Grand Rounds

Date: 05/22/2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.
2ACC Learning Center
Topic: Beaches, Kangaroos, and Brief History of Surgical Education
Facilitator: Christopher Shultz, MD


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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.

2019 UNM Orthopaedic Alumni Conference

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The University of New Mexico Department of Orthopaedics is proud to announce the 39th Annual UNM Ortho Alumni Conference slated for Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education. This year's honored speakers will be Dr. David Martin from Wake Forest Baptist Health and Dr. Mary Mulcahey from Tulane University. A variety of topics will be discussed as it pertains to adult orthopaedics and sports related injuries. Please save the date and plan on attending a well-rounded conference. 7.25 AMA CME contact hours will be offered through the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association.

Fore more information on this event please download the brochure. We hope to see you there.

The 2019 Women in Technology Award Honorees Announced

Recognizing nine outstanding women in New Mexico’s STEM fields on March 28, 2019
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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

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1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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