The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Information Technology (IT) Department is a shared-services unit and strategic partner in the adoption and implementation of innovative and secure technologies to support our academic, administrative, clinical, and research missions.

The IT Department provides technical assistance and expertise, reviews and guides technology implementations, and supports the wide range of computing and telecommunications services used by the organization.


The IT Department has created a variety of self-help materials for end-users. If you are unable to find the solution you are looking for or require other assistance, you are encouraged to contact the Help Desk. Services provided include:

  • Telecommunications (phone and fax)
  • Technology reviews
  • Equipment or application purchases
  • Equipment or application support
  • Help with use
  • Training


For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:

Phone: 702-895-0451
Email: help@medicine.unlv.edu

Submit an IT Help Request

Meet Our Team

Isaac Akins

Technology Coordinator
Phone: 702-895-0451

Cyndi Backstrom

Assistant Director for IT Support
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-462-9610

Monique Edwards

Administrative Assistant IV
Phone: 702-823-3795

Jeff Fisher

IT Support Specialist
Phone: 702-895-0451

Paul Hairston

IT Technician IV
Phone: 702-895-0451

Elden Hamada

Director of IT Security
Phone: 702-823-3732

Cam Johnson

Director of IT Operations
Phone: 702-823-3741

Samuel Kardasz, MSIT

Training Coordinator
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-462-9275

Christopher Kauppi

IT Technician IV
Phone: 702-895-0451