Professor of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico (retired)
Dr. Javier Aceves is a retired Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico. He has participated in several projects related to children at the University. Dr. Aceves has served as an executive medical director in the outpatient services at the children’s hospital of the university.
Dr. Aceves has also been chief of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at the Young Children’s Health Center and chief of the Division of Pediatric Chronic Diseases of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Aceves has served as a professor in the same University.
Dr. Aceves has collaborated with the State of New Mexico as Medical Director of the Developmental Disabilities Division of the Department of Health. Dr. Aceves has been Director of pediatrics at Carrie Tingley Hospital, and Medical Director of the Children’s Health Center, both affiliated with the University of New Mexico-Center for Health Sciences.
In 2010, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau named him “Champion in the Field of Maternal and Child Health within States and Jurisdictions” in recognition of his work towards improving systems of care for children with disabilities and their families in the state of New Mexico. In 2011 he received the” Ethics In Business Award. In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 Dr. Aceves was recognized as part of the Best Doctors in America. In 2015, Dr. Aceves received the “Con Alma” nomination from the Alma Health Foundation.
Dr. Aceves studied Medicine at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and did his residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas. He currently serves as a federal consultant and monitor for the Federal Court of the United States in relation to the care and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.