Our Specialists

Specialist Training

  • MD: Deccan College of Medical Sciences
  • Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, UCSF Medical Center
  • Fellowship: The University of Oklahoma

Amitha Gona, MD

Dr. Amitha Gona is an experienced and highly trained specialist who treats every patient with compassion, respect and integrity. She focuses on new and evolving treatments and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Gona has a special interest in chronic rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in different forms of vasculitis.

“I believe a strong patient-physician relationship and shared decision-making can help deal with the complexities of autoimmune diseases. I am extremely passionate about rheumatology and continue to learn from every patient I serve. I bring my experience and the most advanced treatments to help those with these chronic diseases.”


Specialist Training

  • MD: Dr. Jose Matias Delgado University
  • Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, Roger Williams Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Roger Williams Medical Center

Daniel Mendez, MD

Daniel Mendez, MD, is board-certified in rheumatology and a member of the American College of Rheumatology. He grew up in El Salvador and moved to the U.S. in 2009. He served as Chief Medical Resident during his Internal Medicine residency in Rhode Island. He has been practicing in Salem since 2012. Dr. Mendez has a special interest in psoriatic arthritis, RA and gout. Dr. Mendez is fluent in Spanish. He and his wife met in medical school and have 2 children.

“I am proud to be part of Oregon Rheumatology Specialists because I share their values of medical excellence and compassion. I’m committed to working closely with every patient to understand their goals and concerns, so we can develop a plan that meets their needs with the highest quality care.”