Stanford University Fellow joins UNM Orthopaedics Sports Medicine staff
Rebecca Dutton, MD, has joined UNM Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation’s faculty and will assist in the development of UNM’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Program. She recently completed a PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University and is also a graduate of Stanford’s PM&R Residency Program.
“Dr. Dutton is an extraordinarily well-trained PM&R physician and a welcome addition to UNM’s PM&R Program, which focuses on both improving patient recovery and minimizing disability,” says William E. Rivers, DO, assistant professor with UNM Department of Neurosurgery. Rivers works closely with UNM orthopedic surgeons as a specialist in rehabilitative medicine and will partner with Dutton on expanding UNM’s PM&R Program.
“Our PM&R Program helps coordinate care for UNM Health System patients who need treatment for injuries and conditions requiring recovery or ongoing support,” Rivers says. “These patients include adults and children with serious spinal cord, bone and joint injuries, as well as those with chronic pain and congenital conditions.”
In addition, Dutton will provide non-operative sports medicine care alongside other UNM orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists plus work with UNM Lobo athletes to keep them playing strong.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Dutton aboard as a key contributor to the UNM PM&R Program’s further growth,” adds UNM Department of Orthopaedics Chair and Professor Robert Schenck. “But, as importantly, Dr. Dutton brings a wealth of knowledge as a provider for sports medicine and Lobo athletics to both UNM and the state of New Mexico.”
Dutton earned her Doctor of Medicine from The University of California, San Francisco. She resides in Albuquerque. Visit UNM Orthopaedics for more department information.