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Marlene Garcia, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Schedule an appointment: 210-644-3278
Interventional Cardiology
Board Affiliation/Certification
Alliance For Physician Certification & Advancement
American Board Internal Med/Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular
American Board of Internal Medicine/Inter Card
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2011
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr GME, 2014
University of Texas Health Science Center, 2017
University of Texas Health Science Center, 2019
University of Texas Health Science Center, 2020

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229
Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - Commercial Exchange
Aetna - PPO/EPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Smart Care EPO
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup (Gonzaba) - Medicare Advantage (Transplants only)
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO/PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Community First Health Plans - HMO/Exchange (EPO)
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plans - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO/PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Driscoll Health Plan - Medicaid-All
El Paso First - Medicaid-CHIP
El Paso First - Medicaid-STAR
Entrust - TPA
First Health - Commercial PPO
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Gonzaba Medical Group - Transplant ONLY
Healthsmart - Accel
Healthsmart - Commercial PPO
Healthsmart - HPO/POS
Humana - Commercial Behavioral Health
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO/PPO/Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant ONLY Network
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Commercial and Medicaid Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant ONLY
Oscar - Commercial Exchange
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Prime Health Services - Commercial PPO
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Provider Network of America (PNOA) - Commercial
Provider Partners Health Plan (PPHP) - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO/PPO/Medicare Advantage
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
Tokio Marine - Transplant
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
Universal Benefits Consortium - Brokerage Firm (School Districts)
University of Incarnate Word (Gilsbar) - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm provider participation. For billing and insurance questions, please call our Billing Department at 210-358-3260.
In 2011, I completed medical school UT Southwestern Medical Center and went on to complete my internal medicine residency there. I moved to San Antonio in 2014 for my cardiology fellowship.
After my fellowship, I embarked on a two-year research program under a T32 grant, during which time I analyzed lower extremity amputation trends in Texas. I was also the recipient of the Kleberg Scholar Award, which provided funding for my current research project regarding subclinical atherosclerosis in Mexican-Americans in South Texas.
I joined the UT Health San Antonio faculty in September 2020 and am currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology.
As an interventional cardiologist, I diagnose and manage patients with complex coronary disease, including performing catheterizations and complex coronary interventions.
Research Interests:
My current research and clinical interests include subclinical atherosclerosis in Mexican-Americans.

Journal Articles

  1. Garcia, Marlene, Hernandez, Brian, Ellington Tyler G, Kapadia, Anupama, Michalek, Joel, Fisher-Hoch, Susan, McCormick, Joseph B, Prasad, Anand..“A Lack of Decline in Major Non-traumatic Amputations in Texas: Contemporary Trends, Risk Factor Associations, and Impact of Revascularization, “ Diabetes Care 2019 Apr; dc190078..
  2. Ghumman, S, Weinerman, J, Khan, A, Cheema, M, Levin, D, Suri, R, Garcia, M, Prasad A..“Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Following Peripheral Angiography with Carbon Dioxide versus Iodinated Contrast Media: A Meta-Analysis and Systemic Review of Current Literature,” Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2017.
  3. Prasad, Anand, Garcia, Marlene..“Addressing the Challenge of Acute Kidney Injury Following Cardiovascular Procedures in the 21st Century,” The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, September/October 2016.
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