Hugh Martin, M.D., has been named Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC). He has been Vice-Chair for many years and has served as Acting Chair of the Department since October 2011.

“I have been privileged to spend the majority of my career helping develop the Department of Anesthesiology and the HSC into nationally recognized entities. Our Department has a wonderful and talented group of faculty, residents, midlevels and support staff. We have a powerful platform in which to positively coordinate with other Departments and assist in providing quality care to all New Mexicans,” said Martin.

Martin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kansas with dual undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received his M.D. from the University of Kansas Medical Center, and then completed his Internship and Residency in Anesthesiology at St. Louis University.

He practiced as an Attending Physician in St. Louis for several years and then moved west to join the developing Anesthesia Department at UNM in 1992. Throughout his career, Martin has fulfilled many diverse roles both within his Department and also within the HSC. He has helped elevate the Anesthesiology Department to a nationally recognized educational program. During the past eight months, Martin has expanded the Anesthesiology Department by 40 percent and is in the process of developing new clinical, educational and research programs.

“I am dedicated to making the Department of Anesthesiology a strong and positive contributor to the HSC mission. I’m grateful for the overwhelming support I have received and am honored to be the new Chair,” said Martin.


Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322