Dr. Tunzi grew up in the small town of Spreckels, about five miles from Salinas. After graduating from Santa Clara University and the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, he completed residency at the UCSF-Fresno program. Together with his family physician wife, Dr. Danielle Acton, Dr. Tunzi spent two years at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Crow Agency, Montana, and four years at a community/migrant health center practice in Twin Falls, Idaho, before returning to Salinas to join the faculty at Natividad, where he was our Program Director from 2000-2005 and 2007-2011. Dr. Tunzi’s special medical interests are medical ethics and behavioral health. You can find him attending on the inpatient family medicine service, caring for patients at Natividad Medical Group and at Dorothy’s Place, a local homeless services agency, and doing ethics and palliative care consults in the hospital. He speaks Italian and Spanish. He has three grown children—a lawyer who does hospital compliance work, a PhD student in Education, and an internal medicine resident with the Air Force –and two young grandsons. He tries to amuse himself, the residents, and the rest of the staff by whistling his way around the hospital.