UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Ophthalmology Division

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
> Phone: (505) 272-6120

Ophthalmology

Meet Our Faculty


Arup Das, MD, PhD

Chief,Opthalmology Division
Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology & Physiology
Vice Chairman of Research, Department of Surgery
Director, Retina Service




Clinical Interests:
Retinal Diseases, Vitreo-retinal diseases and Surgery,Macular Diseases, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration


Robert Avery, MD, PhD

Director, New Mexico Eye Injury Registry
Associate Professor







Clinical Interests:
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Ocular Trauma


Rachel Davis, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Opthalmology Residency Director







Clinical Interests:
Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Dusanka Deretic, PhD

Research Professor








Todd Goldblum, MD











Clinical Interests:
Pediatric Ophthalmology


Amar Joshi, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
Medical Director, UNMH Eye Clinic






Clinical Interests:
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery


Linda Rose, MD, PhD

Director, Cornea and External Diseases Service
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology







Clinical Interests:
Cornea and External Disease, Pterygium Surgery, Cataract Surgery


Kevin Sitko, MD

Assistan Professor
Director, Neuro-Opthalmology Service







Clinical Interests:
Neuro-ophthalmologic diseases, Ischemic optic neuropathy, Optic neuritis, Disorders of ocular motility Double vision, Papilledema, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Genetic optic neuropathies, Pupillary abnormalities