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

Chris Camarata, MD

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Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director FCM Residency Program

MSC09 5040

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Family Medicine

Medical Director, Family Medicine Clinic & Geriatric Education


Dr. Camarata is an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico. He also works in the Palliative Medicine Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at UNM. He received his MD from the University of California, Irvine in 1979 and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Contra Costa County Health Services in Martinez, California in 1982.

Dr. Camarata has special interests in pain management in advanced illness and patients with substance use disorders. He focuses his research in mitigating harm through the safe prescribing of opioids for pain. He also has interest and is engaged in research on professional identity formation through the teaching of humanism.

Dr. Camarata’s specialties and certifications include:

  • Family and Community Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine