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Meet the New New Mexico Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the New Mexico Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Alisha Parada, MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2024. As Governor, Dr. Parada will serve as the official representative of the College for the New Mexico Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Parada will be working closely with Dr. Brislen (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read her bio below.


Alisha Parada, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of New Mexico

Post-Doctoral Training: Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Division Chief, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: President 2015-2020; Chair, Annual Scientific Meeting 2015-2019

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2015

Other Appointments/Activities: Advisory Member, State of NM Primary Care Expansion Board since 2021; Vice President, Alumni Association, University of New Mexico School of Medicine since 2020; Member, Alumni Association, University of New Mexico School of Medicine since 2017; State of NM GME Expansion Review Board & Advisory Committee since 2019; Foundation Board Member, Con Alma Health since 2018; Chair, Membership Committee since 2019; Board Member, St. Martin Hospitality 2015-2019

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Complex chronic outpatient disease management in Primary care and the role Internists play in improving the health of our population; Care and advocacy for underserved and vulnerable populations - Innovative approaches to care; Improvement and expansion of medical education to teach about health care disparities, advocacy, and leadership