Jacob Ormsby, MD, MBA is a practicing radiologist, who specializes in neuroradiology. He is experienced in adult brain imaging, spine imaging, head and neck radiology, and pediatric neuroradiology. Additionally he provides imaged guided procedures of the spine. He has an interest in advanced neuroimaging, brain tumor imaging, quality and safety, along with health policy.
He received his B.S. in Microbiology from New Mexico State University in 2007, followed by his MBA in 2008 at the same institution. He then earned his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Ormsby completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. He then did a fellowship in neuroradiology at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. This was followed by joining the University of New Mexico as Assistant Professor of Radiology. Dr. Ormsby is certified with the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety. He is a dedicated mentor and advocate for the incoming residents and fellows.

Areas of Specialty

Advanced imaging
Brain Tumor Imaging


Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Diagnostic Radiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Transitional Year Residency
University of Tennessee/Methodist Healthcare
Memphis, TN

Medical School:
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Cupecoy, St. Maarten

Graduate Studies:
Master of Business Administration
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

Achievements & Awards

American Board of Radiology
American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety

American Society of Spine Radiology
New Mexico Society of Radiology
American Society of Functional Neuroradiology
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
American College of Physician Executives
American College of Radiology
Radiology Leadership Institute
Radiology Society of North America
American Society of Neuroradiology
Phi Chi Medical Fraternity

Dr. Ormsby received the RSNA Roentgen Residency/ Fellow Research Award in 2017 while a resident of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Since joining UNM Dr. Ormsby has been recognized for his teaching including a Teaching Excellence award from the Learning Environment Office and Best Teaching in Neuroradiology award from the UNM Department of Radiology.


Dr. Ormsby is currently involved with several research projects including looking at radiology education exposure for medical students, neurosurgical outcomes with a dural based sealant, and cerebral cavernous malformations. Additionally he has an interest in quality improvement projects including looking at efficiency and comparative effectiveness.

Courses Taught

Guest Lecturer for Clinical Morphology Block
Guest Lecturer for Neuroscience Block