Vascular Surgeons

Our surgeons attend every patient meeting to maintain total awareness of the status of your case. Getting to know you on a personal level, we recommend the treatment that is best for your unique situation.

Dr. LangsfeldDr. Mark Langsfeld came to UNM in 1991, after completing his general surgery residency at St. Louis University, and then his vascular fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is a busy clinician, and has won multiple teaching awards. He has also been named Albuquerque Magazine’s TOP DOC in Vascular Surgery several times. He has been Chief of Vascular Surgery at UNM since 1997.

Dr. Langsfeld helped start the UNM Vein center in 2010. He enjoys treating patients with venous disease as they experience the immediate relief of their symptoms, as well as a great improvement in the appearance of their legs.


Dr. MarekDr. John Marek is a Board Certified General Surgeon and Vascular Surgeon. He is the current president of the Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgery Society and is interested in aneurysm disease, lower extremity endovascular, and venous procedures. He enjoys working with medical students and surgical residents and has been awarded the annual resident teaching award on numerous occasions.



Cosmetic Surgeons

Dr. Shetty


Dr. Anil Shetty is originally from Bangalore, India where he did his medical school training. He subsequently did his general surgery and plastic surgery training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then pursued his main interest in pediatric plastic surgery by completing a one-year fellowship in Pediatric/Craniofacial surgery at the University of California San Diego. He currently serves as the Director of Craniofacial/Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of New Mexico. In addition to practicing all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, he has a special interest in the repair of congenital defects of the skull and face, including cleft lip and palate.
Dr. Shetty is proud to be associated with the following organizations:


Dr. JoshiDr. Amar Joshi is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic and orbital surgery. Dr. Joshi grew up in Los Angeles before heading east to complete his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins and medical training at the University of Pittsburgh. After completing a fellowship in oculoplastic and orbital surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Dr. Joshi came to Albuquerque to work at UNM and the Veterans Hospital. He enjoys working with the diverse and challenging array of patients at both institutions as well participating in the education of Ophthalmology trainees.


Tara E. Brennan, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon offering aesthetic and functional procedures for the face and neck. Non-surgical therapies also available.

Dr. Brennan is very excited to join the group of board-certified surgeons at the UNM Vein & Cosmetic Center, and the Surgery faculty at the UNM.  She graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine, earning the William J. Grove “Top Medical Student” award, and went on to complete a five-year residency there in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.  During this time she trained under world-class facial plastic surgeons as recognized by their peers for rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction.  She then Dr. Brennan Preference - 2015-VNCTR_BRENNAN-3completed a one-year fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in New York City at the Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospitals, where she focused on further specialization in cosmetic and functional facial reconstruction, facial reanimation, and the treatment of vascular anomalies.

Dr. Brennan has had several academic publications related to rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation, and has received awards for mentoring, research, and academic achievement throughout her training. She also received a humanitarian award for a pediatric cleft lip and palate surgical mission trip to Peru in 2015 with Healing the Children Northeast.
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