New Chief Medical Officer for UNM Children's Hospital

Dr. John Brandt Assumes New Post July 1

John Brandt, MD, has been appointed associate chief medical officer for The University of New Mexico Children's Hospital, effective July 1, 2019.

Brandt is a pediatric nephrologist with more than 25 years of experience at UNM, said Irene Agostini, MD, chief medical officer for UNM Hospitals.

He arrived as a pediatric resident in 1988 and has been on faculty since 1997. Brandt is currently the vice chair In the Department of Pediatrics. During his time at UNM, he has served as a division chief, medical director and member of the Mission Excellence Steering Committee and Physician Advisory Group, among other roles.

In his new role, Brandt will collaborate with all children's services throughout the organization and the chief medical and nursing officers at UNM Hospital, as well as the executive nursing directors for pediatric inpatient and ambulatory services, to improve care coordination and quality for children being treated at UNM.

"We have exceptional physicians caring for children in every corner of our institution, from outpatient clinics to operating rooms, inpatient floors to emergency rooms and many other places," Brandt said. "My goal is to improve the quality of care for children in the UNM Health System, and serve as a voice for all providers of Children's Services wherever they practice."