Jonathan Cartsonis, MD
Director, Rural Health Professions Program

Jonathan Cartsonis, MD

Brief Bio

Dr. Cartsonis attended the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he earned his medical degree and developed his interest in family and community medicine. During this time, he also met his wife — a fellow UA alumna and Family Physician in the Valley. Dr. Cartsonis has worked in many different settings, including the federally funded clinics Avondale Family Health Center and Health Care for the Homeless. He currently cares for patients at the Estrella Women’s Jail in Phoenix.

He is the medical director for the PA program for Northern Arizona University. In addition, he is highly involved in the Pathway Scholars Program for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, as well as many other programs involving rural health.

Dr. Cartsonis is passionate about rural health and seeks to cultivate an environment at the UA where medical students can incorporate individualized learning styles and experiences to engage in the vibrant communities of rural towns/cities. His hope is that, ultimately, these same towns and cities will employ our medical students as they continue in their professions.