Matthew Wharton, MD

Hometown: Apache Junction, AZ

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: University of Arizona

Interests: Wife and Kids, Hiking, Running, Fishing, Hunting

First and foremost, I chose to train at The University of New Mexico because of the phenomenal and supportive people. Secondly, when I rotated here as a medical student, I was blown away by the excellent operative experience. It is hard to name just one favorite experience, but I would have to say the annual graduation dinner and golf tournament honoring the outgoing chiefs has been an absolute blast. Albuquerque is a great, affordable place to train. You’re close to the mountains but have every city amenity you could want. My wife was born and raised in Albuquerque and is happy to be back. My daughter loves living here, and we’ve been happy with the schools and extracurricular activities she has been involved in. Outside of medicine, my hobbies and interests include family, bourbon, hiking, running, and biking.