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

Laura Saavedra, MD

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Associate Professor

1209 University Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Family Medicine


Dr. Saavedra is an associate professor of Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She received her MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1989 and completed her Family Medicine residency at Providence Medical Center in Seattle in 1992. Dr Saavedra worked at SeaMar Community Health Center in Seattle and in private practice in Santa Fe, NM before joining the faculty at UNM in 2000.

Dr. Saavedra is a clinician-educator who provides full-spectrum primary care including women’s health, prenatal, and newborn/pediatric care.

Saavedra’s clinical and educational interests include:

  • Ambulatory patient care
  • Maternal and child health
  • Women’s health
  • Patient education and shared decision-making
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Resident education