UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Otolaryngology Division

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Phone: (505) 272-6451
Fax: (505) 925-4310

Education

The Otolaryngology Division presents the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency program.

Otolaryngology

Meet Our Faculty

Otolaryngology Faculty
Dr. Michael Spafford

Michael Spafford, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Division Chief







Fellowship:
Head and Neck Oncology

Clinical Interests:
thyroid/parathyroid surgery, head and neck tumor surgery, airway reconstruction

Appointments:
(505) 272-1798


Dr. Garth Olson

Garth Olson, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Residency Program Director







Fellowship:
Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction

Clinical Interests:
thyroid/parathyroid surgery, head and neck tumor surgery, anterior skull base/pituitary surgery, laryngology and professional voice care

Appointments:
(505) 272-1798


Dr. Nathan Boyd

Nathan Boyd, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Co-director of Robotic Surgery







Fellowship:
Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction

Clinical Interests:
thyroid and parathyroid surgery, tonsil cancer, robotic surgery, oral cavity cancer, microvascular reconstruction.

Appointments:
(505) 272-1798


Dr. Andrew Cowan

Andrew Cowan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Otolaryngology Research
Co-Director of Robotic Surgery





Fellowship:
Head and Neck Oncology

Clinical Interests:
trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS), tonsil cancer, tongue cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Appointments:
(505) 272-1798


Dr. Erica Bennett

Erica Bennett, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology







Fellowship:
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests:
cleft lip and palate

Appointments:
(505) 272-2290


Dr. Tanya Kraai

Tania Kraai, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery








Fellowship:
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests:
pediatric otolaryngology with special interest in hearing loss, microtia and canal atresia, cleft lip and palate, vascular malformations, pediatric maxillofacial trauma, endoscopic airway surgery, sleep apnea surgery, and treatment for excessive drooling.

Appointments:
(505) 272-2290


Dr. Karen Hawley

Karen Hawley, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery








Fellowship:
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests:
pediatric hearing loss, cochlear implants and middle ear disease, microtia and prominent ears, endoscopic and open airway reconstruction, congenital head and neck malformations, velopalatal insufficiency and cleft palate, pediatric sleep apnea and sinus disease

Appointments:
(505) 272-2290


Dr. Bradley Pickett

Bradley Pickett, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Director of Otology/Neurotology







Fellowship:
Otology/Neurotolgy

Clinical Interests:
hearing loss in children and adults, cochlear implantation, aural atresia and congenital ear malformations, acoustic neuroma surgery and gamma knife radiosurgery, chronic ear infections and cholesteatoma, dizziness and vestibular disease, cancer of the ear, facial paralysis.

Appointments:
(505) 994-7397


Dr. Liat Shama

Liat Shama, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery








Fellowship:
Rhinology

Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505) 272-2336


Dr. Tara Brennan

Tara E. Brennan, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery








Fellowship:
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests:
cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck, including rhinoplasty, otoplasty, face/brow/neck/eyelid lifts, implants, neurotoxins; facial reanimation for issues related to facial paralysis, facial spasm; reconstruction of post-traumatic or cancer deformities of the face and neck; treatment of pediatric and adult vascular anomalies (hemangiomas, port wine stains, venous malformations, lymphatic malformations, arteriovenous malformations); cleft lip surgery; scar revision.

Appointments:
UNM Health Science Center: (505) 272-2336
UNM Vein & Cosmetic Center: (505) 272-8346


Dr. Duncan Meiklejohn

Duncan Meiklejohn, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery








Fellowship:
None

Clinical Interests:
diseases of the ear and sinuses, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, hearing loss, endocrine and sleep surgery, general otolaryngology

Appointments:
(505) 272-2336


Dr. Belinda Mantle, MD

Belinda A. Mantle, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery








Fellowship:
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests:
pediatric otolaryngology including pediatric hearing loss, chronic otitis media, recurrent ear infections, recurrent tonsillitis, tonsil adenoid hypertrophy, obstructive sleep apnea, neck masses, and allergy

Appointments:
(505) 272-2290


Dr. Belinda Mantle, MD

Gregg W. Schmedes, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Salivary Endoscopy Program







Fellowship:
None

Clinical Interests:
salivary endoscopy and salivary disorders, sinus surgery, general adult & pediatric otolaryngology

Appointments:
(505) 272-2336