About

We deliver high-quality innovative education, research, and superb clinical care to meet the health care needs of the growing and diverse population of Nevada.

Sierra Mastrantonio, a charter class graduate student, in the Med School Virtual Anatomy Lab

Our Mission

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV will serve our patients, students, medical professionals, and community as a transformational force for improving health care in Nevada. This is accomplished by delivering evidence-based, innovative centers of excellence in medical education and research, coupled with cost-effective, high-quality care that improves the health of our community members throughout their lifespan, becoming an integral contributor to an Academic Health Center, and creating a culture of collaboration through inclusion and excellence.

Our Values

  • Strive for Excellence
  • Drive Innovation
  • Serve with Compassion and Humility
  • Demonstrate Inclusion
  • Act with Integrity
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Dean Marc Kahn

Our Dean

Dr. Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, is the Dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. He has served in leadership roles with the Association of American Medical Colleges, American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Residency Matching Program.  A hematologist and medical oncologist by training, Dr. Kahn was a senior associate dean at Tulane University School of Medicine before assuming his new position at UNLV in April 2020.

Our Location

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District on the Shadow Lane Campus, Building B located at 1001 Shadow Lane. This high-tech facility is designed to enhance student learning with individual learning and small group meeting spaces until first permanent building is completed.

UNLV Shadow Lane Campus building and sign
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Our History

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV was officially established on August 22, 2014 when the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents approved funding for the medical school's start-up costs. In 2016, the School was granted preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and accreditation from ACGME as an institutional sponsor of graduate medical education (GME).