Denise De Las Nueces, MD, MPH


Medical Director, Boston Health Care for the Homeless; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University/Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Denise De Las Nueces, MD, most recently completed a residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.  Dr. De Las Nueces aspires to work as a physician and leader in a community health center, providing longitudinal care to immigrant, racial and ethnic minority populations.  Her current interests are in interventions geared at novel approaches toward improving health care delivery and chronic care management, through the use of community-based participatory research.  Her commitment to vulnerable populations is evidenced by her work caring for Latina women in her residency clinic as well as in a rural clinic in El Salvador before residency.  Dr. De Las Nueces received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2008.

June 10, 2014 | WBUR

The roughly 160,000 undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts do not have access to most public health insurance programs. Some doctors and nurses in Boston have noticed this can pose particular challenges at the end of life, where the undocumented do not have access to nursing facilities or hospice care.