Mary K. Cardoza, MD, FACS

A fourth-generation Californian, Dr. Mary Cardoza attended high school in Palo Alto then attended Yale, where she received a Bachelor of Science in biology. Dr. Cardoza received her M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1987 and then completed her general surgery residency with the UC Davis – East Bay program. Dr. Cardoza spent her lab year doing cancer research at the Martinez VA Hospital and at UC Davis.

Dr. Cardoza began her surgical practice in Contra Costa County in 1995. Dr. Cardoza has a special interest in breast surgery and has been one of the main surgeons for the “Every Woman Counts” breast cancer screening program at the John Muir Medical Center. The program provides breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for uninsured women.

Dr. Cardoza serves as the Director of Breast Health Services at Sutter Delta Medical Center and is the surgeon for the “Every Woman Counts” program based there, as well. In addition to her interest in diseases of the breast, Dr. Cardoza performs gallbladder, thyroid, and colon surgeries as well as hernia repairs.

Dr. Cardoza is currently the Chairman of Department of Surgery at John Muir Medical Center Concord and maintains privileges at the John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek, Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch and several local surgery centers.

Dr. Cardoza is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Medical School: University of California Los Angeles
Internship: Department of Surgery Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, California
Residency: Department of Surgery UC Davis in California
Fellowship: Department of Surgery UC Davis in California

John Muir Medical Center Concord
John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch