Alfredo Tomas Garcia, III was born in Alice, Texas in 1947. He graduated from Wm. Adam High School in Alice and received his B.A. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas in 1971. He worked as a registered Pharmacist to pay for his medical school expenses.
He graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico in June of 1975. He is the past president of the UAG North American student’s assocication.
His medical residency programs in Internal Medicine were completed at New York Medical College, New Rochelle Medical Center Hospital and Baltimore General Hosital in Baltimore, Maryland. His Cardiovascular fellowship were completed at UT Hermann Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Garcia has been in solo practice of medicine since 1981 in West Houston at Rosewood Medical Center Hospital and HCA West Houston Medical Center.
He has served as President of the HCMS Southwest Branch and President of Harris County Academy of Medicine and the Harris County Medical Society. He served as state President of the Texas Medical Foundation and was the 150th President of the Texas Medical Association. He was a Texas delegate to the American Medical Association for 20 years. He continues to serve the Houston County Medical Society on the liaison committee to the TMA.
His community affiliations include his continued work with the Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council. He and his 3 adult sons are Eagle Scouts. He was a Webelo Den leader at Troop 1354, St. Michaels Catholic School and Scoutmaster of Troop 1453 of St. Albert’s Catholic Church. He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and the Paisano adult awards. He completed the Wood Badge Scouting Leadership training and served as a course instructor twice. He was Scoutmaster to the National Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill in Virginia and served as Scoutmaster to 3 BSA World Jamborees to Chile, Thailand and London.
He is a trained lector and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in the Catholic Church and sings with the St. John Vianney Catholic Church choir.
He has served on the boards of the West Houston Medical Center hospital, the International Red Cross, and the Houston Blood Center.
He enjoys playing gold and reading Civil War history and military books.
He and his wife have 4 adult children and two grandchildren.