Mark Unruh, MD
Mark Unruh, MD, is chief of the Division of Nephrology in the UNM School of Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine.
Credit: Rebecca Gustaf

Mark Unruh, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, the university announced Wednesday.

Unruh is currently a professor in the department and serves as chief of the Nephrology Division.

With more than 250 faculty members practicing throughout New Mexico, the UNM Department of Internal Medicine is the largest department within the UNM School of Medicine.

“Dr. Unruh has travelled throughout the state as a member of the Division of Nephrology,” said Martha McGrew, MD, executive vice dean of the UNM School of Medicine.  “He understands the importance of our mission to treat complex medical cases as well as the unique challenges facing those who practicing medicine in New Mexico.”

Unruh is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology.  He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. 

 “We want to provide high quality care for all New Mexicans,” said Unruh. “We have an active, patient-centered clinical research program and ongoing discussions of how to improve the health of all our citizens while also fulfilling our mission of medical education and training.”