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Dena Cornelius, MD

Dena Cornelius, MD
Family Practice Physician 602-224-9218

Dr. Dena Cornelius was born and raised in southeastern Minnesota.  After she completed her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Arizona State University, she received her medical degree from the University of Arizona in May 1995.  Dr. Cornelius completed her Family Medicine residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in the same class as Dr. Jennifer Smith.  She worked for an additional year at Banner Good Samaritan Family Practice Residency as Junior Faculty while she completed a fellowship in Faculty Development through the University of Arizona.  Dr. Cornelius has been board certified in Family Medicine since 1998.  She was one of the founding partners in a private practice in Ahwatukee where she worked from 2002-2009.

Dr. Cornelius has been seeing patients at Mountain View Family Physicians since June of 2009 and became one of the partners in 2012.  She appreciates the opportunity to get to know and care for the entire family and encourages prevention and wellness.  Dr. Cornelius’ hobbies include reading mysteries, Zumba and yoga.  Her favorite activities include any time spent with her husband and two sons.  They enjoy playing board games, traveling and participating in a variety of sports including golfing, biking and playing racquetball.