Dr. Pacheco earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She received her medical degree from the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed an internship in Family Practice at the University of Louisville and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Amelia Brown Frazier Rehabilitation Center in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine. She is board certified by the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.

Dr. Pacheco’s clinical experiences include serving as the Medical Director and Quality Council Chairwomen for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has also directed Spinal Cord Clinics at various Navajo Nation Clinics throughout New Mexico and Arizona. She served as Medical Director for the Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was a board member of Brain Injury Association of New Mexico. She has been in private practice in New Mexico over 20 years.

Dr. Pacheco has been involved in many organizations. She was a past president of the New Mexico Hispanic Medical Association and a member of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association, the New Mexico Medical Association. She has also served as the New Mexico state representative to the Council of State PM&R Society and was the Chairwomen to the Hispanic Latino Health Advisory Council to the University Of New Mexico Health Science Center School Of Medicine.
Dr. Pacheco presently resides in Albuquerque with her husband of 30+ years and her two children. Her hobbies include cooking, jogging and making jewelry.