Friends & Colleagues, 

When you read the local newspaper or watch the nightly news, stories about the COVID-19 pandemic, quite naturally, abound. The UNLV School of Medicine and its clinical practice, UNLV Medicine, frequently become part of the coverage because we take our mission seriously -- helping to service the healthcare needs of our community. We’ve been engaged in curbside testing, intensive care treatment, and vaccinations for the virus. But it isn’t only in times of crisis that we’re helping move forward the best in medical care for Southern Nevadans. Day after day we’re training new doctors and our faculty physicians work to make a difference in specialties that include pediatrics, family and internal medicine, psychiatry and surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, ear, nose and throat and autism. Proper medical treatment, for example, results in a healthy baby born out of a high risk pregnancy. Or breathing comes easier to a patient because of the latest in sinus treatment. While what many of our physicians do daily may not make the headlines, their care often translates into healthier lives, no small thing when health is our greatest wealth. In today’s newsletter, we introduce Dr. Brandi Alexander, one of our newest faculty physicians, a young doctor dedicated to bringing the best possible care to families.