Lora Van Tassel, M.D., F.A.A.P, is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physiology at the University of Arizona. She returned to the Valley for medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. She completed her pediatrics residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center and received her board certification. Following residency, she worked at another pediatrics clinic before joining the Desert Shores family. Preventive medicine is her passion and she is a strong believer in vaccinating children. In her free time you’ll find her out in the community with her husband and four children frequenting museums, libraries, church groups and splash pads. Her patients and their families would agree that she is easy going and friendly, and able to relate to many situations you may be dealing with.