Robert E. Sapien , MD, MMM


Phone: 505-272-6349

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services Academy, Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics


Undergraduate: BS, Biology, UNM, 1982

Medical School: MD, UNM, 1986

Residency: Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1986-89

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, LA County-USC Medical Center, 1989-91

Masters of Medical Management (MMM): University of Southern California, 2014


I am a native of Albuquerque; I graduated from St. Pius X High School. I attended the University of NM as a Presidential Scholar and completed undergraduate work in biology while doing proteoglycan cell biology research. I then attended the School of Medicine at UNM, before a pediatric residency at Harbor/UCLA and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at LA County USC Medical Center. I joined the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1991 and we have been steadily building Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UNM ever since (24/7 Pediatric ED, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and a Pediatric Emergency Fellowship).

Teaching Interests

  • School Emergencies
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

  • Emergency and Prehospital Asthma Care
  • Pediatric EMS
  • Injury Prevention
  • School Emergencies
  • Mind-body Medicine (Hypnotherapy as adjunct to medical care)

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine