Division of Research Faculty


Deana Mercer, MD
Research Director
Associate Professor

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Christina Salas, PhD
Assistant Professor


Thomas A. DeCoster, MD


David Grow, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Research Staff

Sahar Freedman – Supervises editorial copy for UNM Orthopaedics Research Journal
Christy Kurnik – Partners with faculty, fellows, residents and students to facilitate research processes and publications
Judith McMullan – Oversees pediatric research administration
Ryan Wood – Develops website infrastructure

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