Priya Vannarath, MD

Board Certified I came to the United States from Kerala, India in 2002 after serving in a variety of medical positions overseas. It was my father’s ambition that I become a doctor because he wanted me to have as many opportunities as possible and I eventually grew to be very passionate about helping people achieve their health goals. Working at … Read More

Mandy Oliden, MD

I grew up in Phoenix and have known I wanted to be a doctor since I was 5-years old. I have always been interested in the human body and knew I wanted to serve others that needed help. My parents are immigrants from Peru and I am fluent in Spanish, which really comes in handy at our clinics. I like … 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 grew up in Glendale and always wanted to be a lawyer because I thought they were fancy. I have seven brothers and sisters, and also two children and two dogs.  I grew up in a lower-income area, and wanted to practice medicine so that I could help with the lack of healthcare there. When I’m not at work I love … 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

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