DoIM Faculty Supported by Offices of Departmental Vice Chairs

Lee Brown

Office of Clinical Affairs

Lee Brown, MD

The Office of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Internal Medicine Office supports the overall clinical practice in areas of clinical documentation improvement, provider education, process improvement and clinical metric/data reporting.  The goal is to maximizing access and the revenue cycle as well as improve overall ease of practice for our physicians, fellows, residents and mid-level providers.  It is our goal to provide the support needed to fulfill the clinical mission of quality healthcare delivery.  


Jennifer Jernigan

Office of Education

Jenny Jernigan, MD

The Office of Education is responsible for the development and coordination of education activities that involve the Department of Internal Medicine. The Department is a key component in the teaching of the School of Medicine's nationally recognized innovative curriculum and Top Ten recognition of the nation's best Primary Care programs.


J. Rush Pierce Jr

Office of Faculty Development

J. Rush Pierce Jr, MD

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) serves as a resource for the professional development and support of Department of Internal Medicine faculty members throughout their careers. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and building an environment of inclusion and professionalism.


Richard E. Crowell

Office of Quality and Safety

Richard E. Crowell, MD

The mission of the Office of Quality, Safety, and Clinical Operations is to establish the UNM Department of Internal Medicine as a national leader in academic medicine for providing proficient, evidence-based care to our patients at the highest levels of quality and safety.


David Schade

Office of Research

David S. Schade, MD

The Office of Research supports faculty and staff investigators in the Department of Internal Medicine. The office also provides administrative support to the department and the Clinical and Translational Science Center especially in areas related to research.


Henry Lin

Office of VA Affairs

Henry Lin, MD

The Office of VA Affairs is the link between the Department of Internal Medicine and its teaching and clinical activities based at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque and elsewhere.