Dr. Harrel attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his internship and residency at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Harrel is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He was Top Doctor in Phoenix (General Surgery) in 2017.
Dr. Harrel became interested in medicine when he was 16 years old and had the opportunity to job shadow an ENT Surgeon for a year. He loved the immediate effect surgery had on a patient’s health.
He believes that the key to medicine is treating the patient and not just the disease. He feels it is very important for the healthcare team to treat the individual and to work together in a concerted effort to meet the patient’s goals and set reasonable expectations. Working together is his goal to improve every patient’s quality of life.
When Dr. Harrel is not working, he enjoys golf, working out, cooking, movies, and spending time with family.