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UNLV Health Primary Care: Internal Medicine News

UNLV Health provides the highest quality academic medical care for the Las Vegas Community. The Resident and Fellows clinic office is conveniently located across from University Medical Center (UMC) near the corner of Charleston and Rancho.

Current Primary Care: Internal Medicine News

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

A close-up of a person using a diabetes test kit
People | May 21, 2021

Much of Ana Mrkaic’s practice involves helping people fight the disease that plagues nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population.

A bride stands amidst her wedding party
People | April 9, 2021

As she prepares to graduate from the UNLV School of Medicine next month, Ashley Newell Prandecki looks back at the self-doubt that almost stopped her from pursuing her passion.

Two women stand in front of cars
People | March 12, 2021

Sarah Grimley works diligently not only on her studies but also on efforts to help the LGBTQ+ community.

Primary Care: Internal Medicine In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
June 8, 2022

As Nevada’s COVID-19 cases rise rapidly once again, local hospitalizations are also creeping up among mostly older seniors.

KSNV-TV: News 3
June 1, 2022

This dust season is the worst the Clark County Department of Air Quality has seen in more than a decade.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 21, 2022

Jackie Redmond knows timing is everything. “We're here to get the wiggles out before nap time,” she says while pushing her two kids on the swings at Aliante Nature Discovery Park in North Las Vegas.

Vegas Inc
February 25, 2021

Pulmonary medicine has never been so critical than during a pandemic caused by a respiratory virus. Dr. Angelica Honsberg has played a central role in coordinating and providing care for many of the most critically ill COVID-19 patients in UMC’s Intensive Care Unit. She is also taking her first-hand experience and using it to further the knowledge and treatment of patients across the country.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 10, 2020

Southern Nevada reported 869 new positive COVID-19 Tuesday and five more deaths. Cases are up to more than 90,000 since the pandemic began.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 2, 2020

Abbie Purney knew her father was about to die. In the intensive care unit at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, she tried to absorb every last detail.

Recent Primary Care: Internal Medicine Accomplishments

August 24, 2022
Kenneth Izuora and Amber Champion (both Internal Medicine) participated in a round table discussion with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto at the Silver Sky Assisted Living Facility in Las Vegas. The two physicians joined other medical professionals to provide input on how the Inflation Reduction Act might impact Medicare patients using insulin and…
August 24, 2022
Ariyon Schreiber, Kim Inciong, Wilbur Ji, Justin Bauzon, Omar Al-Taweel, Keaton Nasser, Binna Chokshi, Jimmy Diep, Chowdhury Ahsan (all Internal Medicine), published "A Single-center Retrospective Study on the Incidence and Clinical Significance of the Electrocardiographic "Triangular QRS-ST-T Waveform" Pattern in Heart and Lung" in the Journal of…
August 17, 2022
Ahmed Gill, Omar Al-Taweel, Dalia Hawwass, Chowdhury Ahsan (all Medicine) and colleagues presented three posters to the European Society of Cardiology Congress. Their presentations were titled, "Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with a concomitant aortic aneurysm," "Short-term outcomes of patients transferred from non-acute care…
May 13, 2021
Buddha Dawn (Medicine) has been appointed as a section editor (associate editor) for cardiovascular regeneration for Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, a Springer Nature journal. The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, translational stem cell studies, hypotheses and commentaries, protocols, as well as letters to the editor on…
May 4, 2021
Drs. Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, Aditi Singh (both Medicine) and Chad Cross (Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Drs. Bhavana Bhaya, Dimal Patel, Justin Jeffries, and Edward Co, all former chief internal medicine residents (Medicine), presented their research poster at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Online 2021 meeting in…
April 14, 2021
Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) recently published an article,  “Vitamin D3 Induces Mesenchymal-to-Endothelial Transition and Promotes a Proangiogenic Niche through IGF-1 Signaling,” in iScience, a Cell Press journal. The results show that vitamin D3, a natural compound, can promote blood vessel formation by inducing an endothelial phenotype in…