Gillian Burkhardt, MD | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Gillian Burkhardt, MD, is an Associate Professor in the division of Family Planning, Department of OB GYN. She is also the Associate Chief Quality Officer and the Medical Director of Labor and Delivery for University of New Mexico Hospital. Her current area of focus is on improving the quality of maternal health care, de-medicalizing medical abortion services and increasing access to miscarriage management.

Dr. Burkhardt is a board member for the NM Perinatal Collaborative and helped to bring Maternal Health Safety Bundles, a national maternal health quality improvement initiative, to hospital systems throughout New Mexico through a collaboration with Project ECHO. Dr. Burkhardt is also the Clinical Co-Chair of the New Mexico Maternal Mortality Review Committee.

Dr. Burkhardt has nearly 20 years of experience in research and implementing maternal and reproductive health programs both in the US and in global settings. She has published on the intersection of reproductive health access and post-conflict areas. Prior to moving to New Mexico she worked for Population Services International, Gynuity Health Projects, and Doctor’s Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières. Dr. Burkhardt has lived in and managed reproductive health programs in Madagascar, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Liberia, and managed care in an Ebola Treatment Center in Sierra Leone.

Personal Statement

I began my career in womxn’s health managing a peer education and HIV/STI prevention program in Madagascar. Ever since, I have been working to increase access to equitable and high quality reproductive health services globally and locally in New Mexico. I am passionate about empowering health care teams to provide high quality, equitable care to all patients. In my clinical practice I care for pregnant patients and provide complex family planning services. When I am not working, I can be found traveling to faraway places or hiking and exploring New Mexico.


Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Boston Medical Center

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology