Tamar Gottfried is an Arizona native, having grown up in Tempe and graduated from McClintock High School. She attended University of Arizona on a Flinn Foundation Scholarship, spending summers in Mexico and Central America and becoming fluent in Spanish. Dr. Gottfried completed medical school at the University of Arizona in 1994, and received a full ride Dean’s Scholarship and a grant to study women’s health in Fortaleza, Brazil during her fourth year. She also completed graduate classes in medical anthropology during her undergraduate and medical school years- studying the cultural influences on women’s health and health care.
Dr. Gottfried did her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the famed LA County/ University of Southern California program, where she spoke Spanish to patients every day and experienced all aspects of women’s health care. She even participated in the data analysis of a study on declining sperm quality in infertility patients. After passing her boards and completing her residency, Dr. Gottfried moved her growing family back to Arizona to be closer to her parents and to take a job with the Casablanca Clinic in Mesa. In 2001, she started her own private practice in Mesa, providing obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages.
Dr. Gottfried practices exclusively at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa and at the Banner Surgicenter on campus. Dr. Gottfried’s beautiful home-like office is on the campus of Banner Desert and offers in-house blood draw services, in-office minor surgery, including LEEP and ablation procedures, and radiologist-read ultrasounds in the office, as well as computerized medical records, video colposcopy and first trimester ultrasound for every new pregnancy. She enjoys taking care of a variety of obstetric and gynecologic conditions from contraception, to heavy bleeding, to abnormal paps, menopausal issues, dermatologic gynecology and basic infertility, to normal and abnormal pregnancy.
Dr. Gottfried has served as the chair of the Banner Desert Ob/Gyn peer review committee and as Vice Chairman of the Ob/gyn department. She continues as a member of the Peer review and hospital Core Measures committees. She precepts medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She recently finished a 2 year term as president of her hiking club.
Dr. Gottfried is the proud mom to 3 adult sons, 2 rescue dogs, a cat and a turtle. She lives in Gilbert with her husband and enjoys hiking and backpacking with the Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club, going to the gym, seeing plays at Gammage, trying to agility train her cattle dog, and spending time with family.