I received a B.A. degree in Biology, minor is Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2008, I received my MD degree from Dartmouth School of Medicine, now the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. After completion of my pediatric residency here at the University of New Mexico, I completed a year as chief resident, and then accepted a faculty position in the Department of Pediatrics. After spending many years in both the General Pediatrics and Critical Care Divisions, I am now an Associate Professor in General Pediatrics, as well as the Pediatric Residency Program Director.

Personal Statement

My passion in medicine is education. I often reflect back on my decision to pursue medicine, and remember that I knew I wanted to be a teacher before I knew I wanted to be in medicine! I am an educator here to serve my patients, as well as the students and residents that I work with. I am also continuously learning. My place in medical education is what drives me and keeps me in academic medicine.

Areas of Specialty

General Pediatrics

Medical education

Courses Taught

- Clinical Reasoning - a course for 1st and 2nd year medical students

- EBM for Equity - a presentation series for pediatric residents to introduce and discuss topics of healthcare equity

Research and Scholarship

- Remediation Curriculum Development; workshop accepted at Pediatric Academic Societies Conference 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

- On-Demand, Individual-Need-Focused Research Training in Study Design and Biostatistics for Residents and Fellows; Hot Topics roundtable presentation at UNM SOM Education Days, Jan 2021; Investigators: Yiliang Zhu, PhD; Laura Chanchien Parajón, MD, MPH; Hengameh Raissy, PharmD; Rebecca Craig, MD; Jessica Reno, MPH; Melissa Schiff, MD, MPH

- Impacts of a Quality Improvement Project on Residency Satisfaction with the Discharge Process; Oral presentation at WSPR, Jan 2021; Investigators: Karl Upplegger, MD; Maria Heubeck, MD; Lanier Lopez, MD; Anjali Subbaswamy, MD; Grace McCauley, MPH; Tim Ozechowski, PhD; Alfonso Belmonte, MD; Rebecca Craig, MD; Anna Duran, MD; Kelsey Fath, MD; Stephen Lunderman; Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, PhD, RDN, LD

- Longitudinal Evaluation of Pediatric Residency Didactics Transition from Noon Conference to an Academic Half Day: A retrospective review of Pediatric Resident School and assessment of both faculty and resident satisfaction; oral presentation; Oral Presentation at WSPR, Jan 2020; Investigators: Kristel Montano, MD, Rebecca Craig, MD, et al

- Pediatric Residency Academic Rotation Improves Self-Rated Proficiency in Quality Improvement Skills: An assessment of the rotation’s impact on residents’ self-reported QI proficiency, self-rated motivation to pursue scholarly activities, and competency based on ACGME milestones; Poster presentation accepted to UNM QI/Patient Safety Symposium 2021 and Pediatric Research Forum 2021; Investigators: Maria Heubeck, MD; Rebecca Craig, MD; Taylor Ford, MD; Lanier Lopez, MD; Grace McCauley; Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, PhD, RDN, LD