Southwest Neurosurgical Associates

Phone: 505.244.0080
Fax: 505.244.9048
8080 Academy Rd NE, Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87111-1159

Meet Jacque Pasternacki, PA-C

Jacque Pasternacki, PA-C

Jacque Pasternacki, PA-C attained certification as a Physician Assistant in 1978 from Wichita State University, and Masters in Neurosurgery from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center.  Mr. Pasternacki practiced Neurosurgery for 23 years in Albuquerque with New Mexico Neurosurgery, working with several neurosurgeons over the years including Dr. Phillip Martinez, Dr. Gerald Gold, Dr. Hal Hankinson, Dr. Mark Erasmus, and Dr. Andrew Metzger.  He then joined Albuquerque Spine Consultants in 2003 and worked with Dr. Claude Gelinas focusing on the surgical treatment of complex spinal disorders.  Mr. Pasternacki rejoined Dr. Metzger in 2013.  He assists Dr. Metzger with brain and spine surgeries and assists in the care of new and established patients in the clinic.  His unique work history provides Southwest Neurosurgical Associates and its patients with unmatched experience and expertise in the field.

Raised in New Mexico, Jacque has lived in Albuquerque since 1981 with his family.  Jacque spent many years flying hang gliders over the Sandia Mountains, and sailplanes in the Estancia Valley.  He now enjoys fishing, boating, bow hunting, playing guitar, and is a certified beer judge.  He is an avid home brewer with an enthusiasm for brewing Belgian-style beer.


Distinctions & Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants
  • North American Spine Society