Alison Netski

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Associate Professor, UNLV School of Medicine
Expertise: Psychiatry, Behavioral Health


Alison Netski is chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at UNLV's School of Medicine.

Board-certified from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, she specializes in the treatment of adults with a broad range of psychiatric illnesses including mood, psychotic, and anxiety disorders. She also has expertise in psychosomatic disorders, geriatric psychiatry, ADD/ADHD, and psychiatry in physical illness.

Netski was driven to enter the field of psychiatry based on observations during medical school that patients in desperate need of psychiatric care often did not receive proper care because nurses feared them.

In addition to her clinical practice, Netski provides consultation services at University Medical Center.


  • M.D., University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • B.S., Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Residency in Psychiatry, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program

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Alison Netski In The News

August 5, 2021
A recent report on the continued mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is showing troubling stats, especially concerning suicide attempts with kids and teens.
June 3, 2020
The toll-free phone line, administered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, will serve as a confidential mental health resource for health care professionals to seek support before they have reached a crisis point.
June 1, 2020
A Nevada HealthCARES confidential telephone line has been launched and is now live with its goal to support health care workers statewide.
May 26, 2020
At a time when we are battered by cruel statistics on infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, one set of numbers, at least on the surface, provides a ray of hope in the time of coronavirus.

Articles Featuring Alison Netski

Campus News | September 7, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.
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Business and Community | May 29, 2020
The partnership is designed to help health care workers deal with stress resulting from the pandemic.
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Campus News | August 28, 2019
UNLV Medicine’s Mojave Counseling Youth Clinic offers assistance to some of Nevada's youngest patients.
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People | February 6, 2019
The chair of psychiatry at the UNLV School of Medicine offers tips for improving your mental and physical health.