Medical Director - La Familia Medical Center

Dr. Mario Pacheco is a Board Certified family physician. He is the founding director of the Northern New Mexico Family Residency Program; a rural residency training track sponsored Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and affiliated with 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. A 1986 graduate of the University Of New Mexico, Dr. 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 as a staff physician at La Familia Medical Center for 10 years.

He is a Policy Fellow and served in the office of United States Senator Jeff Bingaman. He subsequently worked for the New Mexico Department of Health until July 2002 when he resumed the residency directorship at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He has authored papers in the fields of U.S. – Mexico Border Health, school-based health, and rural residency training tracks. His main professional interests are improving health services access for rural and uninsured families in New Mexico. Dr. Pacheco is currently a physician at CHRISTIS Pojoaque Primary Care.