Martin J. Conway, MD

Internal Medicine

1935-2015

Dr. Conway attended the University of Michigan on a Regents Scholarship, graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and was trained in Endocrinology at the University of Washington. He served in the US Navy in both active duty and reserves. 

Dr. Conway loved to teach people who were eager to learn. He was very involved in educating diabetic patients as to how to make diabetes a small, controllable part of a full, meaningful life. His willingness to work tirelessly with his patients allowed them to take charge of their health. As part of that effort, he made perhaps the first video instructing patients how to live a well-rounded life with diabetes. His forte was the very ill patient with multiple diagnoses to be managed concurrently; many of his patients were in the ICU. 

His belief in doctors communicating with each other promptly to arrive at a correct diagnosis for the patient was central to the way he practiced medicine. He loved being a doctor and a teacher and looking ahead to what new research could bring to medicine. His ability to incorporate that information and his joy in training medical students, residents and nurses made for more progressive and compassionate care for the patients of New Mexico. 

For many years he hosted a symposium of current research as it might apply to clinical medicine. He served as Regional Governor of the College of Physicians; among his proudest moments was receiving the UNM School of Medicine Khatali Teaching Award from appreciative medical students. 

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