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Dr. Garth O. Vaz, M.D.
Garth Vaz, M.D. is a family practice physician at The Vaz Clinic, P.A. in Gonzales, Texas. His personal experience with Dyslexia along with his experience diagnosing and dealing with Dyslexia and Learning Disorders have inspired him to help others dealing with similar struggles. In an effort to fulfill this goal Dr. Vaz has created this web site. He also travels around the world presenting lectures and in-services. These presentations not only address Dyslexia, they deal with multiple learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.
Garth Vaz was born in a small village of Westmoreland, Jamaica. There at a young age he began his pursuit to become a physician. He struggled with school and a difficult family situation, dropping out of school repeatedly. In 1967, he immigrated to the US. While working and living in Brooklyn, New York, he continued his pursuit to become a physician. At the age of 22, while in the Army, he passed the GED Test.
He continued his education in Florida, earning the prerequisite credits for medical school. He was finally admitted to the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1983, at the age of 36. Throughout his medical school experience he struggled to demonstrate his knowledge and ability to a skeptical university staff. After 6 long, hard years, Garth Vaz, M.D. received his diploma. In 1990 he received his license.
Since graduating, Dr. Vaz has worked at a medical clinic in Florida, at Gonzales Community Health Center in Gonzales, Texas and currently at The Vaz Clinic, P.A. He lectures around the world about Dyslexia and its diagnosis. If you are interested in having Dr. Vaz lecture somewhere near you, or would be interested in receiving other information, please feel free to contact him.
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Vaz's struggles to get an education, his brother, also a dyslexic, has written a biographical book named "The Doctor He Begged To Be."
Dr. Vaz has also been featured in Real Essays by Susan Anker, Succeeding with LD by Jill Lauren, M.A., The ten year addition of Succeeding with LD by Jill Lauren, M.A. and Dyslexia from a cultural perspective by Asher & Martin Hoyles.
Dr. Vaz is an advocate for children in his community. He is the cofounder of “Norma’s House” the Gonzales Reginal Children’s Advocacy Center. Dr. Vaz hosted a Radio talk show called “Champion for Children” for over two years.
Dr. Vaz was the recipient of the Seaver Leadership Award from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine.