Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine

UNM School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine offers a full range of academic medical programs organized into distinct, dynamic clinical divisions:

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Pain Medicine

Residents and fellows train in delivering interventional pain medicine services to patients of all ages. A team of palliative care consultants helps educate future clinicians in caring for patients who live with complex illnesses.

Obstetric Anesthesia

The Division of Obstetric Anesthesia at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine's Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine provides anesthesia services for patients at UNM Hospital who are in the stages of labor and delivery.

The division is comprised of anesthesiologists with specialized training and experience in obstetric anesthesia. We provide pain relief options and consultation for patients admitted for vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery, or other obstetric procedures.

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Pediatric Anesthesia

Education focuses on the principles and practice of pediatric anesthesia, and the scientific and evidence-based foundations of safe practice. The division also collaborates with other programs such as EMS/Lifeguard, Emergency Medicine and pediatric hospitalists in the instruction of airway and vascular access management.

Critical Care

As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, critical care medicine is a rapidly expanding specialty at UNM. The focus is producing clinicians capable of practicing in all ICU environments, and capable of providing complete care for the sickest patients.

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Regional Anesthesia

The study of perioperative acute pain medicine is an evolving field at UNM. This subspecialty focuses training on phases of regional anesthesia care. Patients include adults and children undergoing inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.

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Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Residents and fellows study the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery and related invasive procedures. The department is also dedicated to in-depth training in perioperative echocardiography and Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE).