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UNLV Medicine Brings More Pediatric Surgeons to Las Vegas.

They cannot always say what’s bothering them. They cannot always answer medical questions. They are not always able to be patient and helpful during a medical examination.

Yes, children are definitely not small adults in so many ways — they behave differently, they require specific testing for their specific illnesses, they need special techniques for procedures. Clinicians must always take into account the immature physiology of the infant or child when considering symptoms, prescribing medications, and diagnosing illnesses.


UNLV Medicine’s ENT Team

Dr. Robert Wang — he completed his residency in otolaryngology at Harvard, one of the nation’s most celebrated medical schools, and his head and neck fellowship at M.D. Anderson, the world’s most renowned cancer institute — is upbeat on a recent early April morning.

Yes, on this day where the sun had yet to make its first appearance, no one could accuse the chairman of the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery of not accentuating the positive.


Child Neurologist Aids Children with Developmental Disorders

Rooman Ahad Photo

Busy physician and mother Rooman Ahad balances caring for other people’s children with raising her own young ones.

In many ways Rooman Ahad typifies a working mother with two young children. She gets the kids dressed for school, makes breakfast, packs their lunches (her husband helps when he can), and then drives her little ones to preschool and grade school before heading off to work.


Excellent in an Emergency
Dr. John Fildes' youthful interest in medicine turned into a successful lifelong career

Dr John Fildes Excellent Emergency

While Dr. John Fildes’ interest in medicine began as a youngster, it was what he saw working in a hospital during college that spurred his interest in trauma care.

Working in a variety of hospital jobs in New York state, Fildes said he saw many people die following car wrecks and industrial accidents — people he thought could have been saved if the hospital had had better acute care capabilities.

Today Fildes serves as the inaugural chair of the UNLV School of Medicine surgery department and is know worldwide for his work in trauma medicine.


Dr. Nadia Gomez OB/GYN

Dr. Nadia Gomez at the UNLV OB/GYN Clinic.

Dr. Nadia Gomez sits in her UNLV Medicine office off West Charleston Boulevard and recalls how her parents, both physicians who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) , made house calls — when her family lived in Nicaragua.. 

It is lunchtime — she eats in her office because of a busy schedule — and the director of the minimally invasive gynecology surgery division at the UNLV School of Medicine says she sometimes accompanied her parents to see patients.

Article Las Vegas Review Journal

Surgeons Train on UNLV’s Virtual Surgery Simulator

UNLV School of Medicine's Virtual Surgery Simulator

It’s like a flight simulator, but for young doctors who are learning how to perform arthroscopic surgery. Orthopedic residents, training in their specialty, manipulate real surgical instruments inside an artificial knee while feeling the same type of tactile pressure they would if they were passing through tissue or bone.  Giving young surgeons the ability to become skilled fairly quickly.  An incredibly useful device that few medical schools possess.