Family and Community Medicine

MSC 09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: Administration (505) 272-2165 Phone: Clinic (for patients) (505) 272-1734
Fax: (505) 272-8045

Bert Umland, MD

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Visiting Associate Professor

MSC09 5040

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Family Medicine


Umland is an Emeritus Professor of family practice at UNM SOM. He received his MD from UNM in 1971 as a member of the 4th graduating class. He initially did residency in pediatrics at UNM and planned a career as a pediatric cardiologist. However after five years in the National Health Service Corps doing general practice, like other physicians of his generation he took the Board Certification Examination of the newly formed specialty of Family Practice and then joined the faculty at UNM in 1978.

His career at UNM included running the residency in family medicine for 15 years and teaching both medical students and residents. In 1999 he decided he had done enough administration and retired to stay on a 25% contract to teach and see patients and attend no committee meetings.

His area of special interest has been the care of transgender individuals, helping people make their transition with hormones and counseling as well as the care of gay men. He has been delighted to be able to establish long-term relationships with his patients over the years. Since retirement he has worked on his days off in rural clinics around the state to cover FQHC clinics when their providers are unavailable.