General Pediatrics

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General Pediatrics

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Our pediatricians examine your children regularly to assess their growth, development, and assess their general physical condition. They also refer patients to pediatric medical specialists and provide other medical referrals when necessary with healthcare devoted to the well-being of children of all ages, from infancy through adolescence.

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Shannon Barker, DO

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Dr. Barker is originally from Las Vegas.  She went to college at the University of Portland in Portland, OR, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  She continued on to receive her osteopathic medical degree from Western University of Healthy Sciences in Pomona, CA.  She stayed in Southern California for residency at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.  There she was part of the inaugural class of the Primary Care Track – spending half of her time at Riverside University Health Systems.  The track allowed her to work in a county hospital as well as the tertiary care children’s hospital with a focus on primary care.  She has special interests in newborn and breastfeeding medicine.

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Jordana Boneh, MD, FAAP

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An assistant professor of pediatrics in the UNLV School of Medicine, Dr. Boneh is a 2012 graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. She completed her internship and residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio in 2015.

Prior to taking her positions with UNLV, she served as chief resident of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, where she supervised residents in nursery training.

Dr. Boneh has a particular interest in preventative medicine and medical education.

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Mario Gaspar De Alba, MD
Developmental Pediatrics, Autism

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Dr. Mario J. Gaspar de Alba is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities for the UNLV Ackerman Autism Center and Neurodevelopment Solutions. He also assists the UNLV School of Medicine to achieve and maintain a diverse faculty and student body, which in turns creates a culture of inclusion among patients and throughout the entire school.

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Mayra Alejandra Jones-Betancourt, MD

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Dr. Jones-Betancourt is originally from Vista, CA located in San Diego county. She was the first person to attend college at the University of California, Berkeley where she studied environmental biology with an emphasis on human health. She attended University of California, Davis for medical school where she was involved with student run clinics and the Latino Medical Student Association. She completed her residency training at University of Southern California Los Angeles county. Dr.

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Rebecca Meyers, MD

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Dr. Rebecca Meyers joined the UNLV faculty in 2017 as a pediatric hospitalist. 

Her primary clinical roles include caring for hospitalized children at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. In addition, she is involved in medical education by instructing resident physicians and medical students during their inpatient service. Dr. Meyers’s professional interests include the care of medically complex children and pediatric transplant recipients, as well as quality improvement. 

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Evelyn Montalvo Stanton

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Dr. Evelyn Montalvo Stanton, who completed a research fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, the New York City medical school where she later taught, is the chair of the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.

A graduate of  Rutgers New Jersey Medical School — she subsequently held an appointment there as a clinical associate professor of pediatrics — Dr. Montalvo Stanton also served in New Jersey as Barnabas Health Medical Group’s Division Director of Pediatric Pulmonology.

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Beverly Neyland, MD

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Beverly A. Neyland, professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, earned the B.S. degree from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the M.D. degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Additional training includes an externship at the University of Zagreb in Yugoslavia; an internship at the Long Beach Memorial Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, California; and pediatric residency at the UCLA/Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

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Fateh Peera, MD

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Dr. Fateh Peera, who at the University of Arizona College of Medicine studied the importance of calories obtained from beverages as a contributing factor to obesity in children, joined UNLV Medicine as a pediatrician in 2018. 

A 2007 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he also completed his residency program in pediatrics, he worked as a pediatrician in Tucson, AZ for five years before becoming an assistant professor of pediatrics at Texas Tech University in 2015. 

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Adib Rodriguez-Solares, MD
Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases

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Dr. Adib Rodriguez-Solares, an associate professor of pediatrics at the UNLV School of Medicine, has participated in research of new antibiotics, antivirals and vaccines. 

Born raised in Guatemala, he attended San Carlos University, School of Medicine in Guatemala City. He completed his pediatric residency program at Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and served as chief resident in both programs.

Dr. Rodriguez-Solares completed his fellowship in infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine.

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David Savarese, MD

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Dr. David Savarese, an associate professor in the UNLV School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, was director of a community health center in Connecticut that offered medical care, behavioral health care and dental health care to children and their families who were traumatized by the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, Conn. That tragedy took the lives of 20 children and six adults.

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Dodds P Simangan Jr., DO

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An academic background in sociology and public health has served as a catalyst for Dr. Dodds Simangan’s approach to pediatric medicine. That educational framework, says the assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, led to an understanding that medicine and community are directly intertwined. During medical school, he took part in a service-centered education model, training in underserved areas of Hawaii and volunteering in social justice and community outreach organizations.

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