UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Clinic
UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Clinic
101 Manning Drive
N.C. Children's Hospital
Ground Floor
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
On Public Transportation
Handicap Accessible
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

About Maria E. Diaz-Gonzalez de Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD
Specialties and Subspecialties
Pediatric Diagnostic and Complex Care
Special Interests
Adolescent health, chronic medical conditions, health self-management, transition
Provider Details
Provider Type | Clinician
Gender | Female
UNC Hospitals
UNC Hospitals- N.C. Children's Hospital
UNC Physicians Network
Languages Spoken
Departments and Divisions
Department of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (GPAM)
I wanted to be a doctor since I was 6 years of age. I wanted to help other children feel better soon. My poor siblings got tired of playing patient all the time! I have cared for children for over 25 years. I am the parent of a young adult who has a chronic condition diagnosed at 18 months of age. I learned early in my career the importance of listening to parents and their concerns, as they know their children better than anyone else. I also value the input of the parents, grandparents and siblings when I design treatment plans. I take care of my patients as I would like for my own children to be cared for. I help my patients families cope with their child’s chronic condition. Outside of work, I like to bake, I am a professional cake decorator, and I like to garden and sing/dance.
Education and Experience
Medical School
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1983
Driscoll Children's Hospital, 1985 - 1988
Area: Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego, 1988 - 1991
Area: Pediatric Nephrology
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2016
Master of Public Health
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1986
Area: Maternal Infant Health
Pediatrics, Board Certified, 2011
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