Med School: University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles County Medical Center, CA.
Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Asthma, Injury Prevention, School Emergency Care and Medical Hypnotherapy
Med School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine, MI
Residency: Pediatric Residency-LAC-USC, Los Angeles, CA
Interests: I am a Pediatric Emergency doc who has practiced in a variety of settings prior to joining UNM in 2002. I've practiced general pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine in California, Oregon, Nevada, Michigan, and New Mexico. I'm incredibly lucky to really love what I do. I see it as a privilege to take care of other people's kids, and like to insure that its done right. Working with residents and medical students keeps me from getting intellectually lazy and forces me to re-evaluate how and why I manage patients in every day. I am very interested in continuous quality improvement, and medical simulation. As I watched my wife go thru med school and residency, I became acutely aware of how students and residents are often denigrated and vowed to never fall into that practice. I was fortunate to find an entire Emergency Medicine Department that has embraced that view.
Med School: U Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine.TX
Interests: As a physician, I have experience caring for both adult and pediatric patients. I received my M.D. in 1985 from U Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and completed three years pediatric residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. I have worked the past seventeen years in my sub-specialty of pediatric emergency medicine: fourteen years in St Louis at university children's hospital level one trauma centers serving principally intercity children and the past two years at University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Pediatric Children's Hospital serving multi -ethnic Latino, Native American and Anglo populations. I have a M.A. in developmental psychology, 1976, and worked as a care provider for autistic children during the years obtaining this degree. Since early 1990’s I have cared for both adult and pediatric patients during volunteer visits to the Navajo Nation IHS health unit at Kayenta, Arizona.
My experience with Doctors Without Borders /Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) began in 2003 when I spent six months as an MSF-France field doctor in Khartoum, Sudan opening an emergency medical, hygiene and nutrition program for "street neonates" at Mygoma Orphanage. I completed a field project with MSF in Aura, Uganda the fall 2005 assisting in the evaluation of a Prevention of Maternal to the Child Transmission (PMTCT) AIDS project. Back in the US, I continue to advocate MSF interests locally with outreach lectures to university and community based groups.
International projects in which I am currently involved includes: Working with interested pediatric residents here at the university to develop a rural model HIV treatment center in Africa.
DIRECTOR PEM FELLOWSHIP
NM EMS MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Med School: University of New Mexico
Residency: Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center
Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Denver
Interests: Pediatric EMS and Transport Medicine, Sports Medicine.
I am a native New Mexican, grew up in Albuquerque and trained at UNM for both undergrad and medical school. After residency and fellowship, I took a faculty position at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I decided to return home after four years at Mayo (or four cold Minnesota winters) to be closer to family and for our beautiful weather. I am excited to be starting the new Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and thoroughly enjoy teaching students and residents (and fellows soon). I also enjoy teaching and working with EMS providers. Outside of work, I love to cycle, fly fish, boat and spend time with my family. During the summer, you can find me boating, camping, and hiking at Lake Powell.
Med School: Nova Southeastern University, FL
Residency: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, NY
Fellowship: St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA and Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University, RI
Interests: A marker for sepsis, MRSA, vaccinations, international health, diabetes & asthma intervention programs, epidemiology
I recently moved to Albuquerque in 2005 after my fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine and masters in pubic health at Brown University. Love the beauty of Southwest and enjoy being a part of a great group of talented and dedicated physicians. Love working with children inside and outside of the emergency medicine department. As my one of favorite quotes says, "I have a dream", I have followed my dreams all my life and have been fortunate in seeing many of them come true. I hope to help many children to see their dreams come true as well.
Med School: University of Kentucky
Residency: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship: Hasbro Children's Hospital/Brown University
Interests: International medicine, toxicology, and EMSC
I moved to Albuquerque from the Northeast in 2005, and I
love the culture and climate of New Mexico. Outside of work, I enjoy
spending time with my husband and son, cooking, traveling, and exploring
New Mexico. I have a particular interest in international medicine and
have worked in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador.
