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 Clinical Operations

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations

Nivine Doran, MD
UNMH Executive Medical Director of Operating Rooms

The Vice Chair for Clinical Operations oversees all clinical enterprises of the department.

The Vice Chair for Clinical Operations works closely with the medical directors to coordinate services and staffing. There are four operating rooms: the Main OR, BBRP (pediatric OR), OSIS (outpatient OR), and SRMC (West side hospital). Other services include obstetric anesthesia and off-site anesthesia in the following sites: interventional radiology (general and neuroradiology), MRI/CT, GI, interventional cardiac catheterization lab for adults and children, as well as electrophysiology studies/procedures. The Acute Pain Service provides anesthesia & postoperative analgesia. They also assist in pain management for trauma patients. Another consult service is Perioperative Echocardiography. The Preoperative Anesthesia clinic at the main hospital is staffed and accepts scheduled and walk-in patients. Systems are in place to facilitate preoperative and postoperative evaluations are performed in a timely fashion.

In addition to coordination of monthly schedules and daily staffing, arrangements for resident reliefs are regularly made to comply with their educational activities. A number of learners, including medical students, interns, EMT students and Anesthesiology Assistant students are assigned to the various clinical areas.