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Christopher De Veyra Mercado, MD
Family Medicine
Hometown: Los Angeles
Undergrad: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno
Residency: Family Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and children, being a foodie, basketball, football, horse racing, sports cards, and collectibles.

Donald R. Bennett
Emergency Medicine Faculty
Undergrad: Loma Linda University
Medical School: Saint Louis School of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Naval Medicine Center, San Diego
Hobbies: Hiking, jogging, Star Wars
Professional Goals: To build the Premier Emergency Center in Nevada

Sean D. Dort, MD, FACS
General Surgery Faculty
Undergrad: Faculty Atlantic University
Medical School: University of South Florida, School of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery, University of South Florida
Professional Goals: I aim to ensure the best physician and mental well-being of every patient I encounter and want to help the next generation of physicians do the same.
Hobbies: I am currently completing my Master’s in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Roger A. Fontes, Jr., MD
Orthopedic/Sports Med Faculty
Undergrad: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: Orthopedic, University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship: AO/ASIF Trauma Fellowship, Virchow Klinic; AO/ASIF Shoulder Fellowship, Balgrist Hospital; and Ilizarov Fellowship, Lecco Hospital
Hobbies: Guitar, biking, woodworking, and poker
Professional Goals:  To continue to learn and apply the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques to restore my patients’ function and quality of life.

Heath H. Hodapp, MD
Ambulatory Pediatric Faculty
Undergrad: Boston University
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno
Residency: Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Center
Hobbies: Family, tennis, and golf

Alexander Imas, MD
General Surgery Faculty
Undergrad: Wayne State University
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, William Beaumont Hospital; Internal Medicine, St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Hobbies: Exercising, computer gaming, drawing, and reading
Professional Goals: To be part of a medical center of excellence where patients can receive multidisciplinary care at one site.

Anjum Ismail, MD, MBA, FACC
Cardiology Faculty
Undergrad: Government Forman Christian College
Medical School: King Edward Medical College
Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital
Fellowship: Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Hobbies: Reading, listening and playing music, exercising, and traveling.
Professional Goals: Teaching and spreading the knowledge of medicine. Training future doctors.

Carla M. Laos, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty
Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and Ross University SOM
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Florida Jacksonville Health Science Center
: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hiking, Biking with family, Snowshoeing
Professional Goals: Continue advancing in leadership and management in the healthcare field, identify and amplify young professional leaders, and expand my skillset internationally.

Alvin Bay Lin, MD
Longitudinal Long Term Care Faculty
Undergrad: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University
Residency: Family Medicine, Merrithew Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine

Deepa Nagar, MD, FAAP
Newborn Faculty
Undergrad: Houston Baptist University
Medical School: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Texas Medica Branch
Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School

Jeffery James Olsen, MD
Adult Medicine Faculty
Undergrad: Arizona State University
Medical School: Midwestern University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Canyon Vista Medical Center
Hobbies: Spending time with family and traveling with his wife, sporting events, and concerts.
Professional Goals: Continue to grow presence in teaching medical students and resident programs.

Curt Paul Samlaska, MD, FACP, FAAD
Dermatology Faculty
Undergrad: Mankato State University
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: Internal Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center; Dermatology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center


Timothy T. Sauter, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty
Undergrad: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Hobbies: Bicycling and hiking
Professional Goals: Goals continue to engage to improve OB/G in the community.  Start a midwife program in concert with Laborists.  Eventually my move to administration as medical director in my medical group or hospital setting.

Hidenobu Shigemitsu, MD, FCCP
Critical Care Faculty
Medical School: Tokai University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Pathology, Keio University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Raji Venkat, MD
Older Patient Faculty
Medical School: University of Madras
Residency: Internal Medicine, University Medical Center, Las Vegas
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, singing, meeting up with friends
Professional Goals: To do the best I can to make a difference in my patient's lives.

Wound Care Faculty
Undergrad: The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Residency: Family Practice, Providence Hospital, Department of Family Practice Southfield
Hobbies: Travel, snorkeling, boxing
Professional Goals: Continue to be a key opinion leader in wound care, bridging the gap between bench research and clinical research

Mac Wayment, DO, FAAP
Inpatient Pediatric Faculty
Undergrad: University of Utah
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center
Hobbies: Basketball, volleyball, snowboarding, running, and reading
Professional Goals: To continue improving the Pediatric department at St. Rose Siena, and improve Pediatric care in the Las Vegas area.