portrait Gonzaga_Alda_Maria_MD_12-2006_GIMDr. Gonzaga is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh where she has been Med-Peds Program Director since 2008. She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and went on to complete her residency training at the same institution. She then went on to earn her Masters in Medical Education at the University of Pittsburgh, as part of her fellowship in general internal medicine/women’s. Upon completing her fellowship, Dr. Gonzaga joined the faculty at UPMC and founded the transitional care clinic for adolecents and adult patients with pediatric onset medical conditions. Dr. Gonzaga was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Med-Peds Program Directors Association in 2012.


“The MPPDA feels like my home nation – its where “my people” reside. It is an absolute privilege to serve the MPPDA community as part of the Executive Committee. I’m excited to be involved in strengthening our specialty – through improving board pass rates, increasing the published scholarship of our specialty, and in supporting new (and old) program directors.”