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


Arlene Bagga, MD











Clinical Interests:
Comprehensive Ophthalmology


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


Shelly Lee, MD

Assistant Professor








Clinical Interests:
Retinal Diseases, Vitreo-retinal Diseases and Surgery, Uveitis, Ocular Immunology, Immunotherapeutic Drugs, Macular Diseases, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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


Timothy Winter, DO

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service
Assistant Professor, Adult and Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmology







Clinical Interests:
Neuro-Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology