Marisa Mendes, M.D.
Medical School: New Jersey Medical School
A little about myself. . .
I was born and raised in northern New Jersey. I always had an interest in working with kids and had great opportunities in high school to explore my interests in medicine. Desiring a change of scenery, I left NJ to attend the University of Rochester in NY, which I absolutely loved. I majored in molecular genetics and minored in linguistics. After four years away, I decided to come back closer to family and attended UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers). I was very excited to match to the pediatric residency program here at the University of Maryland! Maryland was my top choice due to the compassionate, friendly, and enthusiastic vibe I received from everyone at the program.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying out new restaurants, traveling, cooking, and watching movies. I look forward to the next three years, and I cannot wait to start exploring Baltimore!