Dr. Candice Brady


Dr. Candice Brady is an orthopedic surgeon with an interest in foot and ankle disorders. She completed medical school and orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University. After completing residency, she moved to Nevada to pursue a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under the guidance of Dr. Watson. She is excited to be spending the year in Las Vegas. Please welcome Dr. Brady to the Foot and Ankle Institute at Desert Orthopaedic Center.


Dr. Gustavo Garcia


Dr. Gustavo Garcia was born and raised on the island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. After completing high school, he moved from St. Croix to New York City to attend Columbia University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. Dr. Garcia then moved to the West Coast to attend medical school at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. After obtaining his MD from USC, he matriculated into the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, from which he graduated after 5 years of surgical training. Dr. Garcia then decided to pursue subspecialty training in foot and ankle surgery and was accepted into the Las Vegas Foot and Ankle Fellowship, where he currently trains under the fellowship director, Dr. Troy Watson.

In his free time, Dr. Garcia enjoys the outdoors and cycling. He also has a special interest in botany and Bonsai.


Jessica Ruiz, Medical Assistant
R.M.A.


Jessica has been working in orthopedics for 10 years as a Medical Assistant. She works primarily in clinic with handling incoming phone messages, FMLA/disability paperwork, and custom orthotics. She is trained in casting, dressing changes and applying any device such as walker boots or ankle braces. She is a local having grown up in Boulder City and now resides in Las Vegas with her fiancé and dog, Sebastian. In her spare time, she is an avid quilter and cross-stitcher. She can be reached at team[email protected] Give her 48 hours to respond.

Jessica can be reached by calling the office at 702-731-1616 and leaving a message or emailing at [email protected]


Tori Lysinger, Medical Assistant
C.M.A.


Tori has been working in the medical field for 7 years as a Certified Medical Assistant. She works primarily in clinic with handling incoming phone messages, FMLA/disability paperwork, and scanning patients for custom orthotics. She is trained in dressing changes and applying devices such as walker boots or ankle braces. She is a from Pennsylvania but has resided in Las Vegas since 2004. In her spare time, she loves dancing, singing, cooking and being active with her son and little brother. She can be reached at [email protected]

Tori can also be reached by calling the office at 702-731-1616 and leaving a message or emailing at [email protected]. Please allow her 48 hours to respond.


Mistie Fagiana, Surgical Technologist 
C.S.T.


Mistie is our Certified Surgical Technologist. During our clinic days, she is experienced with applying dressings, removing sutures and staples, applying splints/casts or anything else a patient may need. She also assists Dr. Watson during surgical procedures. Mistie enjoys cooking, hiking and spending quality time with her son. If you are a surgical patient, Mistie is available by cell phone to answer any postoperative questions. Make sure you get our team cell number before your surgery.

Mistie can be reached by calling the office at 702-731-1616 and leaving a message or emailing at [email protected]


Brianna Mann, Research Coordinator


Brianna graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She has been volunteering in two research laboratories at UNLV since 2016 and came on board in May of 2018. She was hired to take the place of the exiting Research Coordinator, Madison Hurley who is off to Graduate school. Brianna will be with the Desert Orthopaedic Research Foundation and Dr. Watson for the next couple of years as she prepares for her clinical psychology PhD program. She is in charge of all things related to clinical research here at DOC. In her spare time, she enjoys finding new places to hike around and outside of the city. She can be reached at [email protected]

Brianna can be reached by calling the office at 702-731-1616 and leaving a message or emailing at [email protected]


Jennifer Thompson, Certified Medical Assistant 
C.M.A.


Jennifer has been working as an orthopedic Medical Assistant for 9 years. She oversees the surgical schedule and clinical operations. She also is trained to apply casts, splints, dressings and DME. In her spare time, she likes to travel, cook, spend time with her family and enjoy the outdoors.

Jennifer can be reached by calling the office at 702-731-1616 and leaving a message or emailing at [email protected]. Please allow 48 hours for a response.

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