Richard Lauer, MD, FACP, FRSM

Richard Lauer, MD, FACP, FRSM

Faculty Titles
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

UNM Cancer Center Position(s)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Chief Medical Officer

Endowment
The Maralyn S. Budke Endowed Professor in Cancer Care Delivery

Cancer Specialty
Medical Oncology

Multidisciplinary Team
Prostate/Renal/Bladder/Testicular Cancers

Research Program
Cancer Therapeutics: Technology, Discovery and Targeted Delivery

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Medical School
New York Medical College (1982)

Internship
Indiana University Medical Center
(Clarian University of Indiana) (1985)
Internal Medicine

Residency
Indiana University Medical Center
(Clarian University of Indiana) (1985)
Internal Medicine

Fellowship
Indiana University Medical Center
(Clarian University of Indiana) (1988)
Hematology/Oncology

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology (1988)
American Board of Internal Medicine,
Medical Oncology (November 1987)
American Board of Internal Medicine (1985)

Expertise, Certifications and Memberships
Hematology
Hematology/Oncology
Oncology

Personal Statement

Since 2007, I have served as Chief Medical Officer of the UNM Cancer Center. In this role, I am responsible for the entire clinical operation, including: all aspects of patient safety and care; billing and scheduling; clinical working group oversight; multidisciplinary team management and oversight; and quality measurement. As Chief Medical Officer, I make several reports annually to the UNM Hospital, and to many University and governmental entities. Under my leadership, the UNM Cancer Center Clinic has achieved accreditation from The Joint Commission; American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Accreditation with Commendation; American College of Radiology accreditation; and American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative accreditation. I am also a practicing oncologist and continue to see patients regularly in the clinic. I mentor and teach fellows, residents and interns. And I serve on several national cancer committees, including the Clinical Practice Committee of ASCO.