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Carolien de Roode-Wentz, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Department(s): Medicine

Biography

Dr. Carolien de Roode-Wentz, an associate professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics, is the only fellowship-trained pediatric hand surgeon in Nevada.

Both her medical school training and a general surgery residency were done at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada. She also completed a residency in pediatric orthopedics at the University of Missouri Kansas City. In addition, she completed a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Shriner’s Hospital for Children Northern California.

Board certified, Dr. de Roode-Wentz mentors UNLV orthopedic residents and chairs the musculoskeletal education program for the UNLV School of Medicine.

Dr. de Roode-Wentz says it is an incredible experience for her to see a child begin to feed themselves or to walk again after a surgery when it was previously a challenge for them to perform such simple tasks. She adds that she is always honored to be part of a patient’s family and to help them improve their everyday functions.

Dr. de Roode-Wentz volunteers on medical mission trips to Central America and provides pediatric orthopaedic surgery in Nicaragua.