Dr. Alverson is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, OB/Gyn, Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, and Regents’ Professor on faculty at the University of New Mexico (UNM), School of Medicine. He is a graduate of University of Michigan Medical School, completed pediatric residency at University of Colorado, and neonatology Fellowship at UNM and has been on faculty at UNM since 1982 and served as Neonatology Division Chief from 1988-1997.
Since 1995, he has been the Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research at UNM. In that role, he has been involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico. The UNM Center for Telehealth was given the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) President’s Institutional Award for its efforts in advancing telehealth locally, nationally, and internationally. He is also Chief Medical Informatics Officer of LCF Research assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information exchange, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine. He has been involved in several ongoing international collaborative telehealth initiatives including Ecuador, India, Nepal, Ukraine, and Korea.
He is the Chairman of the Board of the New Mexico Telehealth Alliance, a 501c3 broadly representative of stakeholders and advocates for telehealth in New Mexico. He is also the founder, prior Chairman, and an active member of the Four Corners Telehealth Consortium; Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, working collaboratively to address interstate cross jurisdictional issues related to Telehealth. Nationally, he is Past President of ATA and a member of their College of Fellows, and also has been on the Boards of the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law, and Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation. He has presented widely on Telemedicine and e-Health, as well as published many related articles and chapters in books.