UNM Neurology Center
UNM Neurology Center

MSC 10 8000
900 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
In the UNM Clinical Neurosciences Center

Phone: (505) 272-3160
Fax: (505) 272-9427

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UNM Neurology Center

The Neurology Department at the University of New Mexico is the major resource for care of neurological patients in New Mexico. All areas of neurology care for children, adults and seniors are represented by board certified faculty specialists.  Areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular cognitive impairment, epilepsy, movement disorders, pediatric neurology, neuromuscular diseases, sleep disorders and infectious diseases.

Faculty are involved in teaching of medical students at all levels of their education.  Physicians in training, such as residents and fellows, as well as students are involved in patient care.  All trainees work very closely with faculty in the care of neurological patients in both the out-patient clinic and the in-patient service. Trainees that finish the residency generally continue on into subspecialty training in prestigious programs around the country or in the department.

UNM has unique diagnostic and treatment services involving neuroimaging and electrodiagnostics.  Imaging equipment includes advanced computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with MR spectroscopy and functional MR, multiple types of angiography and magnetoencephalography (MEG). This advanced technology  is available for patient care and for research studies.  A state-of-the-art diagnostic sleep center is available off site as well.

Faculty in neurology work closely with colleagues in neurosurgery to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with surgically treatable conditions, such as aneurysms, vascular malformations, hemorrhages, epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, and pain management. The overlap between neurological and neurosurgical diseases is blurring and many neurological illnesses now have neurosurgical treatments requiring a team approach.  Thus, neurology and neurosurgical outpatient services are fully integrated under one roof, the Clinical Neurosciences Center.

The newly renovated Clinical Neurosciences Center houses clinics in all specialty areas for pediatric, adult and geriatric neurology, neurosurgery and pain patients. There are additional clinics at the Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho.

Clinical Research

Clinical research is carried out in the Domenici Center a short walk north of the medical school.  The faculty has over 30 members in the clinical and basic sciences.

The University of New Mexico is looking for veterans with explosive blast-related brain injuries for a study to see if computer simulations can be used to prevent such injuries in the future.  Find out more.