Kristin Burstedt, DO
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
I was born and raised in the Bay Area (Livermore, CA) and attended undergrad at Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga (go Gaels!). After college, in the midst of applying to medical school, I worked as a research associate at a Biotech company in San Francisco. For med school, I ventured to the Midwest to attend Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a medical student, I rotated at Natividad and became drawn in by its community focus, wonderful patient population and dedicated health care team. While the "family" is my focus, I am particularly interested in geriatrics, pediatrics and community medicine. For fun, I enjoy road biking, dancing (any type), hiking, traveling (I mean, who doesn't?) and spending quality time with friends and family- which often means sharing good food!
Mary Pennington, DO
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Born and Raised in: San Antonio, TX, I grew up in a military family, and as such I’ve lived in many places throughout my life, including Landstuhl, Germany for some of my younger years. However, when I was in the 5th grade my father retired from the Army in San Antonio, TX and I have called it home ever since (Go Spurs Go!). I spent my undergrad years at a small liberal arts college in Georgetown TX called Southwestern University where I received a B.S. in chemistry and played varsity tennis. After that I attended the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. I rotated at Natividad as a 4th year medical student and fell in love with the program because of its dedication to the community and devotion to creating a unique set of well rounded family physicians. I am proud and honored to be a new member of the Natividad family!