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Training and Education

Why Train With Us?

Our Program Offers:

  • Highly experienced and diversified faculty who round with all residents, mid-levels and associated departments on a daily basis.
  • Friday protected time for didactics, lab-based training and research.
  • A broad neurosurgical hands-on exposure.
  • Operating room experience beginning in PGY-1 year.
  • Busy endovascular service with highly trained faculty provides training in all  interventional protocols including acute stroke..
  • Our main site: University of New Mexico Hospital is New Mexico’s only Level I trauma facility. Typical resident sees twice as many trauma cases as the national average.
  • Neurocritical care team members are part of the department and provide basic support for Society of Neurological Surgeons-accredited enfolded critical care fellowship.
  • Support from a highly qualified team of researchers, with clinical and laboratory nurses and coordinators who assist in creating protocols and IRB applications as well as obtaining grant funding.
  • An experienced coordinator and administrative support team dedicated to helping you meet all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements in order to graduate.
  • Albuquerque’s scenic surroundings, affordable housing and cost of living. Plenty of outdoor activities and more than 300 days of sunshine a year
  • Opportunity to complete enfolded specialty fellowships during your residency.

For information about the residency program, including pre-residency positions, send inquiries to: Eloy Cano or Susy Salvo-Wendt

Howard Yonas, Distinguished Professor and Chairman

Howard Yonas, MD
Distinguished Professor, Chair

Chris Taylor, MD, MBA, Program Director

Chris Taylor, MD, MBA,
Program Director