Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Programs

Community HCV teleECHO meets every Wednesday 3-5 pm MST
Indian Country HCV teleECHO meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday 12-1 pm MST
New Mexico Department of Corrections HCV teleECHO meets every Thursday (closed session)

Program Description

The HCV programs address the Hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic by engaging with primary care providers to treat HCV in under-served populations. During teleECHO sessions, primary care providers present patient information to their peers and the hub team specialists for treatment recommendations. Case discussions and brief lectures support best practice care for patients with HCV.

Target Audience

  • Primary care providers
  • Substance use disorder providers
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Other team members involved in the care of patients with HCV

Program Hub Team

  • Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG
    Director and Founder of Project ECHO
  • Karla Thornton, MD, MPH
    Sr. Associate Director, Project ECHO
    Professor, UNM Department of Internal Medicine
    Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Paulina Deming, PharmD, PhC
    Assistant Director Viral Hepatitis Programs, Project ECHO
    Associate Professor, UNM College of Pharmacy
  • Jasen Christensen, DO
    UNM Psychiatry
    Subject Matter Expert
  • Aaron Skiles, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
    UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center/UNM Medical Group
    Subject Matter Expert

Program Support Team

  • Joan Russel
    Operations Specialist
    Hepatitis | Corrections | Latin America Programs
  • Alaina Martinez, BA
    Program Planning Manager
    Project ECHO Hepatitis Programs
  • Saul Hernandez, MA
    Program Operations Director
    Hepatitis | Corrections | Latin America Programs