Residency Class of 2019

Trisha Fleet MD

I was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up there and in Palm Desert, California, Silver City & Albuquerque. During my undergrad studies at UNM, I was fortunate to volunteer at UNMH as well as work in a research lab. After graduating from college at UNM, I moved to Seattle where I did prostate cancer research at the University of Washington. While I enjoyed doing translational research, I realized I missed patient care as well as New Mexico. I was happy to be accepted at UNM School of Medicine and complete my medical doctorate in NM while also continuing to conduct prostate cancer research. While in medical school, I was able to do rural rotations in Abiquiu, Penasco and Embudo. It was during these rotations that I found my heart was in Family Medicine. I am very interested in practicing in rural New Mexico and in addiction and international medicine. I am so happy to be staying in New Mexico for residency and to continue enjoying all New Mexico has to offer including unmatched skiing, hiking, trail running, camping and cycling!

Nora Gibbons MD

I was born in Cali, Colombia and lived there for three years but I’ve been in Arkansas for the rest of my life. I graduated from Hendrix College with a degree in Biology and attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I chose Family Medicine because I want to work with underserved populations, I enjoy the variety of patients and chief complaints, and I’m excited by the opportunity to develop close relationships with patients. My interests include women’s health, rural medicine, and global health. Fortunately, I was able to spend a month during medical school in Bangladesh working at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh and I hope to continue working in resource-limited areas in the future. Outside of medicine I enjoy hiking, running, yoga, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and my two cats Toast and Marmalade. I also love exploring new places, eating delicious foods, and I am excited to begin a new journey in New Mexico!

Faynessa Hernandez MD

I grew up in the small town of Roswell, New Mexico where I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a doctor. In order to pursue my goals I entered into the BA/MD program and went to school at The University of New Mexico (UNM) where I studied biology. I continued on to attend the UNM School of Medicine. My goals as a family medicine doctor are to help alleviate some of the healthcare disparities that people in this state face and to make medicine accessible to everyone. In my free time, I love to spend time outdoors with my husband, our son, and dogs. I enjoy hiking, fishing, reading, gardening, and taking an afternoon nap when the time allows.

Tanya Reyes MD

Hello there, my name is Tanya Reyes and I couldn’t be more honored to be an incoming Family Medicine intern at UNM ultimately looking toward the amazing program in Santa Fe. I was born in Alamogordo and have family in Las Cruces as well as Chihuahua, Mexico where my mother and I frequently visit. I grew up and consider my hometown to be good ol’ Espanola, home of the Sundevils! I am proud to be able to work so near to a place so dear to my heart, a place whose cultural richness is matched only by its friendly and charming people. One of my biggest passions in medicine, alongside international as well as rural outreach, has become management of substance abuse/addiction. Sadly this is an issue that needs no explanation to those who are from here. Outside of medicine, I self identify as a nerd plain and simple. I love comic books, cartoons and artwork but before you think me a couch potato, I also love to be outside especially with my dogs. I love NM weather and scenery.