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Department of Surgery
1 UNM MSC 10 5610
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Program Director

Bridget Fahy, MD
Associate Professor
Program Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Department of Surgery
University of New Mexico

Program Coordinator

Alicia Fernandez
(505) 925-0456



The Department of Surgery offers an ACGME-accredited two-year fellowship in complex general surgical oncology under the direction of Dr. Bridget Fahy, MD, Professor of Surgery. Our division is an integral part of the Department of Surgery through the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the ACGME-accredited UNM General Surgery residency program. The Division currently consisits of fellowship-trained surgical oncologists, breast surgeons, and colorectal surgeons.  The Division is also key component of the UNM ComprehensiveCancer Center, which is part of an elite group of 50 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. Located in a unique community with a culturally diverse population, UNM is an ideal place for fellows to learn and discover. The UNM Department of Surgery boasts a robust infrastructure of services and resources to help our surgical oncology fellows achieve their academic goals.  We are committed to provide well-rounded clinical and research training with the primary educational goal of training future academic leaders in the field of complex general surgical oncology. 


Fellow will receive a stipend ($64,692 - $67,343 ) depending on experience to be determined by HR as well as vacation (21 days) and sick leave. Vacation must be requested and approved by the director or co-director. Holidays paid, with the expectation of working some holidays. Healthcare benefits also offered. Expectations are approximately 80 hours per week. Beyond the 24-month fellowship, there is no guarantee of employment nor are graduates required to commit to positions at UNMH.  More about benefits located at the GME website.

Additional Opportunities Outside of UNM

ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop: An intensive workshop in the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology.

AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop: This is a rigorous workshop on the latest developments in molecular biology relevant to clinical oncologists pursuing the desire to bridge the gap as physician-scientists. Covers topics in cancer biology, grant writing strategies, career development, and networking for fellows interested in a career in translational research.