Scott De La Cruz, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Medicine-Internal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2000)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (2006)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Internal Medicine (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Primary Care Research (2010)
  • University of Colorado, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Member, Academy of Medical Educators (CU) (2016)

Publications

  • Pollak KI, Jones J, Lum HD, De La Cruz S, Felton S, Gill A, Kutner JS. Patient and Caregiver Opinions of Motivational Interviewing Techniques In Role-Played Palliative Care Conversations: A Pilot Study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jul;50(1):91-8. PubMed PMID: 25701055

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine (2008)
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Board Certification (2011, 2011)
  • Medical Education Area of Distinction, Certificate (2008)
  • Medical Education Area of Concentration (UCSF), Certificate (2005)
Clinical Interests
Palliative Medicine, patient-centered care, communication

Care Philosophy
I view doctors as humans taking care of other humans. I love learning about patients and their stories. This helps me provide patient focused care!

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2000)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Internal Medicine (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Primary Care Research (2010)
  • University of Colorado, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
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