Michael Harrell, M.D.

Email: MiHarrell@salud.unm.edu


  • Pathology Interests: Hematopathology, Transfusion medicine, Forensic pathology
  • Research Interests: Medical education, translational work with immediate clinical implications
  • Interests Outside of Pathology: I spend far too much time tinkering with computers, reading science fiction/fantasy, and playing board games. I deeply enjoy weight lifting, long walks at dusk, and snowboarding during the winter months.

Why I enjoy the pathology program at UNM

UNM is unique not only in the quality and variety of its anatomic and clinical pathology rotations, but also in its emphasis on resident education and progressive autonomy. I needed a program that emphasized both AP and CP throughout all four years, with early exposure in multiple subspecialties, such that I could make an informed decision regarding fellowship. The breadth of rotation locations, including TriCore Reference Laboratory, Office of the Medical Investigator, University Hospital, Presbyterian and the VA ensures that we not only see diverse specimens but also are introduced to different aspects of practice in widely different venues. These experiences, combined with the speed, personality, and feel of the program, seemingly fell in line with my personal preferences for residency.

photo of Michael Harrell

Education Information

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Medical School:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate Education:
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
B.S. in Biotechnology, minors in food science, chemistry
Pomona, CA


  • Wright, K. L., Harrell, M. W., Jesberger, J. A., Landeras, L., Nakamoto, D. A., Thomas, S., Nickel, D., Kroeker, R., Griswold, M. A. and Gulani, V. (2014), Clinical evaluation of CAIPIRINHA: Comparison against a GRAPPA standard. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging, 39: 189–194. doi:10.1002/jmri.24105