Erica Gadzik, MD

Resident/Fellow

I grew up in Bellevue, Washington, where I spent most of my childhood playing soccer, camping, and climbing trees in the beautiful Northwest. During undergrad at Santa Clara University, I spent time in Namibia learning firsthand about the impact of HIV on local communities, an experience which solidly reaffirmed my interest in medicine and international health.

I returned to Seattle to attend medical school at the University of Washington. While in medical school, I spent several months in Peru trekking to remote Andean villages to implement a reproductive health program, and later rotated through several hospitals in Nicaragua. I have always been fascinated and motivated by education, preventive medicine, and health disparities, and it quickly became clear that family medicine was the perfect field for me.

I am so excited to be a part of the UA Family Medicine Program! I was drawn to this program for its strong emphasis on global health, diverse underserved patient population, and supportive and enthusiastic residents and faculty. I also love the chance to use Spanish on a daily basis.

In my free time, you can find me exploring the gorgeous Southwest, where there is incredible climbing, hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking right at our back door!

Degrees
  • MD: University of Washington, School of Medicine
  • BS: Santa Clara University