Class of 2023

PISR Class of 2023


Brief Bio

Harriet Barratt
Harriet Barratt, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Texas Tech School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Trauma/critical care
Research Interests: Trauma/critical care, QI, diversity and inclusion
Personal Interests: Painting, sports, food and drink
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: The supportive environment and unmatched operative experience


Maryam Khan
Maryam Khan, MD

Hometown: Killeen, TX
Medical School: University of Texas-Southwestern
Clinical Interests: "General" general surgery, rural Surgery, breast
Research Interests: Physician wellness, global health, quality improvement
Personal Interests: Videography, spontaneity, gardening, gastronomy, camping
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: Because of the relationships we get to develop with our attendings starting from day one of residency


Kashif Malik
Kashif Malik, MD

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Clinical Interests: CT surgery, critical care
Research Interests: Surgical education and cardiothoracic
Personal Interests: ASU Sun Devils
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: After doing 4 Sub-Is at this program as a medical student, I had no doubt this program was right for me. I wanted to learn how to operate and this program prioritizes that.


Falak Patel
Falak Patel, MD

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Medical School: University of Nevada – Reno
Clinical Interests: Trauma/critical care
Research Interests: Surgical education and trauma/critical care
Personal Interests: Hiking, traveling, basketball, cooking
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: The clinical experience and autonomy are second to none. Level of camaraderie between residents and even attendings was something I did not get a sense of at other programs.


Lora Shirey
Lora Shirey, MD

Hometown: Douglassville, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Foregut surgery, MIS, hernia repair
Research Interests: Abdominal wall reconstruction
Personal Interests: Medical sociology and history, languages, hiking, running, food science
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: I had a great experience as a sub-I and was impressed by the surgical skills of my chief and enjoyed the interactions between attendings and other residents. As someone considering general surgery without a fellowship after graduation, I wanted a program that would support and prepare me to operate after residency. Also, the exposure to academic and private practice groups is very helpful for considering possible career paths.

Alicia Taase, MD
Alicia Taase, MD

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery, global health, simulation
Research Interests: Valvular disease, innovation in cardiovascular treatment and devices, heart failure, surgical education
Personal Interests: Traveling, singing, dancing, swimming, fishing
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: Clinical experience and exposure to multiple clinical settings, attending mentorship, resident camaraderie, culture of the program

Caitlin Thornley, MD
Caitlin Thornley, MD

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Medical School: Georgetown University
Clinical Interests: Transplant, hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, surgical education
Research Interests: Liver/kidney transplant clinical outcomes, surgical innovation
Personal Interests: Gardening, hiking, history and art, travel
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: Excellent clinical experience and training environment, strong sense of community amongst residents and staff