The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are accepted starting July 1, 2018, and must be complete by August 31, 2018. We will begin interviews the beginning of September 2018 and interview no later than October 31, 2018. Applications must include a completed application form, three letters of recommendation, a Dean's letter, official medical school transcript, and personal statement.


Division of Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Academic Dept: (505) 272-4253
Academic Dept. Fax: (505) 272-4356

Cardiology Clinic:
Phone: 505-272-2273
Heart and Vascular Services

Division Pursues Research and Educational Programs

Mark W. Sheldon

Mark W. Sheldon, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Division Chief
Division of Cardiology

Contact: (505) 272-4253

Department of Internal Medicine
MSC 10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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.

Congenital Heart Disease Program

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.