Grand Rounds

Date: 07/24/2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.
2ACC Learning Center
Topic: Anavip (crotalidae immune Fab'2 equine) North American Rattlesnake Bite Antivenomation
Facilitator: Anavip


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Excellence in Research, Education & 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.

Congratulations Resident Class of 2019

class of 2019

We would like to congratulate the 2019 graduating class of The University of New Mexico Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Christopher Bankhead, MD; J. Andy Dollahite, MD; Patrick Gilligan, MD; Paul Johnson, MD; and Jay Wojcik, MD. After five years of extensive research and training, our program graduates are continuing their practice and education at different prospective programs. We are eager and excited to see what research and innovation our graduates will contribute as they further their practice.

After focusing on hip and knee pathology and treatment during his residency, Dr. Bankhead is starting a sports fellowship at the University of Virginia. Another graduate, Dr. Dollahite, primarily focused on orthopaedic trauma during his residency. His new destination is at Keesler Air Force Base on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our next graduate, Dr. Gilligan, spent his residency studying the effect of extensor tendon lacerations, cyclical loading, and load to failure to better evaluate when surgical intervention is required. He will now attend West Virginia University for a fellowship in adult reconstruction. Next, after focusing on posterolateral corner ligament reconstruction as well as outcomes after complex spinal surgery, Dr. Johnson will begin a fellowship in spine surgery in Wisconsin. Lastly, during his residency, Dr. Wojcik focused primarily on examining transitional anatomy of the spine and reviewing modern techniques in diagnosing and treating periprosthetic joint infections. He will start a fellowship in adult reconstruction next year in Tampa, Florida.

The 2019 Women in Technology Award Honorees Announced

Recognizing nine outstanding women in New Mexico’s STEM fields on March 28, 2019
View the awards ceremony.

At the 2019 Women in Technology Award Honorees Ceremony in March, the NM Technology Council (NMTC) recognized Dr. Christina Salas as one of the nine outstanding women in New Mexico’s STEM fields. She was the only biomedical engineer to receive this honor. The honorees were selected based on public nominations reviewed by an independent panel of judges, comprising notable female leaders in the sciences. To quote Deborah Breitfeld, Executive Director at the NMTC: “Trailblazers, brilliant, determined, strong . . . is how I can begin to describe this year’s honorees for our Women In Technology awards. These women hold critical technology and education positions throughout New Mexico in private industry, state government, national laboratories, and education.” ... More>

Talking Orthopaedics with Dr. David Chafey

December 30, 2018


Dr. David Chafey, an orthopaedic surgeon at the UNM School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation talks with Michael Haederle and Alex Sanchez about the field.

David H. Chafey, MD (photo)

David Chafey, MD
Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Trauma and Oncology

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