Alison Netski

Alison Netski, MD

Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health; Interim Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs

Department(s)
Medicine

Biography

Alison Netski is the department chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. 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 illness including mood, psychotic, and anxiety disorders.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Netski, who often provides consultation services at University Medical Center, is actively involved in the education of her residents and medical students. She is proud that so many of them are now working at major hospitals in Southern Nevada, helping serve a community in great need of their compassion and expertise.

While attending the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, she noted that psychiatric patients often did not receive proper care because nurses feared them. That people in desperate need of care were not receiving it propelled her to enter the field of psychiatry.

Raised in Fernley, Nevada, she attended University of Nevada, Reno and graduated (magna cum laude) with a biology degree. Four years later she graduated from UNR School of Medicine. After completing her residency at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt, she and her husband returned to Nevada.