Surgical Oncology Training Locations 

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC)

The UNMCCC is a new (2009) state of the art, 5-story, 226,000 square foot ambulatory cancer diagnosis and treatment center. In 2005, UNMCCC achieved our designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and then in 2016 the UNMCCC achieved comprehensive designation, the highest federal designation. 

UNMCC is the only cancer center in New Mexico designated by the NCI and one of just 50 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. It has been designated “the official cancer center of New Mexico” by the state legislature. 

Center Highlights 

  • In 2016, the UNMCCC
    • evaluated 11,342 patients
    • Performed 47,629 chemotherapy infusions,
    • Performed 16,754 radiation treatments
    • Enrolled 844 patients in clinical trials
  • Gynecologic cancers are the 4th most common cancers treated at UNMCCC, behind breast, prostate, and lung. The gynecologic oncology division enrolled 20% of newly registered patients on to clinical trials in 2016.
  • UNMCCC expanded in 2017 to open the new UNM Women’s Cancer Center located on the second-floor clinic space. The new center provides a space dedicated to the needs of women and their families.
  • UNMCCC offers services in medical oncology, radiation oncology, neuro-oncology, surgical oncology, plastics/reconstructive surgery, and genetic counseling providers.
  • UNMCCC offers extensive patient and family support through psychology services, oncology social work, patient navigation programs, nutrition counseling, and interpreter language services.
  • Clinical trials participation is a significant priority within the UNMCCC, and trials are made available to patients throughout the state through a unique partnership of community oncology practices within a unique statewide network, the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance.
  • In addition, UNMCCC is home to a growing Phase I clinical trials program. Patients are seen at the UNMCCC regardless of their ability to pay.

UNM Surgical Oncology Case Volumes 2018

Pancreas Esophageal Gastric Melanoma Sarcoma Colorectal Breast Thyroid/Parathyroid
81 66 21 36 49 27 165 312 208


UNM Hospital (UNMH)

University of New Mexico Hospital, the state’s only academic medical center, is the primary teaching hospital for the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. 

Hospital Highlights

  • UNMH has 540 beds and has approximately 25,000 admissions, performs 19,000 surgeries annually, and had 80,000 ER visits in 2016.
  • UNMH cares for a large, diverse population with complex and urgent health needs, providing more than $135 million of uncompensated care per year.
  • This hospital is the site of inpatient and OR cases during fellow clinical training.
  • UNMH has state of the art laparoscopic and robotic equipment, with both the Si and Xi robotic platforms.
  • UNMH has medical/surgical ICU, wound care teams, physical therapy, and other ancillary services needed to maintain the care of surgical oncology patients and to serve as the foundation for complex general surgical oncology fellow clinical training.