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UNM Health System is the leading provider of diagnostic endocrinology services in New Mexico. Our patients have access to the best experts and technologies available.


Clinical Training

Fellowship Clinical Training and Patient Care

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of New Mexico commits to excellent patient care and education of fellows. They receive comprehensive training in all clinical aspects of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism during a two-year fellowship.  The University of New Mexico houses the only medical school and Endocrinology fellowship in the state. We receive referrals for specialty endocrine treatment of patients throughout the state — plus patients from western Texas, southern Colorado and eastern Arizona.  The division also handles all endocrine consultations for the NM Veterans Administration Medical Center. This wide geographical referral area generates a broad spectrum of endocrine diseases for study and clinical care. You will gain excellent exposure to not only common endocrine diseases but also to rare and challenging cases.

As an endocrinology fellow, you will fulfill clinical duties each year as follows:

Outpatient Care

Expect a diverse outpatient clinical experience. Build a patient base and follow patients long-term as diseases evolve and management issues change. In addition to the General Endocrine Clinic, specialty clinics include:

  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic bone
  • Lipid
  • Skull base (pituitary)
  • Transgender clinic

Fellows may also choose to participate in Pediatric Endocrinology, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Bariatric surgery clinic.

Fellows also receive training in:

  • Insulin pump technology
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) interpretation
  • Use of ultrasound and fine needle aspiration in evaluating thyroid nodules

The Division of Endocrinology

Division Chief

David Schade, MD 

Division of Endocrinology

Department of Internal Medicine


1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-4657


Fellowship Director

Christina Lovato, M.D.

Phone: 505-272-4658