Irene Agostini, MD

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Department of Emergency Medicine

Chief Medical Officer

Health Sciences Center


Resident University of New Mexico Emergency Medicine 1990-1993

Intern University of New Mexico Orthopedic Surgery 1988-1989

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, M.D. May 1988

Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, B.S. Biology 1982-1984

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Major-Human Biology 1979 - 1982


I was born in Brooklyn, New York. After college, I went to medical school at the University of Nebraska. In 1988, I came to New Mexico for my residency and fell in love with the mountains and the culture. I never left. I raised three children (all boys, now 26, 24, and 18) and was guardian for a 4th boy, who is now 24. I guess I like boys!

 I spent most of my career as an Emergency Medicine physician but for the last five years have been tackling administrative positions. As Chief Medical Officer of University of New Mexico Hospitals, I am excited to create transformative changes to help us take excellent care of our patients.

Teaching Interests

  • Emergency Medicine Adult & Peds
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)