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

Meet Our Faculty


Tim Nelson, MD

Michael Timothy "Tim" Nelson, MD

Chief, General Surgery Division
Professor
Associate Program Director & Vice-Chair of Education
Executive Medical Director for Adult Inpatient Services









Clinical Interests: 
Acute Care Surgery

Appointments: 
NA


Edward Auyang, MD

Edward Auyang, MD, MS

Assistant Professor 
Residency Program Director












Clinical Interests: 

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Paraesophageal Hernias, Revisional Foregut surgery, Gastric Tumors, Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Disease, Laparoscopic Colon and Small Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Splenectomy and Adrenalectomy, Endoscopy

Appointments:

(505)272-3771


Steven Bock, MD

Assistant Professor










Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Gerald B. Demarest III, MD, FACS, FCCM

Burn Director
Professor









Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Thomas Howdieshell, MD

Thomas Howdieshell, MD,

Professor













Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Joseph Kambe, MD

Professor










Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Stephen Lu, MD

Associate Professor










Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Bruce Mathis, MD

Bruce Mathis, MD

Assistant Professor













Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Rohino McKee, MD

Rohini G. McKee, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety












Clinical Interests:
Inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disorders, pelvic floor disorders, colon and rectal cancers, minimally invasive surgery

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Heidi Miller, MD

Assistant Professor










Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Jasmeet Paul, MD

Associate Professor










Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


David Pitcher, MD

David Pitcher, MD

Professor













Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Sarah Popek

Sarah Popek, MD, FASCRS

Assistant Professor













Clinical Interests:
Colorectal surgery (Inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disorders, pelvic floor disorders, colon and rectal cancer), minimally invasive surgery

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Rai Vinay, MD

Vinay Rai, MD

Assistant Professor













Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Mi Ling Wang

Ming-Li Wang, MD

Assistant Professor












Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Lorene Valdez-Boyle, MD

Assistant Professor










Clinical Interests:

Appointments:
(505)272-3771


Sonlee West, MD

Associate Professor
Trauma Director









Clinical Interests:
Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care

Appointments:
NA