Nathan Boyd, MD

Nathan Boyd, MD

Faculty Titles
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

UNM Cancer Center Position(s)
Director of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Cancer Specialty
Surgical Oncology and Surgical Subspecialties

Multidisciplinary Team
Head and Neck Cancers

Additional Languages

Medical School
University of New Mexico (May 2006)

Kaiser Permanente, Oakland (2011)
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

University of Iowa (2012)
Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology (2012 – Present)
Council for Advanced Training in Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery (7/2011 – Present)

Expertise, Certifications and Memberships
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

Personal Statement

I first came to New Mexico at the age of 12 when my mother took a job with the Indian Health Service in Gallup. I have come to love this beautiful State with its eternal sunshine, big blue skies, and green chile. When I’m not operating, I love to be outdoors cycling, hiking, or skiing.

As one of only four fellowship trained head and neck oncologists in New Mexico, I have been fortunate to have gained considerable expertise in the treatment of surgical disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. I was named the Director of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at UNM in 2018, and one of my first projects was to work on establishing New Mexico’s first (and only) multi-disciplinary Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Program at the UNM Cancer Center. Other areas of clinic expertise include surgical resection and reconstruction of head and neck cancers.