Rudy Garza III, M.D.
Mark T. Malone, M.D., is a Board Certified pain specialist and a native Texan. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Malone attended Baylor College of Medicine for residency and training in anesthesiology, and then completed a pain management fellowship at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in 1998. Prior to founding Advanced Pain Care in 2002, Dr. Malone was a member of an Austin-based group practice for twelve years, and a clinical instructor at Baylor College of Medicine for six years. He is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology, with a sub-specialty in pain management; this is the only board certification for pain management endorsed by the American Board of Medical Specialties. In 2017 Dr. Malone was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at UT Dell Medical School. <br> Dr. Malone is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Spinal Intervention Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Travis County Medical Society. He has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. He and his wife, Tracy, live in Austin with their three children. In his spare time, he enjoys water-skiing, cycling, and travel.
Dr. Rudy Garza III is a native Texan and is dual board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio where he graduated Summa cum laude. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his Anesthesiology residency and Pain Medicine fellowship at UT Health San Antonio. Following, he joined the faculty at UT Health where he worked diligently and climbed the ranks to become the Assistant Program Director of the Anesthesiology Residency followed by the Associate Program Director for the Pain Medicine Fellowship.
With Dr. Garza’s academic background, he has extensive experience in treating common pain syndrome as well as those with novel complexities. Dr. Garza emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to help his patients maximize function, gain independence, and improve quality of life. Treatments may combine injections, spinal cord stimulation, pain medication with behavioral and physical therapy, exercise, or other activities.
Dr. Garza adds: “The treatment of pain is rarely straightforward. Too often I see patients who have failed interventions because treatment plans are pain centered. I do not treat the pain but the people who experience the pain. Each case is different, because each patient is different. By working together we can have a better understanding on how to prevent and/or manage your chronic pain.”
Dr. Garza continues to have an active interest and aptitude for teaching and mentoring young physicians. He has maintained his relationship with UT Health and serves as a clinical instructor for the Department of Anesthesiology. As an invited guest speaker, Dr. Garza has presented over one hundred lectures and has written over 15 book chapters devoted to evidence-based/best practices of Pain Medicine. He is the sole author of an interventional pain book that is currently being used across the nation to train pain fellows. Since 2015, he has been peer voted as one of the “Best Physicians in San Antonio” and yearly has been awarded “Top Teaching Faculty” for the Department of Anesthesiology. He is an active member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
In his free time, Dr. Garza enjoys tractor racing with his 3 wild boys, fishing, and running the trails with his wife.