Mario Pacheco, MD
Mario F. Pacheco, MD, is a Board Certified family physician. He is the founding director of the Northern New Mexico Family Practice Residency Program, a rural residency training track sponsored by the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine. He is also the first associate vice president for Hispanic Health at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. From 2000–2001, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, serving in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.). Pacheco’s main professional interest is improving health services access for rural and uninsured families in New Mexico. After completing his Health Policy Fellowship, Pacheco worked for the New Mexico Department of Health, and later resumed the residency directorship at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. His research has addressed U.S.-Mexico border health, school-based health, and rural residency training tracks.
A 1986 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Pacheco completed his residency in family medicine at the University of New Mexico Department of Family and Community Medicine. He completed a one-year Fellowship in Health of the Public at UNM and subsequently worked for 10 years as a staff physician at La Familia Medical Center. He is a diplomat and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.