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Natividad Medical Group – Meet the Team


Minerva Perez-Lopez, M.D.

Minerva Perez-Lopez, M.D.

Dr. Perez-Lopez, a Salinas native who graduated from Alisal High School, is distinguished with honors, scholarships, and academic recognitions. She received her medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her residency at the Family Medicine Residency Program at Natividad Medical Center, where she was named Chief Resident in 2005 and was awarded the department's Hannon-Lauderdale Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Residency. She then completed an Obstetrical Fellowship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. Dr. Perez-Lopez says her educational background offered outstanding opportunities, but her goal was always to return to the community she knows and loves to be a family physician. Dr. Perez-Lopez is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Perez-Lopez is also the vice chair of the board of directors of the Natividad Medical Foundation, which is dedicated to philanthropically supporting Natividad Medical Center in its mission to provide health care access to all patients regardless of their ability to pay.


Marc Tunzi, M.D.

Marc Tunzi, M.D.

Dr. Tunzi was born in Salinas and grew up in Spreckels, received his medical degree from University of California, San Diego and completed his family practice residency at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, an affiliate of University of California, San Francisco. He worked in community clinics in Montana and Idaho before returning to Salinas in 1993. Dr. Tunzi has served as the Program Director of Family Medicine Residency Program at Natividad Medical Center and is currently the Assistant Program Director. Dr. Tunzi’s special medical interests are medical ethics and behavioral issues, though he really sees himself as a true family physician generalist. He has worked for years with the homeless serving as the  Medical Director of the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra Homeless Clinic in Salinas, for which he won a KSBW-TV Jefferson Award for Community Service. Dr. Tunzi is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

 


Ana Abril Arias, M.D.

Ana Abril Arias, M.D.

Dr. Arias specializes in Family Medicine and received her medical degree from Autonomous University of Baja California School of Medicine in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. After medical school she became part of the University of California, Los Angles International Medical Graduate Program. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at University of California, San Diego, serving as Chief Resident of the program in 2012. During her residency, Dr. Arias was named Outstanding Intern in Labor and Delivery by the Obstetrics Department. She was also a member of the UCSD Perinatal Practices Committee that sets policy for patient care in the labor, delivery and post-partum departments. Dr. Arias was initially attracted to Salinas for the Obstetrical Fellowship. She completed her year in training here at Natividad Medical Center and loved the community and the patients so much that she decided to stay. Her special interests include: Obstetrics, Underserved Medicine and Teaching. Dr. Arias is fluent in English and Spanish.

 

 

 
 
 

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