Dr. Valdez is a proud Colorado native who was born and raised in the San Luis Valley. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Colorado State University before receiving her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Early in medical school she was drawn to Pediatrics and feels that it was one of the best decisions of her life to pursue a career dedicated to children. She completed a pediatric residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio before returning to Colorado. Dr. Valdez loves advocating for children and has an interest in child development. She enjoys spending time in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her yellow lab, Tess.