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

Sarah M. Popek, MD, FASCRS

Dr. Sarah Popek, MD

Practice Locations


UNM Surgical Specialties Clinic
2211 Lomas Blvd NE 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 272-2336


Digestive Disease Center
1001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 925-6000

Dr. Popek practices colon and rectal surgery at the University of New Mexico Hospital. She specializes in laparoscopic and open surgery for benign and malignant colorectal disease. Her clinical interests include colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disease and pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Popek completed her medical school training at the University of Southern California followed by general surgery residency at the University of Arizona. Her specialty training in colorectal surgery was performed at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Hospital.

Dr. Popek joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico after 2 years in private practice in Albuquerque.