Matthew Tennison, MD

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Department of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine


Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma, BS, Chemical Engineering, 2000

Medical: University of New Mexico SOM, MD, 2008

Residency: University of New Mexico SOM, EM Residency, 2011

Fellowship: University of Arizona, Sports Medicine, 2012


I am a native New Mexican born here in Albuquerque, and am very proud to be serving my community here at UNM. My awesome wife, Alex, and I have two wonderful children, Mia and Lucas.  I enjoy spending time with my family, doing outdoor activities, watching movies, and exercising.

Teaching Interests

  • Sports Medicine, Acute Musculoskeletal Injury

Research Interests

  • Sports Medicine, Closed Head Injury/Concussion, ED Radiologic Evaluation of Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries, The Role of Exercise in Disease/Injury Prevention

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • Sports Medicine