Linda Hodes Villamar, MD, MPH

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Department of Emergency Medicine

Clerkship Director

Emergency Medicine


Undergraduate: Major in Biological Sciences and Minor in Music, Science and Technology, Stanford University, Class of 2003

MD/MPH: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Class of 2010

Residency: University of New Mexico Emergency Medicine Class of 2013


I was born in Mexico City. I moved to Albuquerque in 1989, for medical school and residency. My previous work includes teaching music to Elementary school aged children, being a Mariachi musician, and working as a biology research lab technician.

Teaching Interests

  • Simulation
  • Public Health
  • Language and Cultural development in healthcare

Research Interests

  • Language disparities and other socioeconomic determinants of disease and the ED experience for patients from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • SRMC
  • UNMH