Welcome to the Research Department at Albuquerque Center for Rheumatology.

Albuquerque Center for Rheumatology has been providing superior research related care to our patients since 1999. Our private practice has three full time Rheumatologists with over 20 years of experience in conducting clinical trials. Our staff have extensive experience with Biologic and Biosimilar drug clinical trials. 

The staff consists of employees who are passionate about what they do and well experienced in research. Research staff maintain credentials that promote good clinical practice and continue to stay informed on current study related material. We strive to contribute quality care to our community and assist pharmaceutical companies in developing improved treatment options. Our goal is to make a positive impact on each individual we treat and possibly improve their symptoms and overall diagnosis. 

Unlocking Tomorrow's Solutions Today

At the Albuquerque Center for Rheumatology, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of rheumatology research and advancing the understanding and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Our Research Department is at the forefront of innovative investigations, driven by a passionate team of scientists, physicians, and healthcare professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by these conditions.

Our Commitment to You

Cutting-Edge Research

Our department focuses on ground-breaking research initiatives aimed at identifying new treatments, improving existing therapies, and ultimately finding a cure for rheumatic diseases. By staying on the forefront of medical advancements, we provide our patients with access to the latest breakthroughs and potential life-changing opportunities.

Collaborative Expertise

We believe that patient involvement is crucial in shaping our research endeavors. Our dedicated researchers actively engage with patients, listening to their experiences, needs, and concerns. By incorporating patient perspectives into our studies, we ensure that our research is patient-centric, leading to more tailored and effective treatment approaches.

Patient-Centric Approach

Collaboration is at the heart of our research department. We bring together leading experts from various disciplines, including rheumatology, immunology, genetics, and more, fostering an environment that encourages teamwork, knowledge sharing, and creative problem-solving. This collaborative approach ensures that our research is comprehensive, multidimensional, and ultimately delivers the best outcomes for our patients.

Clinical Trials

As a premier research institution, we conduct a wide range of clinical trials, giving patients the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking studies and gain access to cutting-edge treatments before they become widely available. Our rigorous and ethical approach to clinical trials ensures patient safety while contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge.

Community Impact

Our research department not only strives to make a global impact but also takes pride in serving the local Albuquerque community. We actively engage in educational initiatives, organizing seminars, workshops, and public awareness campaigns to promote a better understanding of rheumatic diseases. Through community partnerships, we aim to enhance the quality of life for those affected by these conditions.

Join Us in the Pursuit of Knowledge and Healing

Whether you are a patient seeking new treatment options, a healthcare professional looking to collaborate, or a passionate researcher eager to contribute to the field of rheumatology, we invite you to join us in our mission to unlock tomorrow's solutions today. Together, we can transform the lives of individuals living with rheumatic diseases and shape the future of healthcare.

Contact us today to learn more about our research department and how you can be part of our groundbreaking work.



Leroy Pacheco, M.D.



Jacqueline Dean, M.D.



 Valarie Jackson, MA, ACRP-CP



(505) 242-6190

1617 University Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Mon. - Fri. 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM