Memorial service announced for late UNM physician
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Auditorium/Education Wing for Dr. Teodora “Tedi” Konstantinova, a popular UNMH physician who was killed recently in a traffic accident.
Konstantinova was an associate professor of internal medicine at the UNM School of Medicine and practiced in the UNM Health Sciences Center, and also at the Raymond G. Murphy Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque.
Before working in New Mexico, Konstantinova completed medical school at the University of Medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria and began her career at UNM in 2003 as one of the pioneering members of the New Mexico VA Hospitalist Group. Konstantinova dedicated her professional life to the care and education of our veterans.
She leaves behind her husband, Dr. Konstantin Konstantinov, also a leading physician in the UNM School of Medicine, and her son Nikifor Konstantinov, a fourth-year medical student in the UNM School of Medicine.
The service takes place at 1201 Camino de Salud NE (north of Lomas and just west of University). A reception and light luncheon will follow the service. RSVP to Sarah Grelle atSGrelle@salud.unm.edu or (505) 925-0474 by noon Friday, Jan. 15.