Obstetrics & Gynecology

MSC 10 5580
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Women's Health Care

A signature program delivering cutting-edge care for New Mexico women from adolescence to post menopause from the Center for Women's Health.  


  • To provide passionate health care to all New Mexico women by utilizing our diverse range of strong, nationally-recognized clinical programs
  • To provide quality, safety-net service to referring providers throughout New Mexico
  • To provide consistent patient care in a thorough yet cost-conscious manner
  • To train future doctors of New Mexico in an evidence-based manner with our research foundation

Speciality Clinic Programs

  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • General obstetrics and gynecology
  • Midwifery
  • Urogynecology/pelvic support disorders
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Clinical Excellence

Faculty Productivity 
All faculty achieved relative value unit scores (a standard of defining clinical productivity) that were at or above the national benchmark for university faculty.

Increasing Outpatient Visits 
Compared with last year, the department’s number of ambulatory visits increased by 5% compared with 2% of all other departments.

Expanding Obstetrics Service 
Compared with last year, the obstetrics service increased in maternal transfers (7%) and admissions (5%).

Clinic Productivity
Our gynecology clinics were ranked among the most productive of the university clinics, while the maternal-fetal medicine clinics had the highest productive ranking of all 23 specialty clinics.

Inpatient Maternity Source
The Obstetric-Newborn service represents 27% of all hospital discharges and the highest patient turnover rate in the hospital.

Research Productivity

Research Protocols
The number of active research proposals per faculty member, submitted to the School of Medicine’s institutional review board was again greater than any other department within the school.

National Scientific Meetings
One or more abstracts were presented by the department’s faculty at sixteen national/international meetings.

Medical Student Research 
Women’s health issues remain the focus of approximately 20% of the graduating students’ required research projects.