Dr. Sanjeev Arora is the founder and executive director of Project ECHO. He is also a distinguished professor of medicine with tenure at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center.

Previously, he served as executive vice chair and acting chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and president of the medical staff. He also served on the UNM Health Science’s Center board for five years. Dr. Arora has also served as president of the University Physicians Association.

Born in Nangal, India, Dr. Arora was raised in a household of physicians which gave him a strong sense of responsibility to give back to his community from an early age. In 1980, he moved to New York and, later, Boston to study medicine and become a gastroenterologist.

In 2003, he founded Project ECHO to ensure more people had access to best-practice care for hepatitis C. Today, the ECHO model is being used in nearly every country to solve the world’s greatest challenges in health care, education, journalism and more.

Areas of Specialty

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Achievements & Awards

2021 Laureate, Brock Prize in Education Innovation
2019 Distinguished and Regents' Professor of Medicine
2019 Lifetime Recipient, Governor's New Mexico Public Service Award


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