Nilda M. Garcia, MD, FACS

Director of Surgical Quality - Dell Children's Medical Center,
Surgeon in Chief - Dell Children's Medical Center

Dr. Garcia is the Surgeon in Chief for Dell Children’s. She also holds an academic appointment of Professor of Surgery & Perioperative Care with Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. She is active in the field of pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma. She is the Division Head of Pediatric Surgery for Dell Medical School.  She has recently been appointed to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma for a six year term.


Pediatric Surgery

Provides Care Through

Austin Pediatric Surgery

Services I Provide

Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Trauma

Seton Hospital Affiliation

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Seton Medical Center Austin
Seton Northwest Hospital

Primary Location

Austin Pediatric Surgery
Strictly Pediatrics Subspecialty Center
1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd
Suite 400
Austin, TX 78723
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Secondary Location

Pediatric Specialty Center
1301 Medical Parkway
Suite 340
Cedar Park, TX 78613
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My Passion for Healthcare

I became interested when I met and rotated with a mentor who was a pediatric surgeon. I Knew I wanted to be a surgeon, but I found that the ultimate in compassion, grace was exemplified by a pediatric surgeon. And I wanted to be a part of that field. Interacting and caring for a child can lead to great satisfaction. I consider it an honor when a family trusts me with the care of their child.

My Clinical Focus

I am passionate about pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma. I enjoy all aspects of taking care of a child. I am also interested in improving surgical quality nationally.

Degree & Residency

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Med Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery- General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American College of Surgeons- Member, Committee on Trauma
Pediatric Trauma Society

Insurances Accepted

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