Obituary for Dr. John Gonzalez

Dr. John Gonzalez

Dr. John Gonzalez, 59, of Manassas, VA passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Novant Health Prince William Medical Center.

Dr. Gonzalez was born and raised in Queens, New York. He graduated from Columbia College in 1979 and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

In 1987, Dr. Gonzalez settled in Northern Virginia and began private practice at what is now Capital Women’s Care. Dr. Gonzalez maintained staff privileges at Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fauquier Hospital, and Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center, and served on the clinical teaching faculty of George Mason University. Dr. Gonzalez was consistently recognized in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual survey of Top Doctors as one of the best 100 OB/GYN physicians in the Washington Metropolitan area. Dr. Gonzalez also volunteered his time and skills to the Prince William Free Clinic and completed a medical mission trip to Haiti each year.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Gonzalez delivered over 7,000 children. As a bilingual caregiver, Dr. Gonzalez was a valued member of the diverse local medical community he dedicatedly served.

Dr. Gonzalez was Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was a member of the Prince William Medical Society and the Medical Society of Virginia. At the time of his passing, he was acting Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Prince William Hospital, and had previously served on many hospital committees during his years of service there.

In addition, Dr. Gonzalez served the local arts community by acting as a Board member of the Manassas Center for the Arts.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Gonzalez was a beloved family man. He enjoyed traveling with his family and watching reality television.

Dr. Gonzalez is survived by his loving wife, Michele Dempsey Gonzalez, and his four children – Jennifer, Katherine, Gregory, and Jacob – and a grandson, Bryce. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Perez Gonzalez, and his brother, Ralph Gonzalez, and sister, Mary Chiofalo, and their families.

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