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Jeffrey Fahl, MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics and Chair, Anatomy


Jeffrey Fahl, MD, is professor of pediatrics and chair of the anatomy program for the UNLV School of Medicine. He is responsible for planning and delivering the anatomy curriculum, which includes the use of virtual anatomy tables that provide a multidimensional learning experience to students.

Dr. Fahl brings to the UNLV School of Medicine years of clinical and academic experience in pediatric gastroenterologist and a sustained interest in radiology and anatomy, all of which have helped him build a robust anatomy curriculum.

In addition to directing the anatomy curriculum, Dr. Fahl will mentor pediatric residents to help them learn their specialty as it relates to children with feeding, nutrition, and digestive issues.

After graduating from Beloit College, Wisconsin, Dr. Fahl attended Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel College of Medicine), Philadelphia. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Hahnemann Hospital, and then his pediatric gastroenterology subspecialty training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He then joined the faculty at Hahnemann Hospital.

Dr. Fahl has been a practicing pediatric gastroenterologist for more than 35 years and has taught his specialty at Monmouth Medical Center, New Jersey; University of New Mexico School of Medicine; and the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2014 he was recognized as one of the region’s top doctors.

Expert Areas

  • Pediatric gastroenterology
  • Anatomy


  • Anatomy Prize for the top student in Anatomy. Hahnemann Medical College, Pennsylvania 1978
  • Alan I. Domsky Award for outstanding care in the management of the pediatric patient. Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1978
  • Intern of the Year at Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1979
  • Clinical Fellowship: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1981 1983
  • The Best Doctors in America – Northeast Region 1996
  • New Jersey Monthly – Top Docs 1998
  • Outstanding Clinical Teacher – UNM Pediatric House staff. 2002, 2004
  • Visiting Professor - Department of Pediatrics, University of Tokyo 2006, 2007
  • Invited Participant - 7Th Asian – Pacific Conference on Problem Based Learning, Shenyang, PR China 2008
  • Faculty Phase II Speaker Award – University of New Mexico School of Medicine 2008
  • Albuquerque Magazine – Top Docs 2010
  • America’s Best Doctors 2011
  • Regional Top Doctor, 2014
  • Seattle Top Docs 2015