Emily Helmrich, D.O.

Email: ewolak@salud.unm.edu


  • Pathology Interests: Forensic pathology
  • Research Interests: Medical education, sudden infant death, public health topics and drug abuse trends
  • Interests Outside of Pathology: Painting, hiking and camping, running, playing with dogs, and reading- especially about theoretical physics and archaeology/anthropology

Why I enjoy the pathology program at UNM

When I interviewed at UNM, I knew this was the right place for me. Now, as a current resident, I have no doubt that was the right choice! Albuquerque a beautiful city to live in and New Mexico offers so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, discover great art, and to try lots of good food. However the thing I love most about the UNM pathology program are the people. Everyone is extremely supportive - and that type of environment is exactly what I wanted to be around. Not to mention, there are great fellowship opportunities and there is a lot of unique pathology to learn from.

photo of Emily Wolak

Education Information

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

Medical School:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
University of South Florida M.M.S. in Aging and Neuroscience
B.S. in Biomedical Science
B.A. in Anthropology
Tampa, FL


  • A Study of Cocaine Use and the Prevalence of Levamisole Among Medical Examiner Fatalities in Southwest Florida. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY, 2011. Russell Vega, MD, District 12 Florida Medical Examiner’s Office.

  • The Ancient Roman Diet: Using Stable Isotope and Elemental Analyses of Human Bones to Determine the Diets of Imperial Roman Populations. USF Undergraduate Research Symposium, Tampa, FL, 2009. Robert Tykot, PhD, University of South Florida.