Maris Freeman-Khairallah, FNP-C, is a family nurse practitioner. She serves patients at HealthyU Clinics at our Phoenix, Arizona, clinic on Thomas Rd.
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Maris enjoyed a decade-long career as a high school English and history teacher for The Diocese of Nashville in Tennessee. She also wrote a weekly education column for The Tennessean newspaper.
She entered the medical profession in 1993, enrolling in nursing school at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Maris received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University in Ohio, with clinical rotations completed at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio.
Maris relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1999 because she does not like cold winters. She has worked at the Mayo Clinic and Banner-University hospitals, Cigna, and several private practice clinics in greater Phoenix, with a surgical nursing rotation completed at Gateway Community College and St. Joseph hospital.
She received her Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) from the University of Phoenix in 2011, with a special cardiology rotation completed at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
She has worked mainly in primary care, cardiology, and pain management. She joined HealthyU Clinics in 2022 and works one day a week with homeless patients at Circle the City.
Maris is a professionally trained singer in opera and oratorio and loves singing at her church. She also enjoys singing classical, jazz, blues, big band, and country music.
She is an avid animal-rights activist and vegan. Her favorite activities are playing and cuddling with her awesome dogs, Rosie and Callie, and visiting with cherished family and friends in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Phoenix!