Rheumatology Division Explores Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases
Arthur Bankhurst, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Division Chief of Rheumatology
Contact: (505) 272-4761
Department of Internal Medicine
MSC 10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
The Division of Rheumatology at UNM is under the leadership of Dr. Arthur D. Bankhurst, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and is committed to providing outstanding care of patients with the full range of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, promoting programs of excellence in basic and clinical research, and offering state-of-the-art training to medical students, house officers, fellows, and other health professionals. In the pursuit of these goals, the Division has refined its systems for the delivery of clinical care while investing resources to enhance its teaching and research programs.
The Division of Rheumatology was established in 1969; Dr. Bankhurst has been the Chief since 1979. Dr. Sibbitt joined the division in 1981, after completing his fellowship. Dr. Bankhurst and Dr. Sibbitt have published over 350 manuscripts over the course of their tenure at the University.
Dr. Bankhurst and Dr. Sibbitt have consistently been on the cutting edge of new therapies over the course of their careers, including providing clinical trials for the major biologics which helped revolutionize Rheumatology in the late 1990s.
Dr. Bankhurst and Dr. Sibbitt Win Stellar Consultant Awards
The Primary Care Medical Directors Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Arthur Bankhurst and Dr. Wilmer Sibbitt from the Rheumatology Division have been presented the Stellar Consultant Award by UNM/HSC providers as outstanding consultants who have exceeded expectations in assisting primary care providers with the care of their patients. Winners were nominated by primary care providers, who remarked that for many years Drs. Bankhurst and Sibbitt have made themselves easily accessible, when their assistance was needed with complex Rheumatologic problems. Through telephone consults, Project ECHO training, and co-management of patients, these doctors have helped improve the lives of our patients. Congratulations to both.