Corey Tancik, MD
Dr. Corey Tancik graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1985 before moving to UNM to complete his internal medicine residency and ID fellowship from 1985 to 1990. He worked in private practice in Albuquerque and for the New Mexico Department of Health as the State TB control officer, followed by positions as the Assistant Director of TB Control for the Los Angeles County Health Department and as an ID faculty member at the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Tancik returned to UNM in 2001 as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the ID Division. Corey was a highly-regarded clinician, teacher and administrator. He served as Interim ID Section Chief at the VA from 2002 to 2003 and 2004 to 2007 and as the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director from 2004 through 2010. He was promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine in July 2008. He served as an internal medicine ward attending and inpatient and outpatient ID consult attending at both UNMH and the VA. In 2011 he moved to a full-time position in the hospitalist division at the VA but maintained an active role in the VA ID section.
In February 2012, Dr. Tancik died suddenly from a medical illness. He will be remembered for the superb care he provided for his patients, and for his steadfast devotion to medical education.