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From The Chairman


On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to the University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry.

This is an exciting time in healthcare. Though we face many challenges, we have even more opportunities. Our Department is uniquely placed to be an innovative leader and important partner in New Mexico’s behavioral health. Being the only medical school in the state, we have a unique responsibility. We are therefore focusing our efforts based on the needs of our state.  

Our Department’s fourfold mission (Education, Clinical Care, Research, and Community Engagement) mirrors the broader UNM Health Sciences Center mission and values as well as the Vision 2020 initiative. By building academic bridges with other departments throughout the University of New Mexico and beyond, we can leverage resources in order to reach our goals. Read More

Based at the only medical school in New Mexico, the UNM Department of Psychiatry combines innovative educational and research opportunities with excellent clinical care for one of this nation’s most beautiful and sparsely populated regions. Our unique position in the state means that our faculty, fellows, residents and medical students daily study and work with a diverse socioeconomic and medically complex patient population.

We have developed an excellent national reputation in many areas. Among these are

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