April 18, 2007

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital is excited to welcome nine new pediatric doctors. Five of the nine completed residencies at the University of New Mexico and the other four come from well-respected pediatric institutions throughout the country.

Anne Greene, MD, joins UNM as the new associate professor of pediatrics in the division of cardiology and is also the new director of pediatric arrhythmia and electrophysiology services. Prior to joining UNM, she served as the director of pediatric arrhythmias and electrophysiology at NYU Medical Center in New York.

Richard Krueger, MD, PhD, joins UNM as a neonatologist in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Before UNM, he worked at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at UCLA. Dr. Krueger completed his neonatology fellowship at Wyler’s Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago and completed a post doc fellowship in neuroscience at the University of Chicago.

Vlad Ianus, MD, PhD, was hired as a neonatologist in the NICU. He completed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey and his fellowship in Neonatology from Brown University at the Women and Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island.

Martha L. Miller, MD, joins UNM as a pediatric infectious disease physician. She received her MD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Miller completed her residency at the University of Tennessee at the Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in infectious disease at St. Jude and Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center.

Penny Brandt, DO, was hired at UNM as a general pediatrician. Previously, she served as an attending physician at Schneider Children’s Hospital in urgent care and was also an attending physician in the pediatric emergency department at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. She did her residency at both UNM School of Medicine and Schneider Children’s Hospital at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Linnea Wittick, MD, was hired as a pediatric hospitalist physician. She received her MD from the University of Texas in San Antonio and completed her residency at UNM School of Medicine.

Leslie Strickler, DO, joins UNM as a pediatric hospitalist physician. She received her DO from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at UNM School of Medicine.

Jeri Singleton, MD, was hired on as pediatric hospitalist physician. Prior to joining UNM, she was a registered nurse in the medical-surgical ICU at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. Dr. Singleton received her MD and a her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her residency at UNM School of Medicine.

Teresa Vigil, MD, has joined the general pediatric practice at UNM. She completed her residency and also served as chief resident at the UNM School of Medicine.

The UNM Children’s Hospital at the UNM School of Medicine treats more than 41,000 of New Mexico’s children each year and sees children from every county in the state. The hospital provides the highest level of intensive care for children and premature infants in New Mexico. UNMH provides the only Level I Trauma Center for all patients in life-threatening situations.