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Current Residents


Ryan Kunkel, MD

  • Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
  • Undergarduate: Indiana University
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Academic Interests: Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Craniofacial, International Surgery and Healthcare
  • Hobbies: Skiing, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, All things Outdoors, Live Music, New Mexico Beer


Barkat Ali, MD

  • Name: Barkat Ali
  • Hometown: Quetta, Pakistan
  • Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College
  • Internship: University of New Mexico
  • General Surgery Residency: University of New Mexico
  • Academic Interests: Hand and Microsurgery
  • Hobbies: Calligraphy, Sketching, Swimming, Hiking
Garrett Wegerif, MD
  • Home town: Merritt Island, Florida
  • Undergraduate: The University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency: Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Academic Interest: Private practice cosmetic surgery. International reconstructive surgery missions.
  • Hobbies: Weight lifting, boating, fishing and training my Vizsla puppy.  New hobbies since moving to New Mexico; Hiking, skiing and sampling local craft beers with my co-residents.


Avra Laarakker, MD

  • Hometown: Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Undergraduate: B.S Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Graduate:  M.S. Mathematics & B.Ed, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Medical School: Technion Institute of Technology - School of Medicine, Haifa, Israel.
  • Academic Interests: Hand Surgery, Surgical Competency and Resident Training, Experiential Design in Healthcare.
  • Hobbies: Rollercoasters, Road Biking, Hiking, Eating, Cooking, Art, Hot Springs.​


Shawhin “Shawn” R. Kadivar Shahriari, MD

  • Hometown: Rolling Hills Estates, California
  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Microbiology at University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Graduate:  M.A. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.S. in Global Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Academic Interests: Hand Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, International Medicine & Healthcare Policy
  • Hobbies: Weight Training, Skiing, Hiking, Occasionally Binging Netflix


Joshua Harrison, MD

  • Hometown: Forest Hill, Maryland
  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Chemistry and Biology at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
  • Graduate:  M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Academic Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Hand and Micro Surgery
  • Hobbies: Traveling, Football, Baseball, Snowboarding, Brewing Beer, The Great Outdoors