UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-6487

General Surgery

Services We Provide

  • Elective General Surgery
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Trauma/Critical Care
  • Colorectal
  • MIS/Forgut

The University of New Mexico General Surgery Residency Program is a fully accredited program that graduates 5 chief residents per year. The program is well rounded with excellent exposure to surgical experiences in both community and university hospitals.

The University of New Mexico is the only medical school in this unique tricultural state. Surgery residents serve a patient population with a broad spectrum of diseases. Additionally, University Hospital is New Mexico's only Level 1 trauma center and residents are exposed to a great deal of penetrating trauma and complex, extensive burns. Our program strengths include trauma/critical care, laparoscopic surgery, oncologic surgery, pediatric surgery, and vascular surgery. Residents rotate to a variety of hospitals including UNM Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe.

We aim to develop leaders in clinical surgery and are proud of our record. Approximately 50% of graduates go on to work as general surgeons in community and academic practices. Half pursue fellowships and in past years have secured positions in pediatric surgery, trauma/critical care, plastics and colorectal surgery. Our residents have performed well on the American Board of Surgery's qualifying and certifying examinations.