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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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The UNLV Medicine Pediatric Clinic is devoted to the well-being of children of all ages. Our specialists are a referral resource to your child’s pediatrician. When a specialist is required they are conveniently located in the same building along with your child’s general practice doctor.

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Rooman F Ahad, MD
Pediatrics, Neurology

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Dr. Rooman Ahad, a board-certified pediatric neurologist, is actively involved in the diagnosis and treatment planning for children with autism at the UNLV Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Solutions. 

With subspecialties in autism and neurobehavioral disorders, Dr. Ahad also treats comorbid conditions associated with autism such as sleep difficulties, behavioral concerns, ADHD, and seizures. She is the only board-certified child neurologist in the state of Nevada with supplemental clinical fellowship training in the field of autism.

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Rabea Alhosh, MD
Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition

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Pediatric gastroenterology – it is the specialty practiced by Dr. Rabea Alhosh, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

Because parents are often concerned and anxious when they bring their child to see a gastroenterologist, a physician specializing on the digestive system, Dr. Alhosh says he spends a lot of time helping parents understand their child’s diagnosis and treatment options.

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David Di John, MD
Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases

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Dr. David Di John, an associate professor of pediatrics at the UNLV School of Medicine, and the program director of the UNLV Maternal-HIV program. 

He has more than 30 years of experience in research and treatment of pediatric infectious diseases, including clinical care for women, infants, children and youth with HIV/AIDS. 

He directed a pediatric AIDS clinic in New York, taught clinical pediatrics for 18 years at New York University Medical Center, and served as director of pediatric infectious diseases for Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York.

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Oriaku A. Kas-Osoka, MD, MEd
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

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Dr. Oriaku A. Kas-Osoka, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, is one of the few Southern Nevada physicians who specializes in adolescent medicine.

With an educational background that includes a fellowship in adolescent medicine from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Kas-Osoka appreciates that working in academic medicine allows her to work with both patients and students.

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Evelyn Montalvo Stanton, MD
Pediatric Pulmonology

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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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David Parks, MD
Pediatrics, Pulmonology

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Dr. David Parks, a pediatric pulmonologist and associate professor in the UNLV School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, believes that patient education and establishing rapport with patients and their families are essential to the art of medicine.

For asthma patients, he developed a two-page “asthma action plan” that details what they should do while living with asthma, how to use an inhaler, and the actions to take when different symptoms arise.

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Rebecca Scherr, MD, MPH
Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition

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Dr. Rebecca Scherr,an associate professor of pediatrics at the UNLV School of Medicine, is the division chief of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. 

She is also vice chief of pediatrics at University Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Nevada. 

Dr. Scherr treats patients with general GI concerns as well as complex issues including inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease and patients requiring nutritional support.