Dr. Astrid von Walter Gonzalez joined Rockville Gynecology in October 2014 after finishing a 2 year minimally-invasive surgery fellowship at George Washington University. She went to medical school at Loma Linda University and residency at University of Southern California, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. “Women’s health has always been a passion of mine. The opportunity to serve other women is incredibly rewarding and a great honor. I cherish the long-term relationships that are built with patients and the unique opportunity to guide, treat, educate, and partner with women of all ages in ways to improve their quality of life.”
Dr. Gonzalez received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. She received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. There she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Gonzalez completed her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Southern California Medical Center in California. During her four years she was the recipient of various Nursing Choice awards for patient care as well as peer selected awards for patient advocacy and commitment to quality care. After residency, Dr. Gonzalez went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Minimal Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Gonzalez is a member of The American Medical Association and a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has been published in the prestigious Green Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as in the biweekly publication for continuing medical education, Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Gonzalez has a special interest in menopausal medicine and pelvic prolapse. She also has an interest in routine and complex benign gynecologic disorders and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery including daVinci™ robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures, vaginal procedures, and office procedures such as ESSURE hysteroscopic sterilization and other hysteroscopic procedures.
Dr. Gonzalez is fluent in Spanish. When not at work, Dr. Gonzalez enjoys spending time with her family, playing the guitar and violin, salsa dancing, and watching FRIENDS reruns.