Dr. Funkhouser attended Medical School and Graduate School at the University of New Mexico. He graduated with a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biomedical Sciences, concentrated in gene regulation and immunogenetics, in 1998. He graduated with his MD the following year. His research interests are in gene regulation and cytokine response in allergic and autoimmune disease. He trained in and later taught Internal Medicine at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in El Paso, TX. Dr. Funkhouser completed a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the National Institutes of Health, in Washington DC. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). He is board endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member and Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He completed military service as Lt Colonel and chief of Allergy, Immunology, and Adult Immunization at WBAMC.
Dr. Funkhouser maintains clinical research and teaching affiliations, and is community and adjunct medicine faculty at UNM School of Medicine, and Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Paul L Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Funkhouser is Licensed to practice medicine Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. He sees pediatric and adult patients with a fantastic team of providers in both Las Cruces NM and with Access Allergy in El Paso Texas.
When not treating patients, Dr. Funkhouser enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and supporting their school and performance activities. He is intensely proud of his children and credits his parents for nurturing his love of and priority for family.
Dr. Funkhouser enjoys reading. He is an audiophile and a great lover of stories in books and film. He and his wife are fans of language and culture, and he counts among his great fortunes being able to marry the love of his life after spending time studying together in many places around the world. Dr. Funkhouser speaks Spanish and French.