Residents & Fellows

UNLV Medicine provides the highest quality academic medical care for the Las Vegas Community. 

Our internal medicine primary care location provides general and specialist services to our patients in a friendly and comforting setting.

All of our highly-qualified resident doctors and fellows are teamed with our attending faculty physicians to provide comprehensive care. Our goal is to provide exceptional patient care.

What is the difference between a resident, a fellow, and an attending physician?

  • RESIDENTS have graduated from medical or osteopathic school and passed a national licensing exam. A resident is a licensed “MD” (osteopaths are called “DO”) but they cannot practice medicine without supervision until they have completed a minimum of three years of hands-on training.​
  • FELLOWS operate at a level of responsibility just below attending physicians. They are physicians who have completed their primary residency and have chosen to pursue advanced training (a fellowship) in a particular specialty. Fellows may have little direct patient contact and it may not be obvious that a fellow is participating in your treatment. Be sure to ask, since fellows, like other residents, can write orders in your chart and make decisions about your treatment plan.
  • ATTENDING PHYSICIANS have completed a residency program and many also have advanced specialty education from a postdoctoral fellowship program. They are board-certified, which means they have demonstrated a mastery of the knowledge and skills that define their specialty. Being a faculty physician means you are a university-based doctor, and regularly participating in world-class biomedical research. They have access to medical resources and specialists that are only found in a fully-accredited academic medical institution.

Internist Services

  • Wellness and annual exams
  • Chronic disease management
  • Diabetes management
  • Flu shots
  • Heart disease prevention and management
  • High-blood pressure management
  • Preventive care
  • Treatment of acute illnesses such as back pain, colds, rashes, muscle aches and UTI
  • Weight-loss and maintenance
  • Women’s Health

Gastroenterology

  • Acid reflux 
  • Biliary disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Heartburn and ulcer disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pancreatic disorder
  • Ulcerative colitis

Pulmonology

  • Advanced endobronchial therapies
  • Asthma and occupational lung disease
  • Chronic bronchitis and emphysema (COPD)
  • Chronic cough
  • Infectious lung disease
  • Lung and other chest cancers
  • Pleural disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Smoking cessation

Cardiology

  • EKG