Dr. Richard Garza is a board certified Radiation Oncologist. He is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he earned his Medical Degree and was elected class president. He completed his Radiation Oncology residency at Loyola University Chicago Medical Center.
Dr. Garza comes to the Austin Center for Radiation Oncology with acclaim in both medical practice and academic leadership in the field of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Garza has spent an extensive amount of time training in 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, and GU/GYN Brachytherapy. After completing residency, he was recruited to stay at Loyola, where he climbed the ranks to Assistant Professor. During his tenure, he was designated as Medical Director for the University Radiation Clinic at the Hines Veterans Administration Radiation Clinic, and the Radiation Oncology Residency Program Director.
Dr. Garza has a special interest and expertise in the treatment of prostate cancer. Since joining Urology Austin in October 2012, he has treated over 1400 prostate cancer patients. In addition, he has published both textbook and scientific journal articles related to cancer and radiation therapy.
Dr. Garza and his wife are both physicians and natives of San Antonio, where they met in medical school. They are both happy to be back in Texas after spending 12 years in the Chicago metroplex. In his spare time, Dr. Garza loves to windsurf the Texas coast.