New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System

The New Mexico VA Health Care System(NMVAHCS), an academic affiliate of the University of New Mexico, serves the veteran population for New Mexico, eastern Arizona, and southern Colorado.

As an anesthesiology resident, there are several rotations at the NMVAHCS.
As a CA-1, you will help provide safe care and pain relief for patients having orthopedic surgery as well as cases including general surgery, ENT, and urology. As a CA-2 or CA-3, you will be trained to evaluate and care for patients having cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery during your VA rotation.

Anesthesiology residents also do rotations in the intensive care units with anesthesia critical care trained attendings.

Pain fellows do rotations at the VA in the interventional pain clinic. Pain fellows gain proficiency in pain management for outpatient and inpatient patients, including procedures in the clinic and operating room.


The Veterans Affairs Facility

The NMVAHCS is a Level 1 tertiary referral center with a 24-hour Emergency Room located in the heart of the Land of Enchantment.

The medical center is has over 300 beds, which include:

  • Acute hospital beds, including the Spinal Cord Injury Center
  • Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program beds which include:
    • Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
    • Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
    • Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
  • A Nursing Home Care Unit
  • Acute Psychiatric Inpatient beds
  • Acute Gero-psychiatric Inpatient beds

Veterans Affairs Anesthesia Service

Debra Barela
Veterans Affairs Anesthesia Service Administrative Office
Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
1501 San Pedro SE (123)

Albuquerque, NM 87108