Pediatric Pulmonology


Multi-Disciplinary Team:

Professional: Specialty:
Lea Davies, MD Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Pediatric Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
L. Francine Caffey, MD General Pediatric Pulmonology, Co-Director UNM PPC
Santiago Encalada, MD General Pediatric Pulmonology
Kyria Lopez, CPNP Cystic Fibrosis Clinic Coordinator and Nurse Practioner
E. Michelle Wigley, RN General Pediatric Pulmonology, Asthma
Samantha Alvidrez, RN General Pediatric Pulmonology, Cystic Fibrosis
Joanne Wright, RN, MSN, CNS Nurse Specialist Ventilator and Tracheostomy Program
Yvette Mascarenas MS, RD, LD Pediatric Pulmonary Nutrition
Patricia Marshik, Pharm D Pediatric Pulmonary Pharmacy
Hengameh H. Raissy, Pharm D Research, Assoc. Director of CTSC
Nanette Concotelli-Fisk, LCSW Social Worker
Abby Redway, RRT Pediatric Pulmonary Respiratory Therapist
Shannon Gregg MS, RD, LD Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition
Carmella Brienza, PNP Outreach clinics


Pediatric Pulmonology sees patients with any pediatric respiratory problems including cystic fibrosis, asthma, neuromuscular diseases, pediatric rheumatologic diseases, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, ventilator dependence, tracheostomy dependence, sleep disorders, bronchiectasis, and chronic lung disease.  We do airway evaluations via bronchoscopy and have full pulmonary function facilities. The UNM Sleep Center is accredited for pediatric sleep studies. The pediatric cystic fibrosis clinic is the only Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited center in New Mexico.


Contact Information:

  • Pediatric CF patients are seen at the Carrie Tingley Outpatient Clinic on Monday mornings.
  • All other patients are seen in the Pediatric Specialty Clinic on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Care Center and UNMH.
  • General Pediatric Pulmonary Clinics are held on Monday mornings, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
  • Vent / Trach Clinics are held twice a month.

All patients are seen by an interdisciplinary team, if needed, including respiratory therapy, pharmacy, nursing, social work, and nutrition.  Patients with asthma may also be seen in UNM/CMS asthma outreach clinics held throughout the state.

To reach our offices or make an appointment please call 505-272-1623 or 505-272-5464.