Las Cruces Regional Academic Center


Regional Assistant Dean: William Baker, DO
BS, University of New Mexico
MS, New Mexico State University
DO, Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine



Regional Academic Center Coordinator: Summer Feind
Phone: (575) 674-1731
BS, Blackhills State University
BE, El Paso Community College

Life In Las Cruces:

  • 350 Days of Sunshine Per Year
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Wine Festivals
  • Historic Mesilla
  • White Sands National Monument
  • Spaceport America
  • Hiking Trails – Organ Mountains
  • Chihuahua Desert

Other Activities.


Meet a Preceptor and Student from the Las Cruces Regional Academic Center

Dr. Maidana-Paz was born in Argentina. She attended the Universidad del Salvador, a Catholic medical school in Buenos Aires, and then completed a four year internal medicine residency and served one year as chief resident at Hospital Aleman in Buenos Aires. After moving to Miami Beach, Florida in 2003, she completed another internal medicine residency, as well as another year serving as chief resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She moved to Las Cruces in 2007. She is married to Dr. Axel Zagler and they have two daughters, ages nine and six, and two cats.

Megan Sofka is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico where she studied biology with a German minor and graduated with double honors. She is a certified basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She spent four years shadowing at a Level I Trauma Center where she became interested in osteopathic medicine while working with a pediatric emergency medicine physician.

Testing Site:

MountainView Medical Plaza
4351 East Lohman Avenue
Suite 300
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

Clinical Sites:

  • Alamogordo
  • Anthony
  • Deming
  • Hatch
  • Holloman
  • Las Cruces
  • Santa Teresa
  • Silver City