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Espey, Eve Professor and Chair


Eve Espey, MD MPH is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn and Family Planning fellowship Director at the University of New Mexico. She is immediate past President of the Society of Family Planning and is the Medical Advisory Committee Chair for Power to Decide   Additionally, she is Chair of the American College of OB-GYN Work Group on Long Acting Reversible Contraception and has participated in international family planning consulting.  Dr. Espey won the Margaret Sanger Award, 50th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of Rocky Mountains 2014 and the Rashbaum Award for Excellence in Family Planning from Physicians for Reproductive Health 2013.  She gave the Irvin Cushner memorial lecture in 2014 and 2017 and addressed the United Nations in 2015 on the topic of intimate partner violence in Native American Women.  She won the national faculty mentor award for Medical Students for Choice in 2008, was recognized for her lifetime’s work by the Fellowship in Family Planning in 2017 and has won a medical student teaching award every year of her 22 years as faculty in the Department of OB-GYN.  She has twice won best clinical faculty at UNM, chosen by 4th year medical students.

As President of the New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative and Chair of the Department of OB-GYN, Dr. Espey is dedicated to improving access to women’s healthcare in New Mexico.  She has led projects in reducing maternal mortality from obstetric hemorrhage and implementing immediate postpartum LARC in hospitals throughout the state.  She works with medical students, residents, fellows, midwives, nurse practitioners and pharmacists as a colleague and as an educator.  She has numerous publications in contraception, abortion and medical education and has presented locally, regionally and nationally on these topics.

Dr. Espey primarily practices out of University Center for Women's Health, UNM Hospital.