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Department of Surgery

It is our mission to continue a path of excellence in clinical practice, education and research.

Welcome from the Department Chair

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the Department of Surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. It is the mission of the Department to continue a path of excellence in clinical practice, education and research. As Chairman, I am proud of our Faculty, which serves as the backbone of the Department. With over 60 full-time and clinical faculty spanning 10 divisions, our surgeons provide a variety of clinical services to the Las Vegas community, which in turn generates a wealth of clinical experience across specialties for the education of our residents, fellows and students. The atmosphere at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is one of excitement as the Department continues to grow and expand its training, educational, clinical and research programs.

Sincerely,

John Fildes, MD
Foundation Professor and Inaugural Chair of Surgery

Department Overview

The Department of Surgery offers ten first-year positions as a surgical house officer through the National Residency Matching Program. Three of the first-year positions are categorical general surgery positions, two are Air Force categorical general surgery positions, three are one-year preliminary positions, one position is a categorical integrated plastic surgery position matched through the integrated Plastic Surgery Program. The postgraduate surgical curriculum meets and exceeds the guidelines and requirements recommended by the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

GME: Department of Surgery

Residency Program

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Surgery offers one residency program: General Surgery. This program is designed to advance the training of physicians in order to provide the highest quality of care and compassion in surgery procedures in Nevada. Residents practice for five years at University Medical Center and can complete rotations at other Las Vegas hospitals.

Surgery Resident Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Medical Education Resident Handbook.

Faculty

UNLV Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

  • Lisa Angotti, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Nellis Air Force Base
  • Erin Caverly, DO
    Assistant Professor
    Nellis Air Force Base
  • J. Dylan Curry, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Desert West Surgery
  • Danielle Dombrowski, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Nellis Air Force Base
  • Harris Kashtan, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Nellis Air Force Base
  • Julian E. Losanoff, MD
    Clinical Professor
    VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
  • Jaclyn Munn, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
  • Frances Phang, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Desert West Surgery
  • William Scott, DO
    Assistant Professor
    Nellis Air Force Base
  • Eric Siskind, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University Medical Center
  • Stephanie Streit, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Nellis Air Force Base