Division pursues research, educational programs
The Division of Cardiology encompasses the entire spectrum of care of patients with cardiovascular disease. As such, faculty members of the division not only assume responsibility for the care of the entire patient, but also focus on highly specialized areas of patient care.
The focus on highly specialized areas of patient care is a direct result of the explosion of knowledge and advances in technology in cardiovascular medicine over the past 20 years. Accordingly, the division is comprised of groups of individuals who provide such highly specialized services. These groups can be broadly categorized as follows:
- invasive and interventional cardiology;
- non-invasive cardiovascular imaging; electrophysiology;
- preventive cardiology;
- and several additional areas of particular interest that cut across the above disciplines (adult congenital heart disease, heart disease in women).
In addition to the clinical mission of the division, faculty members are engaged in specific areas of research within their sub-specialty. Finally, faculty members are continuously engaged in the education of students, physicians-in-training and each other. This is the essence of working within a university environment and it is this "culture" which is unique in the state of New Mexico.
Sheldon named Cath Lab Director
Mark Sheldon, MD, has been named Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Director. Division Chief Warren K. Laskey, MD, MPH, said that Dr. Sheldon "... was chosen for this position as a result of his commitment to our program, his steadfast ways and his goal of taking our invasive/interventional program to the next level."
Dr. Sheldon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. His area of clinical expertise is interventional cardiology. His present interests include medical education and quality and outcomes assessment.
Congenital Heart Disease Program listed
The UNM Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (ACHDP) has been listed in the Clinic Directory of the Adult Congenital Heart Association. Warren Laskey, MD, MPH, is Director of the Program.
ACHDP uses an integrated model for the overall care (in-and out-patient) of adult survivors of congenital heart disease. Besides addressing the medical, electrophysiologic, surgical and non-surgical aspects of congenital heart disease in adults, the program includes committed personnel from radiology, psychiatry and social services.