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Maria Colon-Gonzalez, M.D., FAAFP

Maria Colon-Gonzalez, M.D., FAAFP, a family and lifestyle medicine physician, practices at UH College of Medicine Direct Primary Care, the first in a planned network of DPC clinics to increase access to care for those without health insurance. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the College of Medicine.

Colon-Gonzalez delivers primary care services to DPC members and is responsible for the care of children and adult patients. In addition, she instructs medical students at the college. Her areas of interest include nutrition, integrative and holistic health, health equity and medicine across borders. 

Prior to joining UH College of Medicine, she was the lead family physician at Vera Whole Health in Edinburg, Texas. She served the community of Rio Grande Valley – a low resource setting with a large Hispanic population – for seven years.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from the University of Puerto Rico and her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Colon-Gonzalez completed her family and community medicine residency at Penn State University/Good Samaritan Hospital in Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Faculty Development for Global Health at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University.

She is also is certified as a yoga teacher and in plant-based nutrition.