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 faculty of UNLV Department of Pediatrics provide education for students and residents, participate in scholarly activities/research and care for the children of Las Vegas in a multi-specialty faculty practice. The academic full-time faculty are in the fields of adolescent medicine, developmental/behavioral pediatrics, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general pediatrics, genetics, hospitalists, infectious diseases, neurology and pulmonology.


To provide outstanding training to pediatrics residents in a diverse clinical learning environment that will ultimately improve the health of the children in Southern Nevada.

Residency Program Aims

The primary aim of the program is to support and develop well-rounded resident physicians who are prepared to meet the challenge of clinical pediatrics and pursue the career path of their choice.

To that end, the program aims to:

  1. Provide residents with guidance and resources to help them select a career path
  2. Provide residents with an extensive clinical knowledge base in the care of the infant/child/adolescent allowing for ongoing life-long professional growth in their chosen career paths
  3. Develop curiosity in its trainees to engage in inquiry and utilize evidence to answer questions
  4. Improve residents’ understanding of caring for the underserved

GME: Department of Pediatrics

Residency Program


UNLV Pediatrics Faculty

General Pediatrics

Pediatric Subspecialties

Adolescent Medicine
Behavior & Development
  • Parul Patel, MD
  • Rabea Alhosh, MD
  • Rebecca Scherr, MD, MPH
  • Colleen Morris, MD
Infectious Disease


Greater UNLV Faculty

Adolescent & Child Psychiatry

Pediatric Dentistry


Obstetrics/Gynecology & Maternal Fetal Medicine

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


  • Childrens Hospital of Nevada
    • Daniel Noriega
    • Laura Quinones
    • JB Fenix
    • Jim Andrus
    • Parvin Dorostkar
  • Sunrise Children's Hospital
    • Oscar Ingaramo
    • Silvana Arciniegas
    • Jen DeMichele


  • 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


  • Keith Blum, MD
  • Stuart Kaplan, MD

Hematology & Oncology

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


  • Jonathan Camp, MD
  • Michael Thomas, MD
  • Jason Nielson, MD
  • David Stewart, MD
  • Carolien de Roode-Wentz, MD
  • Deirdre Ryan, MD


  • Bruce Snyder, MD

Pediatric Hospitalists

  • Sunrise Children's Hospital
    • Latoya Barber
    • Francine Bynum
    • Erin Caliri, DO
    • Ellen Fitzpatrick, MD
    • Michelle Pastorello, MD
    • Ruchi Garg, DO
  • University Medical Center
    • Adib Rodriguez, MD
    • Benjamin Wong, MD
    • Noah Kohn, MD
    • Shawn Rowles, MD

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
  • Erik Pearson, MD
  • Cristina Metildi, MD

Private Pediatrics


  • 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


  • Benjamin Wong, MD