Friends and Colleagues,

Even as the coronavirus poses a temporary threat to public health, there are still positive things happening in our community that make us realize that the future of healthcare in Nevada is far from being negative. We are now just about a year away from graduating our first class of physicians, which surely will be a catalyst for a more robust practice of medicine in Southern Nevada. When I learned recently that the UNLV School of Medicine’s Dr. Deborah Kuhls, an accomplished surgeon/researcher/medical director/professor, had been named Clark County Medical Society President-Elect, I couldn’t have been happier for her -- and for the entire Southern Nevada community. As many of you know, Dr. Kuhls and I have worked together at the UMC Trauma Center for a good many years. She’s the consummate professional, one who truly believes Nevada’s citizens and visitors deserve the best healthcare available, who appreciates how committed physicians are to this goal. Make no mistake: Beginning with her new presidency later this year, she’ll use her position to promote the interests of patients, physicians, residents, fellows and future physicians. In today’s newsletter, we profile Dr. Kuhls, whose work ethic proves the proverbial, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”