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    Our Providers

    Cristina De Souza, MD

    Family Medicine

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    Cristina De Souza, MD


    M Cristina De Souza is a board-certified internist with special interest in hematology and geriatrics. She’s originally from Brazil, where she went to medical school, did medical residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hematology/Blood Banking. She is interested in education both for patients and medical students and residents. She moved to the US in 1990s to do a residency in Internal Medicine with University of Arizona, Phoenix Campus. She joined North Country in Feb 2021, serving as an internist and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Western Region. She is also involved in the Pain Management and Infectious Disease Committees.

    Medical Specialties & Interests: Family Practice

    Board Certifications: 

    • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Professional Association & Organizations: 

    • American College of Physicians, Arizona Chapter
    • Arizona Geriatrics Association

    Work History & Leadership:

    • Medical Director; Hospice of the Valley; Phoenix, AZ
    • University of Vermont; Burlington, VT; 1 year
    • Veterans Affairs; Phoenix, AZ; 20 years

    Fun Facts: On my free time I enjoy writing poetry and playing with my two English Labrador Retrievers

    Other Interests: I am a published author of short stories and poems with 3 published books, the last one of which came out in Nov 2019 by Main Street Rag, titled The Grammar of Senses (poetry). I also hold a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

    Languages: English; Portuguese; Italian; some Spanish



    • Residency: Hematology; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Internship: University of Arizona – Phoenix Campus; Phoenix, AZ
    • Medical School: Doctor of Medicine; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Undergraduate: Biomedical Sciences; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil









    Publications & Special Projects

    • De Souza, C.A., (2019). The Grammar of Senses. The MainStreet Rag Online Bookstore. ISBN: 978-1-59948-768-7. https://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product/the-grammar-of-senses-cristina-desouza/




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