Maria E. Diaz-Gonzalez de Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD

Director, UNC Transition Program; Associate Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Pediatric Diagnostic and Complex Care
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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 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Clinic
101 Manning Drive
Ground Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Pediatric Diagnostic and Complex Care

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Female

About Maria E. Diaz-Gonzalez de Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD

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 ...
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 childs chronic condition. Outside of work, I like to bake, I am a professional cake decorator, and I like to garden and sing/dance.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Physicians Network
  • UNC Children's

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical School

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1983

Residency

  • Driscoll Children's Hospital, 1985 - 1988
  • Area: Pediatrics

Fellowship

  • University of California, San Diego, 1988 - 1991
  • Area: Pediatric Nephrology

Master of Public Health

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1986
  • Area: Maternal Infant Health

Doctor of Philosophy

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2016

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Board Certified, 2011
Adolescent health, chronic medical conditions, health self-management, transition

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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