Neurology

Department of Neurology
MSC10 5620
Health Sciences Center
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Administrative Office
Phone: (505) 272-3342
Fax: (505) 272-6692
HSC-Neurology@salud.unm.edu

Clinical Neuroscience Centers

Lomas Center
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Phone: (505) 272-3160

Welcome from the Department Chair

Gary Rosenberg

Department Chair Gary Rosenberg, MD

The Neurology Department at the University of New Mexico is the major site for care of neurological patients in the State of New Mexico. All of the subspeciality areas in the practice of neurology are represented on the faculty by board certified individuals. Areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular cognitive impairment, epilepsy, movement disorders, pediatric neurology, neuromuscular diseases, and dneuroinfectious diseases.

The faculty is involved in the teaching of the medical students in phase one neuroscience course and in phase two neurology clerkship. Students are involved in patient care early in their studies and have access to a wide range of research projects. In addition to training medical students, the department accepts four neurology residents each year for a total of 16, including the internship year in internal medicine. There are two fellows in electrophysiology to complete the group of trainees. Students and residents work very closely with the faculty in the care of neurological patients in the out-patient clinics and the in-patient service. Trainees that finish the residency generally continue in subspecialty training in prestigious programs around the country or in the department.

Faculty in the Neurology department have strong research programs in clinical and basic science. The Department has major research funding for stroke, multiple sclerosis, vascular cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease. These research programs involve scientists in both the clinical and basic science level. Because of the faculties involvement in research, we are able to offer patients experimental treatments for many conditions. There are unique diagnostic services at the Medical School involving neuroimaging and electrodiagnostics. Imaging equipment includes advanced computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with MR spectroscopy and functional MR, multiple types of angiography, and magnetoencephalography (MEG). This equipment is available for patient care and research studies.

Faculty in neurology work closely with our colleagues in neurosurgery to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with surgically treatable conditions, such as aneurysms, vascular malformations, hemorrhages, epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, and pain management. The overlap between neurological and neurosurgical diseases is blurring and many neurological illnesses now have neurosurgical treatments.

Out-patient clinics are held in the newly renovated Clinical Neuroscience Center, which houses the clinics for neurology, pediatric neurology, neurosurgery and pain. There are additional clinics at the Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho. Clinical research is carried out in the Domenici Center a short walk north of the medical school.

The faculty has grown to over 30 members in the clinical and basic sciences. Potential trainees should contact the neurology office at 272-3342 for information on applying to the program. Patients can identify appropriate neurology faculty from the online directory or by contacting the Clinical Neurosciences Center.