Dr. Fidel Garcia Fernandez is our Founder and Medical Director, where he oversees all medical operations for the company. Prior to founding KindFusion, Dr. Garcia served as a Medical Director at PM Pediatrics Urgent Care for 5 years and currently serves as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island and acts as a Pediatric Emergency Physician at NYU Langone in New York City. Dr Garcia holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor with the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics within the New York University School of Medicine
Dr. Garcia has been active in the medical community on an international level, having published textbook chapters, abstracts and research on Pediatric Emergency Medicine in both the U.S. and Guatemala. In addition, he has participated in volunteer missions with medical relief and cleft lip/cleft palate surgery repair in Guatemala, his native country. He is also an appointed fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) since 2012 and the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) since 2013. Dr. Garcia is double board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He completed his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey, serving as Chief Fellow from 2009-2010. He completed his pediatric residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York and earned his medical degree at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin School of Medicine in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Dr. Garcia grew up in Belgium, Haiti and Guatemala, and is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole.