A Welcome from the Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Internal Medicine at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. We are committed to excellence in all three missions of academic medicine - patient care, education, and research. Our department continues to experience significant growth - and we remain firmly committed to maintaining this steep upward trajectory over the coming years.
One of our key goals is to provide state-of-the-art health care to the residents of Southern Nevada. The University Medical Center is a major tertiary care center in the Las Vegas region catering to more than 2.5 million people in the greater metropolitan area and the adjoining counties. UNLV physicians deliver the highest standards of patient care in General Internal Medicine and various subspecialties, including Gastroenterology, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Rheumatology and other disciplines.
Providing an excellent learning experience to our trainees is one of our top priorities. Our teaching efforts are continuously evaluated and improved. In addition to Dr. Aditi Singh, the Program Director for our Internal Medicine Residency program, we have several enthusiastic and dedicated Associate Program Directors to formulate and enhance resident training in specific areas in the ever-changing frontiers of Internal Medicine education. Subspecialty fellowships are offered in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Geriatrics. A thoughtfully structured educational conference series serves as the primary vehicle for didactic teaching for residents. Lectures by invited speakers as well as Grand Rounds enhance the understanding of complex disease processes and treatment approaches.
Our research efforts are driven by the need for innovative therapies for patients and the passion for discovery. We strive incessantly to promote participation in research by our residents, fellows, and faculty that may result in presentations and publications. The clinical trials provide the opportunity for patients to utilize experimental therapies and devices that are otherwise unavailable in the Las Vegas region, or in the state of Nevada. In addition, a cardiovascular basic research program serves to bring clinicians and basic scientists together, promoting translation. The major areas of current basic research include cardiac repair with adult stem cells, myocardial remodeling, and protection against heart attacks.
This is only the beginning. We are constantly developing new plans for the expansion of patient care services, training future leaders in medicine, and building innovative research programs. In the coming years, we aspire to elevate our department to unprecedented heights in patients care, education, and research through our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, quality, and professionalism.
Thank you for visiting, and we hope you will join us in our efforts to grow academic medicine in Southern Nevada!