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Dr. Denise Gonzales Profile


Denise Gonzales, MD, is the medical director for Presbyterian Rust Medical Center and for adult medical specialties at Presbyterian Medical Group, as well as a pulmonary and critical care physician for Presbyterian Medical Group. Presbyterian Medical Group is a department of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, New Mexico’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system and its largest provider of healthcare.

Dr. Gonzales, who works with patients with breathing disorders and those who need critical care, joined the organization in 2007. As the medical director of Presbyterian’s first twenty-first century hospital, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, she leads a team of talented clinicians who have a shared commitment to quality patient care. In her role as medical director of adult medical specialties, she leads a group of physicians who deliver highly specialized care to adults.

Dr. Gonzales is a member of the board of The ASK Academy, a science, technology, engineering and math innovation school in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Dr. Gonzales was born and raised in rural southern New Mexico. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering, she earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She then completed the joint National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program.

Dr. Gonzales sees patients at both Presbyterian Hospital and Presbyterian Rust Medical Center.