Bart Cox, M.D., has recently joined UNM as an Associate Professor of Medicine and director of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences School of Medicine Advanced Heart Failure Program. University of New Mexico Hospital is the only hospital in the state certified for Advanced Heart Failure treatment by the Joint Commission.

Heart Failure is a progressive condition affecting more than 5 million Americans. February 13-19 is Heart Failure awareness week. While the incidence of other cardiovascular diseases has declined, heart failure is on the rise. It is estimated that more than 500,000 new cases of heart failure are diagnosed annually. Heart failure is more common in people over 65, but in New Mexico, heart failure is often diagnosed at an earlier age.

D r. Cox received his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in Cardiology and in Advance Heart Failure/Transplantation Cardiology as well as Internal Medicine. He is actively involved in inpatient and outpatient care, and emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary continuity of care for heart failure patients.
Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322