Cuevas, Christen MD, MPH

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Cuevas, Christen MD, MPH

Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine

Dr. Christen Cuevas earned her Medical Doctorate degree and Master of Public Health degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Throughout medical school, she served on the student council and was involved in community health programs such as Doctors on the Street. In her Public Health training, she specialized in quality improvement and patient education.

Dr. Cuevas completed her dual residency training at Loma Linda University in southern California, in the combined Family and Preventive Medicine residency program. She was elected as Chief Resident and won awards for her work in quality improvement and patient safety. After graduating, she stayed on as faculty, training medical students and residents, while practicing primary care and addiction medicine at a Patient-Centered Medical Home in an underserved urban area. She also served for several years on the board of Directors of the California Academy of Preventive Medicine.

Additionally, Dr. Cuevas has done extra training in Lifestyle Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and has completed the University of California’s fellowship in Psychiatry for Primary Care Providers.

She went into the medical field to provide compassionate, ethical primary care to people in underserved communities. She chose her specialty training based on where she could best develop skills in whole-person care.

She chose to come to Gonzaba Medical Group because she wants to be a part of supporting its important mission and values as it grows.

Dr. Cuevas speaks English and Spanish fluently and is a Spanish Healthcare Interpreter. She grew up in Kansas City, but has also lived in Guadalajara, California, and Ohio. In her spare time, Dr. Cuevas loves to read, write, and compose music.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH – MD
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Public Health, Cleveland, OH – MPH
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS – BA


  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Spanish Healthcare Interpreter