Welcome from the Chair
Hugh Martin, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
and Critical Care Medicine
Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
UNM Anesthesiology: Safety, Quality, Communication, Data Driven=Confidence
Our culture is driven by the pursuit of Perfection.
In 1986, University of New Mexico Department of Anesthesiology residency program was founded. In the subsequent 30 years, the Department has steadily developed and made many positive and profound advances in providing patients with high quality, safe, physician anesthesiology directed care while providing superior educational value.
The continuous pursuit of perfection in every facet of the Department’s organizational structure, service coverage and subspecialty expertise has firmly established UNM Anesthesiology as a standard by which all others are compared.
Today, we are one of the leading anesthesiology departments fixated on providing safe Medical Direction Anesthesia Team Care. We provide safe, reliable, timely anesthetic care to all citizens of New Mexico. Our outstanding faculty, residents, fellows, certified anesthesiologist assistants, physician assistants and nurse anesthetists are the strong foundation of our reputation for safety, reliability, timeliness and service satisfaction. As a result of our dedicated people, we are achieving success in all mission areas: clinical service, education, research and administration.
Moving forward, our commitment to ‘Perfection’ remains steadfast: we will never compromise quality. We will continue to invest tremendous time, energy and resources in the talent and technology necessary to continue to improve our Mission Excellence. We will always strive to deliver maximum customer satisfaction.
It is our way of thinking: physician anesthesiologist led teamwork providing a culture of safety and quality with a focus on excellent communication and continuous improvement in all facets of the Department.