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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY December 2017 | Archived Issues

Two Minutes With …

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the faculty in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery.

Maurice Garcia, MD

Maurice Garcia, MD, director, Transgender Surgery and Health Program

Where did you grow up?

Hollywood, Calif.

Why did you decide to specialize in urologic surgery?

I enjoy the combination of continuity of care, complexity of reconstructive surgery and heavy use of technological “gadgetry” in our field.

If you were not a physician, what career would you choose?

Veterinarian.

What is the funniest thing a patient has ever said to you?

Probably too risqué to print!

If you could spend the day doing one thing, what would it be?

Fishing!

Is there something or someplace you have never seen that you would like to see in the near future?

I would very much like to travel to and explore India.