Christina Tatara, DO
Hi! My name is Christy Tatara, and I was born in Park Ridge, IL and raised in Fort Wayne. I attended Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and majored in Biology and Spanish. Throughout undergrad I volunteered as a Spanish translator for free clinics in Indiana and abroad. It was in these small clinics that I found my passion for and my desire to pursue a career in the medical field! I then attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, and am excited to return home!
During my third year of medical school, I had the opportunity to rotate with a Fort Wayne family medicine graduate. That rotation not only solidified my decision to go into family medicine, but showed me what a high quality family physician looks like and peaked my interest in the program. Fort Wayne's program exemplifies the practice of family medicine through the quality of its faculty and residents, broad scope practice, and various opportunities because it is an unopposed residency program in a large hospital system. I am very honored and excited to be a part of this program. My particular interests include global medicine, women's health, and addiction medicine.
During my time at Butler, I met my husband, Joost, who is from the Netherlands. After meeting Joost, I became interested in learning (rather trying to learn) Dutch, traveling throughout Europe, and buying my first pair of wooden clogs! My other interests include cooking, running races, yoga, festivals, concerts… and of course cheering on the Butler Bulldogs!