Kathleen Madden, M.D.

Email: KMadden@salud.unm.edu


  • Pathology Interests: Transfusion Medicine, HLA
  • Research Interests: Patient Blood Management, BKV and Renal Transplant
  • Interests Outside of Pathology: My dog Cooper and I spend a lot of time running and hiking together. I also play bagpipes and compete both solo and with the Louisville Pipe Band. I also love reading spy and detective books.

Why I enjoy the pathology program at UNM

I initially trained in a different field at UNM, began pathology at a different residency program, and transferred back to UNM at the beginning of my third year of residency. I returned predominantly because of the supportive learning environment created by the faculty, the educational opportunities especially in the clinical pathology rotations, and how supportive the residents are of each other. Albuquerque is an amazing city to live in and I know I definitely made the correct choice moving back!

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Education Information

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

General Surgery
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Medical School:
M.D. University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate Education:
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana

Research Projects (current):

  • Institution of a Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedule at UNM
  • Plasma and Urine BK Virus Level Cutoffs for Viremia Monitoring After Renal Transplant
  • Efficacy of automated inspection on reducing pre-analytical interference on coagulation specimens compared with visual inspection


  • Shepard JA, Stamper E, Matheson PJ, Galganski L, Garrison RN, Madden K, Downard CD. Alterations in PDGF expression in the pathophysiology of NEC. J Surg Res. 198 (2); 2015, 377-83. PMID: 25899145.