Message from our Diversity Liaison

Selina Silva, MD

Selina Silva, MD

Our population is growing more diverse and the field of Orthopaedic Surgery needs to reflect this change.  There has been an increased focus on increasing diversity in our field which the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of New Mexico fully supports.  We recognize the value and the strength inherent in our diverse population in New Mexico.  We are a unique state with patients that are diverse in many ways.  We are the only level 1 trauma center and children's hospital in the state.  Therefore we draw patients from the entire state as well as some of the bordering cities in neighboring states.  We have a large indigenous population, immigrants, urban and rural patients as well as the full range of socioeconomic status.​  We are aligned with the University of New Mexico Health System in our mission, vision and values.