Gail I. Van Wingerden, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Gail Van Wingerden joined Riverwalk OB-GYN, P.L.L.C. in 1990. She was previously a Group Practice Physician in Fort Washington, Maryland. During that time, she was on the clinical faculty at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Georgetown University. Currently, she has a staff appointment at the University of Texas Health Science Center and works with the family practice program at Santa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Van Wingerden attended Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, where she received a BS in Chemistry in 1970. In 1974, she received her MD degree from the University of Illinois and completed her residency at the University of Chicago in 1977, Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Van Wingerden was recognized for academic excellence by receiving the Lexington Science & Engineering Scholarship, the Petroleum Research Foundation Scholarship, and was a •James Scholar at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She became a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1977. She received certification from the National Board of Medical Examiners in 1975 and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1979. Dr. Van Wingerden currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Practice, University of Texas, Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Van Wingerden is currently a member of the Medical Staff at Nix Healthcare System, Baptist Healthcare System, and Christus Santa Rosa Hospital. She is also a member of Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Bexar County Medical Society, San Antonio OB-GYN Society, American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Van Wingerden is married to Dr. Robert Dons, a local endocrinologist. Together they have raised four sons and a daughter and she is still a soccer mom to her youngest children, BJ and Janna, who are now in college. She enjoys crafts, gardening, cooking, and gospel music. Called "Dr. Van" by her patients, she is now called "Granny Van" by her grandsons.