Grand Rounds

Date: 02/26/2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.
2ACC Learning Center
Topic: TBA
Facilitator: Brian Hodges, MD


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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.

Dr. Robert Schenck Named JBJS Elite Reviewer

Robert Schenck, MD

Robert Schenck, MD
Professor and Chairman

Robert “Bob” Schenck Jr., found that in reviewing for journals, he could give back to the community he himself resides in. For 29 years, Dr. Schenck has worked as an orthopaedic surgeon, first in San Antonio for 10 years, and then the following 19 years in Albuquerque. In 2006, he became the chair of orthopaedics at The University of New Mexico, and has practiced sports medicine and trauma. Being the leader servant he is, Dr. Schenck believes that the best way to review is to find a way to create a positive learning experience. In order to achieve this, he also believes a reviewer should focus on topics that interest them most. For him, being timely, professional, organized, and candid will separate a reviewer as “elite.” That last aspect, candid, is touched upon in Dr. Schenck’s book, Juárez, with the quote by Gregory David Roberts, “The truth is a bully we all pretend to like.”

Dr. Schenck is an avid reader and writer, and read often growing up. He and his wife Trish instilled the value of reading in their kids, and continue to read often. A few of his most recent reads are Howard Stern’s Comes Again, Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter. For Dr. Schenck, reading and writing go hand in hand. He self-published the above mentioned short fiction novel, Juárez, a story of Shandy Randall, an FBI agent in the Southwest. The second installment of Shandy Randall, Snow Mass, is in preparation currently. The stories can be found on Amazon, and he highly recommends Amazon’s KDP service.

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>

Congratulations Resident Class of 2019

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.

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