Med School: University of New Mexico, School of
Residency: Primary Children’s Medical Center, The University of Utah
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Interests: Asthma, Serious Bacterial Infections, Procedural Sedation and Anesthesia, Education, ED flow
Born and raised in Los Alamos, I love the culture, climate, and cuisine of New Mexico. Couldn’t be happier to be back, returning in 2007 after taking a roundabout route from Albuquerque to Salt Lake City to Philadelphia and back. Since returning to UNM, I took over as PEM medical director in 2008, where my goal is to help foster an environment where we provide the best possible PEM care to the children of New Mexico. I especially enjoy working with the residents and students, teaching, and research. Outside of work, as an ex-Texas Longhorn swimmer, I now spend more time running the foothills of the Sandia Mountains behind our home. My wife and I love the outdoors (running, hiking, biking, skiing, camping, and fishing). Our crowning achievements are our two wild and enthusiastic school-age kids. Dogs, cats, and occasional stray people roam our casa, and all are welcome.
Med School: Johannes Gutenberg Universitat,
Mainz, Germany and University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
Interests: My hobbies outside of Medicine include hiking, biking, skiing, wood-working and cooking. My love for music shows itself in many ways: ballroom dancing (I was a Latin American show dancer), and I play classical piano and some other instruments. I love foreign countries and speak many foreign languages as is typical in Europe and am a history buff.
My experiences in medicine have been broad and diverse, much as my personal life outside of medicine has been. In 1987, I started working for Children’s Hospital in Denver within the Regional Health Care Network. In this role, I was the senior MD in the US entrusted with the task of establishing pediatric emergency departments in community hospitals and stayed in this role through 2000. In 2001 I started the first Pediatric Emergency Department within the State of Indiana before I moved to Chattanooga, TN, to work at Erlanger Campus (part of the University of Tennessee) helping develop its brand new Pediatric Emergency Department. We were part of a level I trauma center for Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, one of the four in the state of Tennessee. I have held various administrative positions being medical director for pediatric emergency departments and pediatric departments at various hospitals throughout my career and actively shaping pediatric emergency medicine also within Copec (in Tennessee).
In July 2007 I moved to my dream state of New Mexico. I had fallen in love with the Southwest and in particular New Mexico when I traveled through the state with my dance partner 30 years ago in 1978 in an old beat up 1972 Kingswood Station Wagon.
I am an academic clinician versus a clinical academician. My clinical work is holy to me and has to this date given me the greatest of satisfaction. My special medical interests include starting or growing pediatric programs to improve and standardize pediatric care for any community to tertiary care level; pre-hospital care is both a hobby and a special interest of mine since part of my training involved flying with Flight for Life, the oldest air ambulance system in the US and being so very familiar with these systems since I have been a sending, receiving and evaluating physician. I also participated in the training of Life Force a large air medical transport carrier serving four states of the Southeast including Tennessee. To me the best job I’ve ever had, the one that did not pay in money, was as the physician on skis with Copper Mountain Ski Patrol for whom I worked for many years outside my regular medical directorship and clinical activities. I have volunteered my time to Lifeguard here, reviewing pediatric emergencies and helping with protocols and education. With Lifeguard I have already participated in many community teaching/outreach events.
I am an active advocate for children’s and women’s rights, linked to my training at the Henry Kempe Center for child abuse and neglect in Denver, Colorado. Asthma education, its regularly updated NIH guidelines for evaluation and treatment thereof, empowerment of the families in each community that I have worked at, became a special interest of mine, I think because of my family history and my elective training at National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado. I am the liaison between the American Academy of Pediatrics Historical Section of Neonatology and the German equivalent. In this I was actively involved in finding German Jewish Pediatricians in the US that had to flee Germany during WW II to avoid execution.
I was born in Frankfurt, Germany and am of German and French descent. My great-great- grandfather was a vintner from Alsace and owned an orchard in Lorraine! I love wine! I have two children, a 20 year old daughter who rows for the University of West Virginia and an 18 year old son who graduated from high school this year and will go into English/journalism at Northern Arizona University.