Maurice Garcia, MD, MAS
Maurice Garcia, MD, MAS
Dr. Maurice Garcia, MD, MAS received his undergraduate training from the University of California, Berkeley, where he obtained a degree in Psychology. He earned his MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in urology at UCSF. Following residency, he completed a research and clinical fellowship in Sexual Medicine and Neurourology, under the guidance of Dr. Tom Lue. He completed a 2-year Master’s Degree program in clinical research in UCSF’s Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.
Throughout his studies Garcia has pursued in interest in clinical practice, and basic science/clinical translational research. Dr. Garcia’s clinical practice and research focuses are: penile reconstructive surgery, men’s sexual health, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and general urology. Other areas of active research include sperm and preimplantation embryo selection for IVF, mobile health technology product development, and urethral catheter related urethral injury.
Urologic Surgical Care for Transgender Patients at UCSF
Dr. Garcia is dedicated to providing comprehensive urologic surgical care to transgender men and women at UCSF. Dr. Garcia is active within the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and other organizations dedicated to transgender healthcare delivery. His focus is to collaborate with other physicians and healthcare professionals at UCSF to work toward the implementation of a healthcare services infrastructure to support more comprehensive medical and surgical care for transgender patients at UCSF. He is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and is active in clinical research that includes transgender health.
Dr. Garcia sees patients in clinic and performs surgery at the UCSF Parnassus Campus and at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital Center.
In 2008, Garcia was the recipient of a three-year mentored career-development fellowship award to study men’s reproductive health funded through Urology's NIH funded Men's Reproductive Health Research K-12 Program, under the mentorship of Drs. Tom Lue and Peter Carroll. In 2011, as principal investigator, he was awarded an NIH K08 award to continue translational research using a novel technology he co-developed with electrical engineers at UC Berkeley to predict sperm and preimplantation embryo quality, for the purpose of improving IVF outcomes. This work was awarded the AUA’s First Place award for the 2010 AUA Meeting Physician’s Essay Contest.
More recently, Dr. Garcia has also developed a novel fiducial marker and treatment strategy to optimize radiotherapy in the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, which has been in use for patient treatment at UCSF since 2007. He has also developed a smartphone and social media-based research platform currently in use at UCSF. Together with resident co-inventors from the UCSF Department of Urology, he has designed a urethral catheter design to minimize risk of catheter-balloon urethral injury during both routine placement and traumatic self-removal.
Dr. Garcia is an active member of the American Urological Association, the Engineering in Urology Society, the American Society of Andrology, the International Society of Sexual Medicine, and the Society for Clinical and Translational Science. He has won numerous awards for his research, and has several U.S. Patents issued and pending.
For appointments, please contact:
UCSF Medical Center
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A-610
San Francisco, CA 94143-0330
Department of Urology
San Francisco, CA 94143-0738