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

Elmira Pashayeva, MD

Growing up I wanted to be a singer and dancer, but an inner voice told me to go into medicine. I was always caring for our family pets and that drove me into pediatrics. Before coming to Mountain Park, I had worked in similar settings and I wanted to keep providing care to those who need it the most. My … 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

Jennifer Wood, NP

Board Certified EducationArizona State University ClinicBaseline and Maryvale When I was little, I wanted to work with dolphins, as a marine biologist.  I ended up becoming a nurse and caring for kids instead, which I love.  I eventually went back to school to become a nurse practitioner.  I had a friend who worked here at Mountain Park, and she loved … 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

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

Uriel Castañeda, MD

EducationUniversity of Washington, School of Medicine Residency Emory University School of Medicine ClinicMaryvale When I was young, I used to travel every summer to Mexico with my family. I could see the lack of opportunities for the people. Since then, the idea of serving my community to give back stayed with me. It felt like a calling. When I finished my … Read More