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Christopher De Veyra Mercado, MD
Family Medicine
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
Professional Goals: To build the Premier Emergency Center in Nevada
Hobbies: Hiking, jogging, and Star Wars

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 be the best physician for every patient I encounter and I want to help the next generation of physicians to do the same. 
Hobbies: Running and spending time with my children

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
Professional Goals:  To continue to learn and apply the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques to restore my patients’ function and quality of life.
Hobbies: Guitar, biking, woodworking, and poker

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
Professional Goals: To be part of a medical center of excellence where patients can receive multidisciplinary care at one site.
Hobbies: Exercising, computer gaming, drawing, and reading

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
Professional Goals: Teaching and spreading the knowledge of medicine. Training future doctors.
Hobbies: Reading, listening and playing music, exercising, and traveling

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
Professional Goals:
 Continue advancing in leadership and management in the healthcare field, identify and amplify young professional leaders, and expand my skillset internationally.
Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, hiking, biking with family, and snowshoeing

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 Medical 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
Residency: Internal Medicine, Canyon Vista Medical Center
Professional Goals: Continue to grow presence in teaching medical students and resident programs.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and traveling with his wife, sporting events, and concerts

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
Professional Goals: Publishing, teaching, and blogging
Hobbies: Ceramics, novels, graphics, video, and screenplays

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
Professional Goals: To 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.
Hobbies: Bicycling and hiking

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
Professional Goals: Academic Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling

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

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
Professional Goals: Continue to be a key opinion leader in wound care, bridging the gap between bench research and clinical research.
Hobbies: Travel, snorkeling, and boxing

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
Professional Goals: To continue improving the Pediatric department at St. Rose Siena, and improve Pediatric care in the Las Vegas area.
Hobbies: Basketball, volleyball, snowboarding, running, and reading