Klepper Garcia

Assistant Professor

Klepper Garcia

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurosurgery

Bio

My passion for medicine started when I was a child. My parents used to tell me that the most important in life is do what makes you happy. I grew up in Ecuador (South America), and I had the opportunity to learn medicine in a system where the clinical aspect/ physical examination plays a huge role, later on I moved to the United States to improve my medical knowledge and grow as person as professional. I had the opportunity to get some experience in the American medical system in the University of Miami and in The Ohio State University. Later on I did my residency in the University of Illinois at Chicago/ACMC and my fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis/BJH. After I completed my training I decided to continue my dreams of taking care of people and teaching medicine in the Medical College of Georgia / Augusta University. I think the most beautiful aspect of the medicine is that you never finish to learn and you always try to preserve life. As science continues grow we realize more and more that we are our brains, for this reason in the Neuro-Critical Care we help the brain using all the body to support it, while this is in a critical condition.

  • (706) 721-7243
  • (706) 721-1962
  • BI 3078A

Education

  • MD, Medicine Univ Catolica Santiago de Guay, 2002

Certifications

  • ABIM ABIM, 2018

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates ECFMG, 2006

  • Physician License Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, 2011

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support American Heart Association, 2008

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association, 2008

  • Emergency Neurological Life Support - Teacher Training 2016

  • Physician License Georgia Composite Medical Board, 2013

  • Emergency Neurological Life Support Neurocritical Care Society, 2013

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Brd, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of American College of Physicians American College of Physicians, 2020

  • 2019 Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2020

  • 2019 Resident Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2019

  • 2018 Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2019

  • 2017 Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of georgia, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHAS 5314

    Neurology
  • RNEU 5000

    Neurology
  • NEUR 5010

    Neurology Critical Care

Teaching Interests

Neurocritical care

Research Interests

Intraventricular hemorrhage and tPA administration
Prevention of ischemic penumbra in large cerebral infarcts
ARDS in complicated cerebro-vascular patients
Intracerebral hemorrhage and platelets in ESRD

Department Service

  • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro-ICU) 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Augusta University Medical Center Neuroscience Quality Council Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Medical Center Organ Donation and Transplant Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Medical Center Critical Care Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member