Division of Hematology and Oncology
Hematology offers diagnostic evaluation and comprehensive follow-up for the child and adult with hematological (non-malignant) problems or coagulation disorders. Immunologic disturbances are evaluated in conjunction with the immunology and infectious disease service. The Division's Ted R. Montoya Hemophilia Program provides comprehensive care to the individual (child and adult) with hemophilia and other hereditary bleeding disorders. Adult care is coordinated with the transfusion service. When appropriate for the care of the patient, a statewide home therapy program for specialized blood products is provided. Outreach visits to the patients' hometowns are an important part of this program. The laboratory expertise needed to establish the correct diagnosis is an integral part of the program. The Division participates in part of the International Collaborative Gaucher's Group.
Oncology offers a multidisciplinary care team to deliver state-of-the-art care for children facing childhood cancer. The team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, play therapists and clinical pharmacists. Both conventional and experimental childhood cancer treatment are available through UNM's participation in clinical research protocols of the National Cancer Institute and the Pediatric Oncology Group.