Rebecca Garza, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Rebecca Garza, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Rebecca Garza, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an expertise in breast cancer reconstruction and microsurgical treatment of lymphedema, a chronic swelling of the limbs that occurs in patients who have lymph nodes removed or receive radiation therapy during cancer treatments.

Additionally, Dr. Garza performs reconstructive surgery for head and neck, extremity, and trunk conditions. She also performs aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body.

An active researcher, Dr. Garza has studied adipose-derived stem cells and fat grafting and published clinical research on lymphedema, burn immunology, craniofacial surgery and microsurgical breast reconstruction. Dr. Garza has volunteered for mission trips in the Philippines, Mexico, and Zimbabwe, providing surgical care to the underserved and educating local physicians in reconstructive surgery.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Practicing Since

  • 2017

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago


  • Stanford Health Care


  • Stanford Health Care


  • University of Chicago Medicine

News & Research

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