New UNM radiology chair ready to 'create meaningful change'

Gary W. Mlady, MD, is the new chair of the department of radiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, the school has announced. He begins on July 1.

“It’s an exciting time in health care with many new opportunities to create meaningful change,” Mlady said in a statement released by the school. “My focus will be on providing exceptional customer service to our patients and providers while building collaboration with other departments in our cutting-edge approach to patient care, research and education.”

Mlady has a long history with UNM. He completed his radiology residency there in 2004 and went on to become an assistant professor and chief of musculoskeletal radiology.

Paul B. Roth, MD, UNM chancellor for health sciences and dean of the school of medicine, said )in a prepaged statement): “His leadership in patient care, education, research and business is an essential asset to both our patients and students.”

Mlady has a productive group of physicians and students to work with in this new position. According to the school, its department of radiology is responsible for approximately 300,000 procedures a year.