Elizabeth Vivi Bonagura, MD, MS
Approach To Care
Dr. Bonagura’s interest in women’s health began at Columbia University where she discovered the importance nutrition plays in maternal and fetal outcomes. This interest was reinforced in medical school and her residency, where she fell in the love with caring for women throughout all life stages, but especially during the in-hospital birthing experience.
Dr. Bonagura is focused on ensuring all women – regardless of race, income, or social standing – receive the highest standard of care tailored to their individual needs. She believes all expecting mothers deserve to feel heard and receive outstanding care. Dr. Bonagura is committed to practicing evidence-based medicine at the highest level. Dr. Bonagura gets joy from guiding mothers and infants through pregnancy and delivery and feels lucky to have found a career that fulfills her every day.
- Undergrad – Bachelor of Arts, Duke University
- Masters – Master of Science in Nutrition, Columbia University
- Medical Degree – University of Louisville
- Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, University of California
- American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Bonagura was born in New York City, the daughter of two physicians who taught her the importance of treating all individuals as if they are family and who encouraged her to pursue her dreams. Her mother passed away when she was a child, giving her a unique perspective of being on the other side of the hospital bed. This serves as a reminder every day that while the hospital is a “normal” setting for doctors, it is not for those under our care and thus each interaction deserves sensitivity and compassion. Dr. Bonagura moved around for her education and work before coming to Minneapolis with her Minnesota-native husband and son in November of 2020 from Northern California. She and her family greatly enjoy all Minnesota has to offer and being near family again. In her spare time, she enjoys Pilates, reading, baking, being active outdoors and attempting to keep her California citrus plants alive in Minnesota.