Gabriel Garcia, MD

Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist

The William and Dorothy Kaye University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Liver Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-498-7878
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Digestive Health Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Liver Transplant Program in Chico

  • 1405 Magnolia Avenue
  • Chico, CA 95926
  • Phone: 530-332-5120
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Digestive Health Center - Endoscopy Suite at Stanford

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Liver Clinic (Hepatology)

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Professional Education

Medical Education: New York University - School Of Medicine (1977) NY

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1981) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1978) CA

Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1985)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1980)

M.D., New York University, Medicine (1977)

A.B., Cornell University, Biology (1973)

Administrative Appointments

William and Dorothy Kaye University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education (2012 - 2017)

Associate Dean For Medical School Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine (1999 - 2014)

Mutations in HBV DNA Polymerase Associated With Nucleos(t)ide Resistance Are Rare in Treatment-naive Patients.
Vutien, P., Trinh, H. N., Garcia, R. T., Nguyen, H. A., Levitt, B. S., & Nguyen, M. H. (2014). Mutations in HBV DNA Polymerase Associated With Nucleos(t)ide Resistance Are Rare in Treatment-naive Patients. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology , 12(8), 1363-1370.

Primary Surgical Resection Versus Liver Transplantation for Transplant-Eligible Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients
Wong, R. J., Wantuck, J., Valenzuela, A., Ahmed, A., Bonham, C., & Nguyen, M. H. (2014). Primary Surgical Resection Versus Liver Transplantation for Transplant-Eligible Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 59(1), 183-191.

Clinical Presentation and Survival of Asian and Non-Asian Patients with HCV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Yip, B., Wantuck, J. M., Kim, L. H., Wong, R. J., Ahmed, A., & Nguyen, M. H. (2014). Clinical Presentation and Survival of Asian and Non-Asian Patients with HCV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 59(1), 192-200.

Both HCV and HBV are Major Causes of Liver Cancer in Southeast Asians
Lin, H., Ha, N. B., Ahmed, A., Ayoub, W., Daugherty, T. J., & Nguyen, M. H. (2013). Both HCV and HBV are Major Causes of Liver Cancer in Southeast Asians. JOURNAL OF IMMIGRANT AND MINORITY HEALTH, 15(6), 1023-1029.

Low incidence of hepatitis B e antigen seroconversion in patients treated with oral nucleos(t)ides in routine practice.
Lin, B., Ha, N. B., Liu, A., Trinh, H. N., Nguyen, H. A., & Nguyen, M. H. (2013). Low incidence of hepatitis B e antigen seroconversion in patients treated with oral nucleos(t)ides in routine practice. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 28(5), 855-860.

Low hepatitis B envelope antigen seroconversion rate in chronic hepatitis B patients on long-term entecavir 0.5 mg daily in routine clinical practice
Liu, A., Ha, N. B., Lin, B., Yip, B., Trinh, H. N., & Nguyen, M. H. (2013). Low hepatitis B envelope antigen seroconversion rate in chronic hepatitis B patients on long-term entecavir 0.5 mg daily in routine clinical practice. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, 25(3), 338-343.

Precore and basal core promoter mutations in Asian American patients with hepatitis B e antigen-positive chronic hepatitis B
VuTien, P., Trinh, H. N., Nguyen, K., Garcia, R. T., Nguyen, H. A., & Nguyen, M. H. (2013). Precore and basal core promoter mutations in Asian American patients with hepatitis B e antigen-positive chronic hepatitis B. ALIMENTARY PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS, 37(4), 464-472.

Incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among US Patients With Cirrhosis of Viral or Nonviral Etiologies
Mair, R. D., Valenzuela, A., Ha, N. B., Ayoub, W. S., Daugherty, T., & Nguyen, M. H. (2012). Incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among US Patients With Cirrhosis of Viral or Nonviral Etiologies. CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 10(12), 1412-1417.

High Frequency of Recurrent Viremia After Hepatitis B e Antigen Seroconversion and Consolidation Therapy
Chaung, K. T., Ha, N. B., Trinh, H. N., Garcia, R. T., Nguyen, H. A., & Nguyen, M. H. (2012). High Frequency of Recurrent Viremia After Hepatitis B e Antigen Seroconversion and Consolidation Therapy. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY, 46(10), 865-870.

Risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic liver disease: a case-control study
Ha, N. B., Ha, N. B., Ahmed, A., Ayoub, W., Daugherty, T. J., & Nguyen, M. H. (2012). Risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic liver disease: a case-control study. CANCER CAUSES & CONTROL, 23(3), 455-462.

Prospective study of risk factors for hepatitis C virus acquisition by Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian American patients
Ho, E. Y., Ha, N. B., Ahmed, A., Ayoub, W., Daugherty, T., & Nguyen, M. H. (2012). Prospective study of risk factors for hepatitis C virus acquisition by Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian American patients. JOURNAL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS, 19(2), E105-E111.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-Related Content in Undergraduate Medical Education
Obedin-Maliver, J., Goldsmith, E. S., Stewart, L., White, W., Tran, E., & Lunn, M. R. (2011). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-Related Content in Undergraduate Medical Education. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 306(9), 971-977.

Criminal Background Checks Upon Acceptance to Medical School: The Wrong Policy at the Wrong Time
Halperin, E. C., & Garcia, G. (2011). Criminal Background Checks Upon Acceptance to Medical School: The Wrong Policy at the Wrong Time. ACADEMIC MEDICINE, 86(7), 808-808.

Similar Treatment Response to Peginterferon and Ribavirin in Asian and Caucasian Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C
Vutien, P., Nguyen, N. H., Trinh, H. N., Li, J., Garcia, R. T., & Nguyen, M. H. (2010). Similar Treatment Response to Peginterferon and Ribavirin in Asian and Caucasian Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 105(5), 1110-1115.

Prophylaxis against chemotherapy-induced reactivation of hepatitis B virus infection with lamivudine
Simpson, N. D., Simpson, P. W., Ahmed, A. M., Nguyen, M. H., Garcia, G., & Ahmed, A. (2003). Prophylaxis against chemotherapy-induced reactivation of hepatitis B virus infection with lamivudine. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY, 37(1), 68-71.

Liver transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center.
Millan, M. T., Keeffe, E. B., Berquist, W. E., Castillo, R. O., Cox, K. L., & Esquivel, C. O. (1998). Liver transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical transplants, 287-296.

Volume-mediated pulmonary responses in liver transplant candidates
Kuo, P. C., Schroeder, R. A., Vagelos, R. H., Valantine, H., Garcia, G., & Dafoe, D. C. (1996). Volume-mediated pulmonary responses in liver transplant candidates. CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, 10(6), 521-527.

Late complications of infection with Opisthorchis viverrini
Chiu, A., Neff, M., & Garcia, G. (1996). Late complications of infection with Opisthorchis viverrini. WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 164(2), 174-176.

ORTHOTOPIC LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION WITH SELECTIVE USE OF VENOVENOUS BYPASS
Kuo, P. C., Alfrey, E. J., Garcia, G., Haddow, G., & Dafoe, D. C. (1995). ORTHOTOPIC LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION WITH SELECTIVE USE OF VENOVENOUS BYPASS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 170(6), 671-675.

MAGNETIC-RESONANCE IMAGING-DERIVED PARAMETER OF PORTAL FLOW PREDICTS VOLUME-MEDIATED PULMONARY-HYPERTENSION IN LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION CANDIDATES
Kuo, P. C., Alfrey, E. J., Li, K., Vagelos, R., Valantine, H., & Dafoe, D. C. (1995). MAGNETIC-RESONANCE IMAGING-DERIVED PARAMETER OF PORTAL FLOW PREDICTS VOLUME-MEDIATED PULMONARY-HYPERTENSION IN LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION CANDIDATES. SURGERY, 118(4), 685-692.

MAGNETIC-RESONANCE-IMAGING AND HEPATIC HEMODYNAMICS - CORRELATION WITH METABOLIC FUNCTION IN LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION CANDIDATES
Kuo, P. C., Li, K., Alfrey, E. J., Jeffrey, R. B., Garcia, G., & Dafoe, D. C. (1995). MAGNETIC-RESONANCE-IMAGING AND HEPATIC HEMODYNAMICS - CORRELATION WITH METABOLIC FUNCTION IN LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION CANDIDATES. SURGERY, 117(4), 373-379.

