About Diego Garza, MD, MPH
Dr. Diego Garza is a Medical Doctor and a Master’s in Public Health working in the medical field since 2014. He got his medical degree from el Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Monterrey Mexico. He then pursued a master’s degree in public health at Gilling’s School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ranked #2 in the nation in the field. During his master’s degree, Dr. Garza was a CONACYT Scholar, a highly competitive scholarship program hosted by the National Council of Technology and Science in Mexico. His real passion is the intersection between healthcare and technology. He has been working in the telemedicine field for the past eight years and has been able to develop successful programs for different organizations.
In the telemedicine field, Dr. Garza spearheaded a statewide telemedicine department in Mexico, with over 17 specialties offering services and over 40 clinicians. He continues to serve as one of the primary care providers and consultants for the program. After running that program and while pursuing his MPH, he became the Project Director for the NC Diabetic Retinopathy Telemedicine Network, at the Ophthalmology Department at UNC, where he was able to successfully create a program to increase access to screening services for the dialysis population in 4 counties in the state of North Carolina.
In early 2017, Dr. Garza started working for MindPath Care Centers, one of the largest private behavioral health companies in the nation. In his initial role as the Director of Telemedicine, he developed and implemented a telepsychiatry service that now employs over 180 providers and sees more than a 18,000 patients per month, placing this program as the largest telepsychiatry/teletherapy program in the state of North Carolina. Now, he is currently acting as the VP of Strategy and Innovation and Director of Telehealth, where he oversees growth strategies for MindPath that are directly related to increasing quality of healthcare services.
Select Honors & Achievements
- Triangle Business Journal 40 under 40 Award – 2020.
- North Carolina Health Care Hero Award – 2018
- Nominee Award 2017 – Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society
- CONACYT Scholar – Scholarship for Foreign Graduate Students Awarded by CONACYT