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

Christopher Calder

Christopher Calder, MD, Dept. Interim Chair

Thank you for visiting our website!

The neurology faculty is committed to providing quality patient care, educating physicians according to the highest professional standards, and generating knowledge from research that will alleviate human suffering by prevention and treatment of neurologic disorders.

The University of New Mexico Neurology Department is the major source of neurological care in the State of New Mexico. Neurologic subspecialties represented by the Board Certified Faculty include stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromuscular disorders, pediatric neurology, sleep medicine, and neuro-infectious disease.

The neurology faculty teaches medical students in the Phase I neuroscience course and in the Phase II neurology clerkship. Our students are involved in patient care early in their medical school career, and have access to a wide range of research projects.

Our neurology residency is a categorical program that accepts four neurology residents each year. Additionally there is a fellowship in neurophysiology and, by July 2018, an epilepsy fellowship. Many of our residents continue their training in prestigious subspecialty fellowship programs elsewhere in the country and in the Department.

The Pediatric Neurology Division provides superb medical student teaching and teaching of the adult neurology residents. The competitive pediatric neurology residency has one position a year.

The neurology faculty have a keen interest in research programs in both clinical and basic science. The Department has major research funding for stroke, multiple sclerosis, vascular cognitive impairment, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, stem cell research, neuroimaging, international neurodevelopmental studies, and Alzheimer’s disease.  

State of the art diagnostic services at the Medical School include advanced computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with MR spectroscopy and functional MR, multiple types of angiography, and magnetoencephalography (MEG). These facilities are available for routine clinical use as well as research studies.

There is close collaboration between the neurology and neurosurgery faculties to provide treatment for patients with acute stroke, aneurysms, vascular malformations, cerebral hemorrhages, epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, and pain management. The Angioma Alliance recently certified the UNM Health Sciences Center as a Center of Excellence.

The Neurology Outpatient Clinics are located in the Clinical Neuroscience Center, along with the neurosurgery and pain clinics. Basic science and clinical research are in the Domenici Center, a short walk from the Health Sciences Center.

There are over 30 clinical and basic science faculty in the neurology department. Potential trainees should contact the neurology office at 505 272-3342 or visit the education page of this website. Our faculty is listed on our online directory .