UNM Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Mailing address:
MSC 10 6000
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 272-2610
Fax: (505) 272-1300

Albuquerque Ranked In Top 50 Best Places To Live

Balloons during the Balloon Fiesta over the Rio Grande

The Duke City was recently named one of the best places to live in the U.S. by the U.S. News & World Report. You can see the article here.

Welcome to Dr. Karin Westlund High

Karin High, PhD

Karin High, PhD

We warmly welcome Dr. High as our new Vice-Chair for Research and chief scientist in our laboratory. Her work focuses on the causal mechanisms underlying chronic pain, and testing of potential treatments. She comes to us from the University of Kentucky, and prior to that had been at UTMB-Galveston.

Dr. High studies neuron changes in chronic pain, including the generation of stress proteins posing risk for Alzheimer’s disease development. She and her colleagues have also published evidence of diminished inflammation and pain with several non-opioid treatments.

Her laboratory studies have revealed a previously undescribed visceral pain pathway explaining why punctate midline spinal cord lesions performed by neurosurgeons were providing effective relief for terminal cancer patients with intractable pain; an approach now used worldwide.

Dr. High has an extensive history of research support funding from a variety of sources, and a productive publication history. We’re excited that she has joined us here at UNM, and look forward to working with her.

Continuing Medical Education

Presented through UNM School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology

For more information and for upcoming MOCA® courses check here.

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