About AOA

The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until all the children are in bed.
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Meet the AOA Family - Mary Deka, M.D. - Paradise Valley OBGYN

Dr. Mary Deka and Family

Where did you attend medical school? University of Arizona, Texas A & M, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

How long have you been in Arizona? I have lived in Arizona for 7 and ½ years and have been with this practice for 3 ½ years.

What do you enjoy the most about your field of medicine? I really enjoy taking care of women through all the stages of their lives. I have a special place in my heart for infertility patients.

Can you tell us a little about your family? I am married to Dr. Joe Deka, a general surgeon in Phoenix. We welcomed our first born, Asha, eight months ago and couldn't be happier. Asha loves playing with her brother, Cody, our yellow lab.

Do you have any hobbies? I enjoy running and spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I are running the PF Chang’s half marathon this year for the first time. It has been really fun to train together.

Have you received any awards? I received CHIEF OF THE YEAR NURSING AWARD; Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona; Graduated with honors from Texas A&M School of Medicine; Maternal Fetal Medicine Resident of the Year award; ACOG 2007 Annual Clinical Meeting, Poster Presentation; Awarded Best Paper at Surgical Education Week

What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is Hope Floats.

What is your favorite book? My favorite book is My Sister’s Keeper.

What is your favorite food? I can’t live without sushi or pizza.

What is your favorite quote or saying? “Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you will land among the stars.”