Maria is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and holds a Connecticut state license. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She earned a degree magnum cum laude in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. She then completed her graduate studies from Midwestern University Physician Assistant program in Illinois, where she graduated third in her class. In addition to pediatrics she has experience in emergency medicine, pediatric cardiology and medical missionary work in Africa.
Maria is married with two children, a son and a daughter. Both children are in grade school. Maria enjoys to travel, the beach, great restaurants and staying active including tennis, running, and other outdoor activities.