Department of Internal Medicine Academic Divisions 


The Division of Cardiology encompasses the entire spectrum of care of patients with cardiovascular disease. As such, faculty members of the division not only assume responsibility for the care of the entire patient, but also focus on highly specialized areas of patient care.


The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is an academically oriented division dedicated to excellence in patient care and research in endocrinology. The division trains fellows, residents, and medical students in the area of adult endocrinology and metabolism.  


Much of the work of the Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine is focused on the research and prevention of chronic diseases. The division is also a very active part of teaching within the UNM School of Medicine, from traditional tutoring blocks and mentoring medical student research projects, to teaching in such specialty degree-granting programs.  

Gastroenterology and Hepatology 

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research, and education. The mission of the division is to deliver the highest quality care in gastroenterology and hepatology to New Mexicans, to make new scientific discoveries through cutting-edge research, and to provide superb educational training to the next generation of clinicians and scientists.  

General Internal Medicine 

The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to the compassionate care of our patients as well as the nurturing of a learning environment for our students and residents in training. Our scholarly work includes educational and research activities in Integrative Medicine, Health Equity, Primary Care, and Health Services research. 

Geriatric Medicine

The UNM Division of Geriatrics at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is dedicated in providing excellent clinical care of the elderly in multiple settings including outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, home care and palliative care at the Senior Health Center and the New Mexico Veterans Health Care System. Our faculty serves as Medical Directors and primary care physicians in community nursing homes.  

Hematology and Oncology

The studies of Hematology and Oncology reach across many disciplines at UNM. Our physicians and researchers work through the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, the Official Cancer Center of the State of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the state.  

Hospital Medicine

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Hospital Medicine Program provides the highest quality of care to hospitalized patients; achieving excellence in inpatient education to students, residents, colleagues, patients, and all members of our health care team.  The program promotes the advancement of inpatient medical care through education and clinical research, ultimately improving the care of all hospitalized patients.  

Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Division offers infectious diseases fellowship training with extensive research opportunities, including international collaborations. The division includes 14 full-time and four part-time faculty members. Care is provided at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and the New Mexico Veterans Health Care System, and includes primary care for persons with HIV/AIDS.  


The Division of Nephology at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. As part of the UNM School of Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine, the faculty is focused on research, patient care and other critical health issues.  

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

The Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine branches of Internal Medicine trains in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the lungs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (i.e. chronic bronchitis, emphysema), asthma, hypersensitivity lung diseases, environmental and occupational lung diseases, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, and infectious lung diseases.


The Division of Rheumatology is committed to providing outstanding care of patients with the full range of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, promoting programs of excellence in basic and clinical research, and offering state-of-the-art training to medical students, house officers, fellows, and other health professionals.  

Translational Informatics 

The Translational Informatics Division (TID) provides informatics solutions that enable multi-disciplinary research in order to accelerate clinical outcomes. TiD accomplishes this by offering unique services to industry and academia such as chemical, biological and biomedical knowledge mining support and prediction by means of cheminformatics, bioinformatics and clinical informatics software and technologies.