UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Phone: (505) 272-6901
Fax: (505) 272-6909
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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Meet Our Faculty and Team

Cardiothoracic Faculty

Dr. Marco Ricci

Marco Ricci, MD, MBA

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery







Clinical Interests:
Adult, pediatric, and congenital cardiac surgery, minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery, valve repair, minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

Appointments:
(505)272-6901


Dr. Charles Dietl

Charles Albert Dietl, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery








Clinical Interests:
Cardiothoracic Surgery, adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, valve repair & replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

Appointments:
(505)272-6901


Dr. Mohammed Hassan

Mohammed Hassan, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery








Clinical Interests:
Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Minimally invasive Aortic, Mitral and Tricuspid valve surgery, Valve repair, Off-Pump surgery, Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), Atrial Fibrillation Surgery.

Appointments:
(505)272-6901


Dr. Jess Schwartz

Jess Dylan Schwartz, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery








Clinical Interests:
General thoracic surgery, thoracic surgical oncology, lung cancer and minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS Lobectomy), esophageal surgery

Appointments:
(505)272-6901


Dr. Jorge Wernly

Jorge A Wernly, MD

W Sterling Edwards Tenured Professor
Professor Emeritus, Cardiothoracic Surgery







Clinical Interests:
Adult cardiac surgery -acquired and congenital, aortic valve repair and replacement, mitral valve repair and replacement, implantation of valve autografts and allografts.

Appointments:
(505)272-6901


Cardiothoracic Midlevels

Shelby Brown, ACNP
Sherry Kenna, ACNP
Ted Gellert, PA
Mark Smith, NP