Maria Talpos, RDH

EducationRio Salado ClinicMaryvale I am a big people person and I love doing things that benefit others. That’s why I got into healthcare. I worked with a few people who work for Mountain Park now before coming here and everyone always spoke so highly of it, so I decided to make the switch myself. I believe the more we can … Read More

Daniel Tinlin, MD

Clinic: Maryvale I have always had an interest in science. When I was born, I had a heart defect and grew up constantly seeing doctors. I had a really good experience with those doctors and decided to go into medicine so I could provide patients with the same great care I received. I was drawn to Mountain Park because I … Read More

Clifford Gross, MD

Board Certified  EducationUniversity of Arizona ResidencyUniversity of New Mexico ClinicMaryvale I wanted to be a scientist when I was little, but I ultimately decided to become a doctor because I love working with people as much as I love solving puzzles.  I especially love working with children and families, so being a pediatrician is the perfect job for me!  I am … Read More

Shashikala Rao, MD

Board Certified EducationRangaraya Medical CollegeIndia ResidencyLincoln Medical CenterBronx, NY ClinicBaseline I grew up in India and always either wanted to be a doctor or lawyer, and eventually chose to become a doctor. I’ve practiced medicine in India, England and the US. I think the range of cultural experience that has given me is advantageous. Mountain Park has a great work … Read More

Juan Gabriel Martinez, DO

I come from a large family and was raised in Glendale, Arizona just north of our Maryvale Clinic. Growing up in this area, I understand the barriers that exist when it comes to quality healthcare and health education. This is why I chose to become a physician and work near my hometown. It is my goal to provide the best … Read More

Elizabeth Perez, MD

Board Certified EducationUniversity of ArizonaTucson, AZ ResidencySt. Joseph’s HospitalPhoenix, AZ ClinicBaseline I remember when I was 13, I figured I was going to grow up someday and be a mother, and that I was going to have more questions than anyone was able to handle, so I need to be a doctor. When kids tell me what they want to be when … Read More

John Kariuki, MD

Board Certified I’m originally from Kenya, but I now live in Gilbert. I was often sick as a kid, resulting in having to spend a lot of time in the hospital, that’s what made me decide to become a doctor. Mountain Park has a diverse community, and I always heard good things about the organization, that’s why I’m here. I’m married, … Read More

Tritia Pusateri, MD

Board Certified EducationRoss University School of MedicineDominican Republic ResidencyMaimonides Medical CenterBrooklyn, NY ClinicMaryvale I grew up in California where my mom was a pediatrician. I always wanted to follow in her footsteps. In fact, most of my family is in healthcare, so I always had a lot of exposure to the field, and found that I love taking care of kids. … Read More

Michelle Byers, NP

When I was little I wanted to be a veterinarian, because I have always loved and cared for animals. I went into pediatric healthcare because I enjoy caring for children. I think children are so resilient and honest, and it is wonderful being able to help them develop into healthy adults. I love Mountain Park because they really care about … Read More

Nailah Cooper, MD

I grew up in an urban neighborhood in Oklahoma City. As a child I wanted to be both a doctor and a pilot – a flying doctor. It’s the mystery of medicine paired with being able to help people that really kept me interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. When I was 19 I was selected to take part … Read More