Image of Melinda Verduzco GonzalezMelinda Verduzco Gonzalez, PA-C

Melinda Verduzco Gonzalez is a board certified Physician Assistant with over 10 years of experience. She is a native of the Rio Grande Valley and received her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, graduating with a degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007.  During her time at Baylor College of Medicine, she trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center in urologic oncology and trained at Ben Taub General Hospital for woman’s health. She has focused her practice in surgery to include: minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic first -assist, robotic cases, and open surgery.  Melinda also has extensive experience in general and bariatric surgery, post-operative patient care, as well as acute urgent care medicine, advanced wound care, nutrition, weight loss management and cosmetic injections.

Melinda has always had a passion for teaching and partaking in research programs at the UT Health Science Center and the St. Mary’s health careers program. Educating students about the PA profession is a hobby she enjoys doing.  Some of her academic accomplishments have been: Being a clinical preceptor for Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner programs including medical schools, her Master’s thesis was published in the American Journal of Cardiology which helped to improve heart failure outcomes, and she was invited to present her research in Baltimore, MD at the American Heart Association conference.

PA Gonzalez has also co-authored a children’s book, Larvie Learns A Lesson, which emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle to include nutrition and exercise. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, bargain shopping, being a dance mom, and spending time with her loving husband and two adorable children.

Melinda is excited to practice in gynecologic oncology and work alongside Dr. Wilder. She hopes to develop relationships with her patients and enhance treatment care plans that will improve patient’s outcomes and quality of life.