Vision, Mission and Values


The Department of Dermatology will ensure that all people in New Mexico have access to the highest quality dermatologic care that is often unattainable elsewhere in the state, and will provide excellent education and collaborative research in cutaneous health and disease.


  • The Department of Dermatology provides care for patients of all ages, from the Albuquerque community and for patients referred from across the state.
  • We aim to be the center of choice for New Mexicans with dermatologic issues, such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne, as well as for skin cancer surveillance, pigmented lesions/melanoma and rare conditions such as autoimmune blistering disorders and genodermatoses.
  • We perform procedures such as biopsies, excisions, lesion destructions (benign and malignant), phototherapy, and laser, as well as teledermatology and aesthetic treatments.
  • We provide excellent patient education and preventive care.
  • We will rebuild a strong residency program to train the next generation of dermatology providers with priority on retaining those providers locally and in academics.
  • We work collaboratively to promote excellence in clinical care, education and research opportunities within UNM HSC.

Values (Adapted from UNM HSC Values)

  • The Department of Dermatology will continue to serve our patients and the public with integrity and accountability.
  • We strive to recognize, cultivate and promote all forms of diversity; to fully understand the needs of our communities and to make a difference for them; and to advance clinical, academic, and research excellence in dermatology.
  • We are committed to perform our duties with compassion and respect for our patients, learners, and colleagues; always to conduct ourselves with professionalism, and to enjoy working together on this mission.

Book Appointment:

Phone: (505) 272-6222
Fax: (505) 272-6228

Clinic Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Driving Map to Clinic

Contact Administration (for administrative, education or residency inquiries only) and mail to:

Information about Pediatric Dermatology