Grand Rounds

Date: 9/27/2017
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: TBA
Facilitator: Deana Mercer, MD



Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director's Message

Daniel C. Wascher, MD (photo)

Daniel C. Wascher, MD
Professor & Vice Chairman
Clinical Affairs

Thank you for your inquiry about our one-year, accredited Sports Medicine fellowship program at UNM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. We have two 12-month, ACGME-accredited fellowship positions available which begin every August 1. Completion of an approved, orthopaedic surgery residency training program is required prior to applying for the fellowship.

The UNM Division of Sports Medicine is comprised of 4 full-time, subspecialty-certified, sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons supplemented with 3 CAQ-certified, primary care sports medicine physicians, two shoulder-elbow surgeons and a hip arthroscopist. Our Sports Medicine Division is a busy clinical service, seeing more than 2,000 patients yearly at the OSIS Sports Medicine Clinic and General Orthopaedic Clinic. Pediatric sports medicine injuries are also seen weekly at Carrie Tingley Children’s Orthopaedic Clinics. Additionally, the fellow will be intimately involved with care the Division provides for more than 600 Division 1 athletes at UNM's training room plus assisting in high school/professional event coverage.

On average, fellows will perform about 500 surgical procedures during their fellowship. Our program provides the broadest possible exposure to diagnosis, treatment (operative and non-operative), and rehabilitation of athletes of all ages.


Sports Medicine Faculty

Eric Benson, MD

Eric Benson, MD
Associate Professor

brandee black, MD

Brandee Black, MD
Assistant Professor

Dustin Richter, MD

Dustin Richter, MD
Assistant Professor

Suki Pierce, PA

Suki Pierce, PA
Mid-Level Provider

Robert Schenck, MD

Robert Schenck Jr., MD
Professor & Chairman

Gehron Treme, MD

Gehron Treme, MD
Associate Professor

Andrew Veitch, MD

Andrew Veitch, MD
Associate Professor

Daniel Wascher, MD

Daniel Wascher, MD
Professor &
Vice Chairman
Clinical Affairs

Sports Medicine Fellows

Matthew Lilly, MD (photo)

Matthew Lilly, MD


Hometown: Bend, OR
Undergraduate: University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Residency: University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Post Fellowship: N/A


Blake Obrock, DO

Blake Obrock, DO


Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Undergraduate: Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
Medical School: Midwestern University - Downers Grove - IL
Residency: Good Samaritan Medical Center - Corvallis, OR
Post Fellowship:  Northwest Texas Healthcare - Amarillo, TX

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

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

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098