August 24, 2019


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 Scholarship, spending summers in Mexico and Central America becoming fluent in Spanish. Dr. Gottfried completed medical school at the University of Arizona in 1994, having 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 some graduate classes in medical anthropology during medical school- studying the cultural influences on women’s health and health care.

Dr. Gottfried did her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the famed LA County/ University of Southern California program, moving back to Arizona afterwards to 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 at both Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa and Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert. Her beautiful new office is on the campus of Banner Desert and offers in house laboratory, in office surgery, including Essure and Thermachoice procedures, and ultrasounds by the Fetal and Women’s Center 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  serves as the chair of the Banner Desert Ob/Gyn peer review committee. She also is a member of the Banner Health Obstetrics Clinical Consensus Committee.  She is a supporter of the Highland High School Music program, the Phoenix Youth Symphony, is a donor at the Gammage, and a volunteer at the I-HELP homeless assistance program in Tempe. She lives in Gilbert with her husband and three boys and enjoys hiking, running, biking and Zumba.