Luis Garcia, MD, FACS, MBA, FASMBS serves as the President of Sanford Health’s Clinic division, overseeing governance, recruitment and retention, well-being and development, and overall clinic integration for physicians and advanced practice providers.
Dr. Garcia has been with Sanford Health since 2002 and is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries. He was born and raised in Mexico City, where he also attended medical school at LaSalle University. Garcia completed his general surgery residency at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and did a mini-fellowship in bariatric surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also holds a Health Care Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota).
Dr. Garcia brings extensive clinical and research experience to his leadership position at Sanford, giving him a deep understanding of and connection to the clinicians he oversees. He is particularly interested in clinician well-being, workforce challenges , and related topics; and he has spearheaded a number of initiatives to strengthen Sanford’s clinician culture and support. He has established the Office of Clinician Experience, responsible for clinician engagement, resiliency, well-being, and leadership development; developed comprehensive strategies to address onboarding, compliance, compensation, and governance; and influenced enterprise-wide strategies on DE&I, practice standardization, and strategic vision.
Dr. Garcia is also a strong advocate for Sanford Health in shaping health care policy and serves on several prominent industry boards and committees, including the International Esperanza Project, the American Medical Group Association, and the Morrison Family College of Health.
Garcia and his wife, Greta, have four children.