Borden Steps Down as Urology Chief

          Thomas Borden, M.D., who has served as Chief of the Division of Urology since 1972, stepped down as chief on March 1, 2005.  He has been a UNM School of Medicine faculty member for almost 35 years and has served as Division Chief for 32 years making him the longest reigning program director and division chief for urology in the country.  He remains on faculty as a professor of Urology.

            Borden received his M.D. from the University of Chicago, training under the Nobel prize winning urologist, Charles Huggins, M.D.  After a stint in the Air Force, he joined the UNM urology faculty in the early years of the medical school and maintained a specialty interest in pediatric urology. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Borden has almost one hundred publications and a similar number of presentations to his credit and has trained between 55-60 urology residents during his tenure at UNM.  He served as financial manager of the University Physicians Associates from 1984-86 and later served as president of that organization from 1986-1988.  

Anthony Smith, M.D., will be assuming the role of Chief of the Division of Urology. Dr. Smith has been on the faculty since 1987 and trained under Dr. Borden. He has specialty interests in oncology and transplantation surgery.

"It is a great honor and a daunting task to attempt to fill the shoes of someone like Dr. Borden," said Smith.  "He has been a great mentor and friend." 

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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