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Annette C. Fontaine, MD

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New Mexico Cancer Center’s Dr. Annette Fontaine was voted Top Doc in Hematology by her peers in the March 2013 issue of Albuquerque the Magazine.  If you’re facing cancer, trust the doctor other doctors voted best in the city. Check out the story here.

Dr. Annette C. Fontaine was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Dominica. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies. She worked as a high school teacher for several years before attending medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in 1999.  Dr. Fontaine completed residency in Internal Medicine as well as fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, WV.  She joined New Mexico Cancer Center in January. 2006 and continues to work there as a Hematologist/Oncologist. She has a special interest in cancer genetics and obtained certification in the field from City of Hope in 2010.  Dr. Fontaine’s interest in business led her into private practice where she could practice medicine but also learn the business of medicine. She earned a physician executive MBA from the University of Tennessee in 2012. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. She was voted by her peers as the Top Hematologist of 2012 and was featured in the Albuquerque Magazine Top Doc issue in 2013. She devotes her spare time to educating her peers and patients on hereditary cancer risk in addition to playing the piano and hiking.

Dominica, West Indies

Undergraduate Education
BS, Biochemistry, University of the West Indies, Trinidad

Medical Education
MD, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

Postdoctoral Education & Training
Residency in Internal Medicine, West Virginia University Hospital, West Virginia

Fellow, Hematology/Oncology with training in bone marrow transplantation, West Virginia University Hospital, West Virginia

Medical Licensure
New Mexico, 2005

Board Certification in Internal Medicine, 2003
Board Certification in Medical Oncology, 2006
Board Certification in Hematology, 2009
Certification in Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment from City of Hope, 2010

Private practice, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Ltd., Albuquerque, New Mexico

West Virginia Hospital, West Virginia – developed a research protocol for the use of Campath in the treatment of relapsed or refractory Multiple Myeloma

American College of Physicians
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Greater Albuquerque Medical Association