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

Vice Chair for Quality and Compliance

Chris Arndt

Vice Chair for Quality and Compliance

Chris Arndt, MD
Medical Director, Outpatient Surgery and Imaging Services
Associate Professor

The Vice Chair for Quality and Compliance takes the lead role in all Department efforts to promote, monitor and ensure safe, high quality patient care. These efforts include: case reviews, morbitity and mortality reports, risk management, data collection, reporting, FPPE/OPPE and quality improvement endeavors.

The Vice Chair leads the Critical Event Review Subcommittee and the Quality Improvement Committee. The Vice Chair also ensures engagement with all Health Science System quality efforts related to perioperative/anesthesia care.

In addition to the quality mission, the Vice Chair helps ensure that the Department and all its clinical members follow compliance rules through education, monitoring and auditing for measures set forth by HSC, The Joint Commission, CMS, NM DOH, HIPAA and private payers.