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

Meet Our Faculty


Michael Timothy "Tim" Nelson, MD

Chief, General Surgery Division
Professor of General Surgery
Associate Program Director & Vice-Chair of Education
Executive Medical Director for Adult Inpatient Services





Clinical Interests:
Acute Care Surgery

Appointments:
NA


Edward Auyang, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of General Surgery
Residency Program Director








Clinical Interests:
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Paraesophageal Hernias, Revisional Foregut surgery, Gastric Tumors, Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Disease, Laparoscopic Colon and Small Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Splenectomy and Adrenalectomy, Endoscopy

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Gerald B. Demarest III, MD, FACS, FCCM

Burn Director
Professor of General Surgery








Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Thomas Howdieshell, MD,

Professor of General Surgery









Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Joseph Kambe, MD

Professor of General Surgery









Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Stephen Lu, MD

Associate Professor of General Surgery









Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Bruce Mathis, MD

Assistant Professor of General Surgery









Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Rohini G. McKee, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

Associate Professor of General Surgery
Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety








Clinical Interests:
Inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disorders, pelvic floor disorders, colon and rectal cancers, minimally invasive surgery

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Sarah Popek, MD, FASCRS

Assistant Professor of General Surgery









Clinical Interests:
Colorectal surgery (Inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disorders, pelvic floor disorders, colon and rectal cancer), minimally invasive surgery

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Ming-Li Wang, MD

Assistant Professor of General Surgery









Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Sonlee West, MD

Associate Professor of General Surgery









Clinical Interests:
Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care

Appointments:
NA