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

Jorge A. Wernly, MD

Dr. Jorge Wernly

W Sterling Edwards Tenured Professor

Contact Information:
Office: (505) 272-6901
Patient Appointments: (505)272-6901

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

Clinical Specialty:
Adult cardiac surgery -acquired and congenital

    • Aortic Valve repair and replacement
    • Mitral Valve repair and replacement
    • Implantation of Valve Autografts and allografts
    • Endocarditis
    • Aortic and ventricular aneurysms
    • Coronary artery revascularization
    • Complex re-operations
    • Congenital heart disease in adults
    • ECMO support for Hanta Virus Cardio-pulmonary Syndrome

Academic Background:

Dr Wernly graduated with Honors from The University of Rosario School of Medicine in Argentina and subsequently obtained all his surgical training at the University of Chicago, Il. He joined the Department of Surgery at the University New Mexico School of Medicine in 1983. Between 1988 and June of 2012 he was the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of Thoracic Residency Program at this institution. During his tenure here, he has held multiple clinical and administrative posts in the organization. He is the author of 85 publications in major specialty journals and 15 chapters in cardiothoracic surgical books. In addition he has presented his research at multiple scientific societies both nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon as well member of major Thoracic Surgical societies including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), The Western Thoracic Surgery Association (WTSA) and the European Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) among others.