Department of Pediatrics

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.

Department Overview

The Department of Pediatrics in Las Vegas features a multi-specialty faculty practice comprised of full-time academic faculty in the areas of adolescent medicine, allergy/immunology, behavioral developmental, endocrinology, general pediatrics, genetics, gastroenterology, hematology, hospitalists, infectious disease and pulmonology.


The School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics promotes children's health by educating medical students and training pediatric residents in the fundamentals of pediatrics, to provide health care for children in our regions, to advocate for children's issues and to conduct research that advances medical science, enhance pediatric education and benefit children's health and well-being.


UNLV Pediatrics Faculty

General Pediatrics

Sub Pediatrics

Adolescent Medicine
Allergy & Immunology
Behavior & Development
Infectious Disease
  • David Parks, MD


Greater UNLV Faculty

Adolescent & Child Psychiatry

Pediatric Dentistry


  • Tsungju O-Lee, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology & Maternal Fetal Medicine

Pediatric Surgery

Adjunct (Community) Faculty


  • Ruben Acherman, MD
  • Ricardo Samson, MD
  • Abraham Rothman, MD
  • Robert Rollins, MD
  • Gary Mayman, MD
  • Carlos Luna, MD
  • Joseph Ludwick, MD
  • Tina Kwan, MD
  • Katrina Kip, MD
  • Alvaro Galindo, MD
  • William Evans, MD
  • William Castillo, MD
  • John Alexander, DO
  • Elizabeth Adams, MD

Emergency Medicine

  • Children's Hospital of Nevada
    • John Reeves, MD
    • Christopher Murray, MD
    • Jay Fisher, MD
    • David Nelson, MD
    • Kreg Burnette, MD


  • Rola Saad, MD


  • Howard Baron, MD
  • Elizabeth Mileti, DO
  • Christopher Rhee, MD


  • Children's Hospital of Nevada
    • Dahna Reyes, MD
    • Kanayo Ezeanolue, MD
    • Alaa-Eldin Eldemerdash, MD
    • Francis Banfro, MD
    • Farooq Abdulla, MD


  • Children's Nephrology Clinic
  • Hay Cheam, MD
  • Michael Aigbe, MD


  • Sri Halthore, MD
  • Alfreda Maller, MD
  • Donald Johns, MD


  • Keith Blum, MD
  • Stuart Kaplan, MD

Hematology & Oncology

  • Alan Ikeda, MD
  • Kanyalakshmi Ayyanar, MD
  • Waseem Alhushki, MD
  • Nik Abdul-Rashid, MD


  • Jonathan Camp, MD
  • Michael Thomas, MD
  • Jason Nielson, MD
  • David Stewart, MD


  • Marietta Nelson, MDBruce Snyder, MD

Pediatric Hospitalists

  • Erin Caliri, DO
  • Ellen Fitzpatrick, DO
  • Michelle Pastorello, MD
  • Ruchi Garg, DO

Pediatric Critical Care

  • Children's Hospital of Nevada
    • Judith Ben Ari Lazcano, MD
    • Richard Sterett, MD
    • Consolacion Saqeton, MD
    • Mark Dugan, MD
    • Meena Vohra, MD

Pediatric Surgery

  • Nicholas Fiore, MD
  • Kelly Kogut, MD

Private Pediatrics

  • Chaim Arias, MD


  • Craig Nakamura, MD


  • Mary Magruder, MD
  • Sukjhinder Singh, MD
  • Rajashree Vyas, MD
  • Lisa Wong, MD


  • Robert Lowe, MD


  • George Ganesan, MD
  • Waldo Feng, MD, PhD
  • Chadwick Plaire, MD
  • Jessica Casey, MD, MS