David J. De la Garza, M.D.

Clinical Assistant: Abbey Simmons

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Personal Profile:

Dr. De la Garza joined POC in 2001. He is married with four children. He enjoys biking, hiking, golf, and water sports.

Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Medical Association

Texas Medical Association

Board Certifications:

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Rathjen K & De la Garza D; Flexible Intramedullary Fixation of Unstable Femoral Shaft Fractures in Children; POSNA 200 Annual Meeting

Rathjen K & De la Garza D, Slauterbeck JR; Telemedicine at Texas Tech University; Scientific Exhibit AAOS 66th Annual Meeting; 1999

Honors & Activities:


Received Honors in Internal Medicine (Sub-Internship) Rotation

Volunteer Lecturer/Trainer

Big Brother – Big Sister Program


Graduated Magna Cum Laude (Texas A&M)

President’s Achievement Award – Four year Scholarship

Alpha Epsilon Delta – Pre-Med Honor Society

Texas A&M Microbiology Society

Dean’s List

Primary Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery

Undergraduate Education:

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
BS Microbiology

Medical Education:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX




UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Languages other than English:


In Practice Since: