Bibodh Karki, MD
PGY-3 Resident, Family Medicine

Dr. Bibodh Karki was born and raised in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. He attended Universal College of Medical Sciences for medical school which is 20 miles away from the birthplace of Lord Buddha. His interest in family medicine intensified during the third year of his clinical rotations. Dr. Karki enjoyed taking care of people of all age groups and backgrounds. The most rewarding part was the relationships he formed with the patients and their families. Dr. Karki was employed at a government hospital for two years as a General Physician after her graduated from medical school.

Recently, Dr. Karki was working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the division of Infectious Diseases. In the past he has worked on the PCV-13 pneumonia vaccine. Currently, he is working on more than ten research studies including Janssen vaccine for COVID-19 and pursing his Master’s in Public Health at the University of Louisville.

In his free time Dr. Karki likes to travel, spend time with family and play soccer. During the time of COVID, he developed a new hobby; biking. He likes to bike along the trails that go around the falls of Ohio connecting Kentucky and Indiana.

“Medicine is an ever-learning process, and I have always been motivated to learn more. I am eager to have a career in which I can solve problems. I welcome any challenge that arises and will meet it with a consistent effort until a resolution is reached. I am very excited to work with people and community in Alamogordo.”

Lincoln Hiatt, MD
PGY-3 Resident, Family Medicine

Dr. Lincoln Hiatt is a PGY-2 Family Medicine Resident at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).

Dr. Hiatt is from Snowflake, Arizona.  He studied archaeology at Arizona State University before being accepted to medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Hiatt volunteered at a non-profit clinic in Missouri as an Assistant Physician; providing uninsured community members with healthcare.

In his spare time Dr. Hiatt loves being active with his wife and their seven, “Yes 7!” children.  They love playing outside, exploring, camping, mountain biking, etc.  He also loves carving wooden kitchen utensils.

Dr. Hiatt is especially grateful to Alamogordo and for opportunity to continue his training and serve the people who live here.

Minh Quach, MD
PGY-3 Resident, Family Medicine

Dr. Minh Quach was born and raised in Statesville, NC. He studied Biology with a Chemistry minor at Appalachian State University before being accepted into American University of Antigua College of Medicine. Dr. Quach is the first generation in his family to become a physician as his parents immigrated from Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam war.

Recently, Dr. Quach volunteered at a Family medicine clinic in Texas and was seeing patients of all age groups. In his spare time, Dr. Quach would join a volunteering group to help feed the homeless in downtown Fort Worth and Dallas, in addition to providing them with hygiene products.

Dr. Quach hobbies include cooking, traveling, football, and trying new coffee places.

Dr. Quach is excited and grateful to be here in New Mexico and look forward to work with a diverse group and serve this community.

Cynthia Okpala, MD
PGY-2 Resident

Dr. Cynthia Okpala was born and raised in Anambra State, Nigeria. She obtained a Bachelors degree in Physiology from Igbinedion University, Nigeria and her medical diploma from All Saints University School of Medicine, St Vincent and the Grenadines. 

Before medical school, Dr. Okpala volunteered at a rural community hospital where she experienced the difficulties faced by the medically underserved communities. This experience set her interest in providing full spectrum care for patients while constantly paying attention to their social needs.

In her leisure time, Dr. Okpala loves to enjoy nature by hiking, walking or running. She also loves traveling, experiencing new cultures and meeting people.

Dr. Okpala is excited to train and serve the people of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Divya Koduri, MD
PGY-2 Resident

Dr. Divya Koduri was raised in a small town in Massachusetts for most of her life.  She attended medical school in a rural part of India at NRI Medical College.  She is the first person in her family to become a physician.

Dr. Koduri became interested in Family Medicine during her last year of medical school when she found that she wanted to continue taking care of people of all ages and with a variety of needs.  Dr. Koduri is looking forward to continue learning about how to practice medicine with all of its particular challenges in a rural setting.

In a spare time, Dr. Koduri enjoys, reading, baking, gardening, and camping.  Dr. Koduri is excited to begin her new journey in Alamogordo after moving from a different environment from Massachusetts.  She is looking forward to being able to spend many hours hiking outdoors, particularly White Sands, and becoming a part of her community in Alamogordo.

Zaira Lucero Villa, MD
PGY-2 Resident

Dr. Lucero was born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico. She attended medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua. Following medical school, Dr. Lucero worked in Chihuahua for 3 years before moving to New Mexico. She had great experiences working in a rural community and later on in an emergency department in her hometown.

In her free time, she loves going out to explore this Land of Enchantment while hiking, cycling or camping with her family. She can’t wait to become a primary care physician and serve the community that she now calls home.

“Even though I didn’t plan on moving to New Mexico, this state has grown in me due to its unique blend of cultures and its beautiful landscapes.”