June 3, 2022

New Physician Joins Steward Medical Group’s Surgical Specialists Practice

TEMPE, AZ – Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital and Steward Medical Group (SMG) are proud to welcome Nicholas Harrel, M.D., F.A.C.S., to the Steward Medical Group’s Surgical Specialist practice at both its Tempe and Mesa locations. 

“Dr. Harrel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Surgical Specialist group,” said Alicia Raschillo, Senior Practice Director with Steward Medical Group. “We are excited that Dr. Harrel is joining our already Nationally recognized Bariatric program, The Bridges Center, and that he’s bringing his expertise in Foregut treatments to our team and to the residents he will be teaching in our Mountain Vista General Surgery Residency Program.”

Dr. Harrel graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and did his residency in surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Harrel trained in Bariatrics at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and help establish a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery at Abrazo. He is also a teaching professor of surgery for the Mountain Vista General Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Harrel is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in Foregut and Bariatric procedures. Dr. Harrel is affiliated with the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, which is a certified Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program center.

Dr. Harrel believes in a team approach to not just treating a disease but treating the individual. He had been recognized as a Top Doc in Phoenix and is an active Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Harrel has clinic hours in the Steward Medical Group’s Surgical Specialist offices in Tempe and Mesa locations. The Tempe office is located on Tempe St. Luke's Hospital’s campus (1492 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281) in Suite 113. And the Mesa location is located on the Mountain Vista Medical Center campus (10238 E. Hampton Ave., Mesa, AZ, 85209) in Suite 301C.  He is accepting new patients. If you ‘d like to make an appointment you can call 602-507-4458 or visit: and search for Dr. Harrel.


About Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is a 74-bed, full-service hospital that has been caring for families and residents in the community since 1944. Located in the heart of Tempe, the hospital is centrally located and offers a full range of high-quality services to serve our diverse and dynamic community. Our team is committed to providing excellent care in a friendly community hospital environment. Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is accredited by DNV Healthcare, a worldwide leader in quality management.


About Steward Health Care System:
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers. 

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.