For Immediate Release

Contact Leann Holt, UNM CancerCenter, 272-2162

You are invited to a special awards dinner to honor the 191 UNM doctors who were nominated by their peers as one of Albuquerque’s top doctors. The red carpet, black tie gala, which was originally scheduled for March 22, has been changed to April 15. The time and place remain the same: Hyatt Regency Downtown, 6 p.m. The evening will include an outstanding live auction of trips, entertainment packages and gift certificates from local businesses. Last month, Albuquerque the Magazine polled almost 700 area physicians for their annual Top Docs issue, asking them who they would refer a loved one to, other than themselves. UNM doctors made up 36 percent of all the doctors named -- up from 33 percent last year. In 12 of the 32 medical specialties included in the poll, UNM physicians received half or more of the total votes. Seven UNM doctors were named as the top doctor in their specialties: R. Steven Padilla, Dermatology Michael Richards, Emergency Medicine Edward Libby, Hematology George Comerci, Internal Medicine Daniel Wascher, Orthopedics David Lemon, Pediatric Surgery Mark Langsfeld, Vascular Surgery Please help us honor all of our outstanding doctors on April 15th. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased by calling 842-1110 or on Albuquerque the Magazine’s website,www.abqthemag.com