Ryan Kunkel, MD

Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Kunkel is a detail-oriented devotee to high standards in cosmetic surgery. He strives for results that are subtle, natural, and transformative.

Dr. Kunkel also performs cancer and trauma reconstruction surgery. His specialty is treating children and adults with cleft lips and palates as well as craniosynostosis. He is an expert in complex reconstructions of the face, in both adults and children, resulting from congenital, post-traumatic, or cancer deformities.

Dr. Kunkel’s passion is performing plastic surgery in third world countries and locations where access to health care is difficult to find. He has been on medical mission trips around the world including Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Peru.

In 2020, Dr. Kunkel started his own non-profit, Kunkel Global Surgeries, to continue to serve those in need worldwide.

Professional Credentials

Indiana University: Kelley School of Business
Indiana University: M.D.
University of New Mexico: Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency
University of Utah: Craniofacial Fellowship

Volunteer Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons


American Society of Plastic Surgery
Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgery
University of New Mexico: Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor