Academic Divisions

Internal Medicine

MSC10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-4661
Fax: (505) 272-4601

Academic divisions of the UNM department of Internal Medicine


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. Read more.


The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is an academically oriented division dedicated to excellence in patient care and research in endocrinology. The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism trains fellows, residents, and medical students in the area of adult endocrinology and metabolism. Read more.


Much of the work of the Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine is focused on the research and prevention of chronic diseases. The Epi Division is also a very active part of teaching within the UNM School of Medicine, from traditional tutoring blocks and mentoring medical student research projects, to teaching in such specialty degree-granting programs. Read more.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research, and education. The missions of the division are to deliver the highest quality care in gastroenterology and hepatology to New Mexicans, to make new scientific discoveries through cutting-edge research, and to provide superb educational training to the next generation of clinicians and scientists. Read more.

General Internal Medicine

The division of General Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to the compassionate care of our patients as well as the nurturing of a learning environment for our students and residents in training. Our scholarly work includes educational and research activities in Integrative Medicine, Health Equity, and Health Services research. Our Primary Care program is actively engaged in developing highly innovative models of delivery consistent with Patient Centered Medical Home principles. We are a diverse group of faculty yet have in common the earnest desire to serve our patients and learners in the best and most innovative ways afforded us by the university environment. Read more.

Geriatric Medicine

The UNM Division of Geriatrics at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is dedicated in providing excellent clinical care of the elderly in multiple settings including outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, home care and palliative care. Care is provided at the Senior Health Center and the New Mexico Veterans Health Care System. Our faculty serves as Medical Directors and primary care physicians in community nursing homes. Read more.

Hematology and Oncology

Hematologists at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine study blood and bone marrow, and deal with such diseases as leukemia and anemia. Oncologists study the causes, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in all its forms. The studies of hematology and oncology reach across many disciplines at UNM. Our physicians and researchers work through the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, the Official Cancer Center of the State of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the state. Read more.

Hospital Medicine

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Hospital Medicine Program will lead the field of inpatient medicine by providing the highest quality of care to hospitalized patients; achieving excellence in inpatient education to students, residents, colleagues, patients, and all members of our health care team; promoting the advancement of inpatient medical care through education and clinical research; attaining a cohesive and sustainable practice model; and innovating in the areas of quality improvement, hospital systems, patient safety, palliative care, and resident education that will ultimately improve the care of all hospitalized patients. Read more.

Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Division consists of 14 full-time and four part-time faculty members. Care is provided at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and the New Mexico Veterans Health Care System, and includes primary care for persons with HIV/AIDS. The Division offers infectious diseases fellowship training with extensive research opportunities, including international collaborations. Read more.


The Division of Nephrology at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. As part of the UNM School of Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine, the faculty is focused on research, patient care and other health issues. Read more.

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

The Pulmonary Diseases branch of Internal Medicine is diagnosing and managing disorders of the lungs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (i.e. chronic bronchitis, emphysema), asthma, hypersensitivity lung diseases, environmental and occupational lung diseases, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, and infectious lung diseases. State of the art diagnostic services are provided including flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy, pleural biopsy, exercise evaluation, and full pulmonary function testing. Intensive Care or Critical Care Medicine is concerned with providing greater than ordinary medical care and observation to patients in a critical or unstable condition. Critical Care provides attending coverage in the Medical Intensive Care Unit with continuous patient monitoring and data management systems. Sleep Medicine concentrates on patients who have difficulties staying asleep, falling asleep, insomnia, sleep apnea, CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), restless leg syndrome, OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), snoring, narcolepsy, nocturnal enuresis, and night terrors. Read more.


The Division of Rheumatology 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.Read more.

Translational Informatics

The Translational Informatics Division (TiD) provides informatics solutions that enable multi-disciplinary research in order to accelerate clinical outcomes. TiD accomplishes this by offering many unique services to both industry and academia such as chemical, biological and biomedical knowledge mining support and prediction by means of cheminformatics, bioinformatics and clinical informatics software and technologies. Read more.