Christine H. Chen, D.O.
Dr. Chen received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) from Western University of Health Sciences in 2002. Osteopathic medicine is an equivalent medical degree in the United States as the traditional allopathic medicine degree (M.D.), but takes a holistic approach in the care and treatment of patients.
She finished her internal medicine residency program at The University of Southern California, Los Angeles Medical Center (USC+LAC) in 2005. She then joined the Department of Internal Medicine at USC Medical Center as an assistant clinical professor of medicine from 2005-2006.
In 2006, Dr. Chen moved to Albuquerque, N.M. to begin her nephrology fellowship at The University of New Mexico and completed this program in 2008.
After successfully completing her fellowship, she started her own private practice, Kidney Specialists of New Mexico, P.C. in 2008. She was nominated by her peers as a “Top Doc” in Albuquerque, The Magazine in 2012.
Dr. Chen is board certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son and also enjoys outdoor sports.
Eduardo A. Alas, M.D.
Dr. Alas received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2003.
After finishing his medical school, he came to New Mexico to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He completed residency in 2006. Following residency, he practiced hospital medicine in Texas as well as New Mexico.
In 2008, he subsequently decided to return to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to pursue a fellowship in nephrology. He completed fellowship in 2010 and stayed on at the University as an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology. During that time, he obtained UNOS certification to manage transplant patients and practiced transplant and general nephrology. As a clinical educator of medicine, he was promoted to the rank of associate professor of medicine.
Dr. Alas enjoys bringing awareness and education to the community about chronic kidney disease. You may occasionally see him in the community at local health fairs, kidney walks, or being interviewed on TV speaking about general kidney health.
Dr. Alas enjoys spending his free time with his family and riding his bicycle.
Dianne L Bourne NP-C
Dianne received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of St. Francis in 2017.
A New Mexico native, she became a Registered Nurse in 2001, and has focused much of that time in Critical Care, as well as Interventional Radiology. While in Critical Care, Dianne earned her Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification and Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC) and was nominated for the New Mexico Nurse Excellence Award in Critical Care in 2011.
She has presented on a national level for the placement of peripherally inserted central catheters and has prepared presentations on various nursing topics for the Intermediate Care Unit.
Dianne is a member of both the New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
In her spare time, Dianne enjoys hiking and backpacking throughout New Mexico and spending time with her family.