Division of Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Pain Medicine(RAPPM)

Nationally, the subspecialty of regional anesthesiology and acute pain management has been a rapidly growing and evolving field. At the University of New Mexico Department of Anesthesiology we are setting the pace and standards in regional anesthesia and perioperative pain medicine. Within our division there is currently great depth and breadth of knowledge both in regional anesthesia techniques and acute pain management. We provide subspecialty perioperative clinical care across four Health System settings including: the University of New Mexico Hospital, the Outpatient Surgical Center, Sandoval Regional Medical Center, and Bill Richardson Pavilion Children’s Hospital. We intersect all surgical service lines and specialties. Patients rely on our skills to provide pain management for orthopedic surgery, general surgery and its subspecialties, pediatric surgery and patients requiring surgery without general anesthesia. We have very experienced faculty who keep up with the latest innovations and are considered experts in regional anesthesia and acute pain. With our local knowledge base and expertise, we host an annual national workshop and symposium that draws participants from all over the United States. We have offered a fellowship in regional anesthesiology since 2010. We value medical student and resident education by offering more than five different rotations. The Division of Regional Anesthesiology and Perioperative Pain Medicine promotes enhanced patient care through superb perioperative pain management.