UNM Hospital
UNM Hospital

Two new faculty  members are joining the Division of Cardiology in the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Mark Garcia, MD, has joined the faculty as an assistant professor. Garcia attended UNM both as an undergraduate and as a graduate of the UNM School of Medicine in 2004, serving as a medical resident, chief resident and cardiology fellow.

“Mark served with distinction at all levels and was the Resident Unsung Hero Award recipent in 2011. We are delighted he has chosen to stay with us and provide his outstanding clinical skills and compassionate care to the citizens of New Mexico,” said division chief Warren Laskey, MD.

Michael Gaglia, MD, has also accepted a position within the division as an associate professor and a member of the interventional cardiology faculty, Laskey said.

Gaglia received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before serving a combined medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of Michigan and a general and interventional cardiology fellowship at Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center.

"Dr. Gaglia began his academic career at the University of Southern California, where he was instrumental in developing a number of new efforts," Laskey said. "He was recruited back to the Washington Hospital Center, where he was asked to assume the role as Scientific Lead for Population Research at the Medstar Cardiovascular Research Network.”