Education (Residency – Post-Graduate Courses)

Clinic Professor, UCLA (Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles, Department of OB/GYN May 2010-present, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery-Las Vegas Rotation, Centennial Hills Hospital and Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor – Department of Family & Community Medicine, Pediactrics, and Internal Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine. July 2001-present.
Director – LVMIS (Las Vegas Minimally Invasive Surgery) at Centennial Hills Hospital and Medical Center, Clinical Instructor, Professional education fellowship. June 2007-Present.
M.D./Ph.D. (1997) University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Research project in The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Ph.D. Dissertation Title: A novel regulatory mechanism in glycolysis via glycolytic enzyme- tubulin interactions: modulation by protein-tyrosine kinase phosphorylation of tubulin. Advisor: Harvey R. Knull, Ph.D. GPA: 4.0 (Honor: Sigma Xi)
M.S. Biochemistry (1993) University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Grand Forks, ND.
Thesis Title: Characterization of Glycolytic Enzyme-Tubulin Interactions: Enzyme Facilitated Network Formation and Effect of Modifying Tubulin C-Terminals on Enzyme Binding. Advisor: Harvey R. Knull, Ph.D.
GPA: 3.8 (Honor: President’s and Dean’s List)
B.B.A. (1986) University of North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND. College of Business & Public Administration, Degree in Finance – Management.
(Honor; Dean’s List)

RESIDENCY

University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Ob/Gyn, Las Vegas, NV

University Medical Center Hospital, Las Vegas, NV, July 1,1997-June 30, 2001, Chief Resident July 1, 2000-June 25, 2001.

POST-GRADUATE COURSES

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV September 10-13, 2014 Femaile Urology & Urogynecology Symposium, Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, NV June 12-14, 2014 AAGL Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC November 10-14, 2014

Advanced Minimally Surgery in Women’s Health, Pelvic Reconstruction and Gynecology. Celebration Hospital and Disney Hotel, Orlando, Fl Course Director: Steve McCarus, MD, July 16-19, 2009
Pelvic Anatomy & Gynecologic Surgery, Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, NV Course Directors: Mickey M. Karram, MD and Michael S. Baggish, MD, April 2-5, 2006.
Pelvic Anatomy & Gynecologic Surgery, Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas, NV Course Directors: Mickey M. Karram, MD and Michael S. Baggish, MD, Novermber 20-23, 2003.
Council on Hormone Replacement Education. Charles Hammond, MD (Chair), Duke Univeristy, Hilton Pointe Squaw Peake, Phoenix, AZ, April 18-21, 2002
APGO-CREOG Annual Meeting. Adam’s Mark Hotel, Dallas, Tx, March 5-9, 2002
Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility Update. Leon Speroff, MD and Alan H. DeCherney, MD. Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, January 14-16, 2000
New Treatment Strategies for Difficult Gynecologic Disorders. Robert L. Barbieri, MD, Anthony R. Scialli, MD, Eric S. Surrey, MD, Craig A. Winkel, MD,MBA, Joseph Feste, MD, M. Brian Fennerty, MD, Karen D. Bradshaw, MD, Mark H. Gosser, MD, Steven D. McCaurs, MD, David L. Olive, MD, Glenn L. Schattman, MD, Sandra R. Leilblum, PhD. Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, April 9, 1999