Maria Van Gundy, MD

MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford


Academic / Professional Bio: 

Where are you from?     
Arcola, Illinois
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?    
I attended the National AAFP conference in Kansas City and felt that this program offered everything I was looking for including a focus on rural rotations, serving a diverse and underserved population, as well as the Spanish Language/Health Disparities Track. I also appreciate the mix of academic and community medicine!
What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?    
Trying the amazing foodies, sunny days, having family and friends visit, and developing relationships with co-residents and patients
What are your interests or hobbies outside of Medicine?    
Dancing, cooking, baking, traveling, peloton, attending concerts, and improving my Spanish
What are your professional interests within Medicine?     
Rural Medicine, Women’s Health, Global Health, Refugee Health, and Community Health education
Favorite way to spend a day off?    
Sleeping in followed by spending the day at the spa getting a massage! I also enjoy trying new restaurants and experiences around Tucson.
Top item on your "Bucket list"? 
Sky diving