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Geriatric Medicine

UNM Hospital and the VA Medical Center are the largest teaching hospitals in the state. And as the only Level I Trauma Center in New Mexico, we care for many of New Mexico’s aging residents.

We are home to the UNM Senior Health Center, a dedicated center for patients 75 years and older. Our Clinicians and staff specialize in the care of patients who are frail, elderly and/or living with dementia

In addition to high-quality care, our team educates the next generation of geriatric providers. Learn how to serve seniors with compassion, respect and professionalism through a clerkship, fellowship or mentor program.


UNM Senior Health Center


Geriatrics Education Opportunities

Geriatrics offers 1 Residency and 1 Fellow to the Geriatrics Program. We offer the following programs to advance training and education in the field:

Train alongside physician experts in subspecialties of geriatrics such as neurology, neuropsychiatry, oncology and urology. Apply to UNM School of Medicine .

student and preceptor examine senior patient

Support New Mexico's Providers

Our team provides sensitive, quality care to seniors all over the state.

Your generous support fuels educational programs, research and care.


Geriatrics Contact

Section Chief of Geriatrics

Nitin Budhwar, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine 
MSC 10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131- 0001

Medical Education Program Coordinator

Monica Eissele
Office Phone: (505) 272-7208

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