UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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

Phone: (505) 272-6901
Fax: (505) 272-6909
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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery


The pediatric and congenital heart surgery program at the University of New Mexico Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion (BBRP) focuses on maximizing both chances of survival and quality of life in children and adults with congenital heart disease. In our program, the child always comes first. Our goal is to deliver the best possible care by keeping the family as engaged as possible in the treatment and healing process (family-centered care).

Working as a team with an outstanding group of pediatric cardiologists, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, and pediatric cardiac intensive care specialists, and a large group of invaluable nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pediatric cardiac perfusionists and social workers, we are able to provide the best and most compassionate possible care to patients with congenital heart disease processes.

The Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion

The Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion (BBRP) at the University of New Mexico Hospital is a state-of-the-art pediatric facility providing care to children with the most complex disease processes requiring high-level of surgical care in all specialties including pediatric surgery, neurological surgery, urological surgery, orthopedic surgery, ENT surgery, burn and trauma surgery and is regarded as the most advanced pediatric facility in the State of New Mexico.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion is a 20-bed state-of-the-art unit which employs all the latest technologies and therapies to help children including ECMO, CVVH, high frequency ventilation, and the most recent monitoring systems. Patients are carefully watched and cared for by a comprehensive team of nurses and care providers including 24/7 in-house coverage by experienced attending physicians which allows to provide.