Gonzalo P. Obnial, MD

Dr. Gonzalo Obnial earned his undergraduate degree from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, in biology.  Pursuing his passion to provide medical services to underserved communities in the Philippines, he attended St Luke’s College of Medicine, Philippines, where he completed his medical degree.  During his training he volunteered at Sagip Bayan Foundation, which reached out to impoverished communities in the Philippines, rendering free medical and surgical services.  Moved by his experiences he founded Latros; a semi-annual publication for St Luke’s College of Medicine.  The publication chronicled student’s outreach to oppressed communities that needed medical assistance; a creative expression to encourage his contemporaries to also assist those in need.  Finishing top in his medical school class, he was accepted into North Shore – LIJ Health System (NYU/Albert Einstein College of Medicine) in New York, where he completed his general surgery residency.  He then completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Wayne State University (Detroit Medical Center/W. Beaumont Hospital) Michigan.

In 2010, he and his wife and three kids moved to Northern California to pursue his area of expertise in vascular surgery that includes carotid artery disease and stroke prevention, venous insufficiency and endovascular procedures for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).


  • American College of Surgeons, Resident Member
  • Society for Vascular Surgery, Candidate Member
  • Federation Credentials Verification Services
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Basic and Advaned Surgical Ultrasonography

Medical School: St Luke’s College of Medicine in Quezon City, Philippines
Residency: North Shore – LIJ Health System (NYU/Albert Einstein College of Medicine) in New York
Fellowship: Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Alta Bates Campus
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Summit Campus
Eden Medical Center
American Medical Association
Philippine Medical Association