EFFECT OF SULINDAC ON SPORADIC COLONIC POLYPS
LADENHEIM, J., Garcia, G., Titzer, D., HERZENBERG, H., Lavori, P., & Omary, M. B. (1995). EFFECT OF SULINDAC ON SPORADIC COLONIC POLYPS. GASTROENTEROLOGY, 108(4), 1083-1087.

Hepatitis C virus infection in the immunocompromised patient.
Garcia, G., Terrault, N., & Wright, T. L. (1995). Hepatitis C virus infection in the immunocompromised patient. Seminars in gastrointestinal disease, 6(1), 35-45.

FATTY LIVER DUE TO HETEROZYGOUS HYPOBETALIPOPROTEINEMIA
Wishingrad, M., Paaso, B., & Garcia, G. (1994). FATTY LIVER DUE TO HETEROZYGOUS HYPOBETALIPOPROTEINEMIA. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 89(7), 1106-1107.

LIMITATIONS OF LIVER SURFACE US IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS
LADENHEIM, J. A., LUBA, D. G., Yao, F., Gregory, P. B., Jeffrey, R. B., & Garcia, G. (1992). LIMITATIONS OF LIVER SURFACE US IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS. RADIOLOGY, 185(1), 21-23.

THE SULFONE SYNDROME IN A PATIENT RECEIVING DAPSONE PROPHYLAXIS FOR PNEUMOCYSTIS-CARINII PNEUMONIA
MOHLEBOETANI, J., AKULA, S. K., Holodniy, M., KATZENSTEIN, D., & Garcia, G. (1992). THE SULFONE SYNDROME IN A PATIENT RECEIVING DAPSONE PROPHYLAXIS FOR PNEUMOCYSTIS-CARINII PNEUMONIA. WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 156(3), 303-306.

FAILURE TO DETECT HEPATITIS-C VIRUS GENOME IN HUMAN SECRETIONS WITH THE POLYMERASE CHAIN-REACTION
Hsu, H. H., Wright, T. L., LUBA, D., Martin, M., Feinstone, S. M., & Greenberg, H. B. (1991). FAILURE TO DETECT HEPATITIS-C VIRUS GENOME IN HUMAN SECRETIONS WITH THE POLYMERASE CHAIN-REACTION. HEPATOLOGY, 14(5), 763-767.

ACUTE DELTA HEPATITIS DURING TREATMENT WITH ADENOSINE ARABINOSIDE MONOPHOSPHATE WITH RESOLUTION OF THE HBSAG CARRIER STATE
Garcia, G., Smedile, A., BERGMANN, K. F., Gerin, J. L., Gregory, P. B., & Robinson, W. S. (1990). ACUTE DELTA HEPATITIS DURING TREATMENT WITH ADENOSINE ARABINOSIDE MONOPHOSPHATE WITH RESOLUTION OF THE HBSAG CARRIER STATE. WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 153(1), 80-82.

ADENINE-ARABINOSIDE MONOPHOSPHATE (VIDARABINE PHOSPHATE) IN COMBINATION WITH HUMAN-LEUKOCYTE INTERFERON IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS-B - A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLINDED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL
Garcia, G., Smith, C. I., WEISSBERG, J. I., Eisenberg, M., Bissett, J., & Merigan, T. C. (1987). ADENINE-ARABINOSIDE MONOPHOSPHATE (VIDARABINE PHOSPHATE) IN COMBINATION WITH HUMAN-LEUKOCYTE INTERFERON IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS-B - A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLINDED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 107(3), 278-285.

PRELIMINARY OBSERVATION OF HEPATITIS B-ASSOCIATED MEMBRANOUS GLOMERULONEPHRITIS TREATED WITH LEUKOCYTE INTERFERON
Garcia, G., Scullard, G., Smith, C., Weissberg, J., Alexander, S., & Merigan, T. C. (1985). PRELIMINARY OBSERVATION OF HEPATITIS B-ASSOCIATED MEMBRANOUS GLOMERULONEPHRITIS TREATED WITH LEUKOCYTE INTERFERON. HEPATOLOGY, 5(2), 317-320.

SURVIVAL IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS-B - AN ANALYSIS OF 379 PATIENTS
WEISSBERG, J. I., ANDRES, L. L., Smith, C. I., Weick, S., Nichols, J. E., & Gregory, P. B. (1984). SURVIVAL IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS-B - AN ANALYSIS OF 379 PATIENTS. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 101(5), 613-616.