Martha Cole McGrew, M.D., has been named the new Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, according to Paul Roth, Executive Vice President for UNM Health Sciences. Dr. McGrew has been acting chair for the Department since Dr. Arthur Kaufman was appointed as the first Vice President for Community Health in 2007.

“Please join me in congratulating Dr. McGrew as she continues to expand a department known around the world for its innovations in education, community-oriented research and patient care,” said Roth. “In Dr. McGrew, we have a valued colleague who is passionate about furthering all the UNM/HSC School of Medicine missions.”

McGrew practices in the Family Medicine Clinic on Tucker NE and provides the full range of birth to end-of-life care with a focus on maternal-child health. She was named the top Family Medicine physician in Albuquerque by Albuquerque: the Magazine in 2007.

An Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Dr. McGrew joined the faculty in 1990. She is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport where she also completed her Family Medicine Residency. She completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of California-San Francisco and served on the faculty in Family Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine before joining the faculty at UNM. She has served in a number of leadership roles within the department including Vice-chair for Education and Associate Chair.

McGrew was selected for the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship (ELAM) which she completed in 2005. She has also been very involved in the Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum at UNM serving as the Director of PCC Clinical Skills, the Comprehensive Ambulatory Care requirement, FM Clerkship Director and Director of Tutor Training and the Tutorial Steering Committee.

Dr. McGrew consults nationally and internationally on Problem-based Learning and Family Medicine Education. She has received numerous teaching awards from the School of Medicine and her department over the past 18 years. Her scholarly work and interests are focused on education and maternal-child health.


Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322