Meet Our Specialists

Leroy Pacheco M.D.


Dr. Pacheco practices general rheumatology and enjoys treating patients’ conditions in all aspects of the disease spectrum. Rheumatologic illnesses present complex and challenging problems for both the patient and the physician. Dr. Pacheco finds diagnosing, treating, and managing these illnesses highly rewarding because of the impact it has on patients’ lives.

He became interested in immunology through his college coursework when the field was still in its infancy. While in medical school, Dr. Pacheco took a rotation through the rheumatology clinic and was immediately impressed by its practical application.


After hours, Dr. Pacheco enjoys spending time with and cooking for his family. He also enjoys many outdoor activities such as gardening, walking, hiking, fishing, and hunting.

Jacqueline Dean M.D.


Dr. Dean chose to specialize in rheumatology due to having an interest  in arthritis, autoimmune and musculoskeletal diseases, and a desire to improve the quality of life of patients with these disorders.  She finds it gratifying to be able to see a broad age range of patients, from young adults to the elderly, both men and women, and both rare and common clinical conditions.


While she enjoys treating autoimmune disorders in particular, she enjoys general rheumatology as well.  She realizes that each patient is unique, and tailors each treatment plan to the individual.


She has been in the private practice of rheumatology since 1995 and has been practicing in Albuquerque since 2001.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and being a “baseball mom” to her two sons.

Scott Stoerner M.D.


Dr. Stoerner chose the subspecialty of rheumatology because of the unique challenges the specialty provides.  In order to treat patients with success, a rheumatologist must understand a complex medical problem that presents in a variable manner.  The changes in treatment also lured him to the specialty with patients often having significant improvement with the advent of Biologics.


During fellowship Dr. Stoerner completed training for the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR).  He continues to use musculoskeletal ultrasound in both diagnostic and interventional arenas.  Studies have shown this improves both the accuracy of diagnostic evaluations and the accuracy of joint injections.


Dr. Stoerner joined the Albuquerque Center of Rheumatology in 2010.  He is happy to be home in his native state of New Mexico.  Outside of work he enjoys skiing, golf, road biking with his wife, and spending time with his 2 sons.

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