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Joint Commission

Grand Rounds

Date: 11/26/2014
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving (No Grand Rounds) 
Facilitator: N/A


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Providing Excellence in Patient Care


For more than 40 years, our physicians have provided bone and joint health care to New Mexicans. We specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, including bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, tendons, and nerves. Our orthopaedic physicians are experienced in treating patients of all ages who have broken bones, foot/ankle/hand/shoulder problems, spine injuries/deformities, or need joint replacement and reconstruction.

To provide you with the most comprehensive care possible, our faculty specialize in pediatrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Each patient visit ends with a discussion of medical findings and treatment options. We look forward to providing you with optimal care and attention.

Remembering Dr. Dale Hoekstra

Dale Hoekstra, MD (photo)

It is with great sadness that we share the Health Sciences Center’s loss of Dr. Dale Hoekstra, who passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014. Dr. Hoekstra served as medical director for Carrie Tingley Hospital, specialized in pediatric orthopaedics and had been a practicing medical doctor for nearly 40 years. He spent much of his time selflessly teaching medical students and residents the skills necessary to become skilled and compassionate orthopaedic surgeons.Dr. Hoekstra joined us in 2007 and was “an amazing professor and hire,” said Dr. Bob Schenck, Professor and Chair of the UNM Department of Orthopaedics, who recently nominated Dr. Hoekstra for UNM School of Medicine’s coveted “Golden-Headed Cane Award” for faculty.  More>

Dr. Elizabeth Szalay Receives National Humanitarian Award

Elizabeth Szalay, MD (photo)

Elizabeth Szalay, MD, head of pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Carrie Tingley Hospital has been awarded the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America’s (POSNA) 2015 Humanitarian Award. Szalay has served on numerous POSNA committees, and has written extensively for OrthoInfo on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) website. She has been involved in the Perry Initiative, encouraging young women to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering, and has been an AAOS spokesperson for cultural competency focused on medical care of Native Americans in New Mexico.

What is the Most Meaningful Milestone for an Orthopaedic Patient?

Learn more by viewing this "Second Firsts" video from the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-4107
Fax: 505-272-8098