Joshua Kreiss, M.D.
UNR Med Clinical Assistant Professor | Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
Each day our community faculty illustrate their commitment to educating future physicians through their passion for teaching and examples of excellence. The Office for Community Faculty would like to shine a spotlight on one of the greatest assets of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, our community faculty. You are making a difference in the lives of our learners, patients, and in our communities.
This month, Kareem Sanchez (MS2) highlights Dr. Joshua Kreiss, UNR Med Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology; Neurologist, specializing in Neurovascular and Stroke Care at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
"I am thankful for the opportunity to have spent time with Dr. Kreiss. I knew he was a one-of-a-kind physician when I first met him. The UNR Med Office of Medical Research recommended he and his team for a research project he was conducting on the management of delirium. Dealing with patients experiencing delirium can be challenging, and it takes a certain kind of skillset: patience, empathy, and curiosity. Dr. Kreiss demonstrated these qualities during all of our interactions. He anticipates and handles challenges as they arise (ranging from bureaucratic backlog to acute patient encounters), involves all members of the healthcare team, and actively seeks ways to improve the project. He has shown flexibility in circumstances that might have otherwise looked insurmountable to a student like myself. It is easy for a first- or second-year medical student to get bogged down in a mire of lectures and flashcards and lose perspective. Dr. Kreiss is the kind of doctor that reminds us what it means to be a physician and why we should keep fighting to make that a reality.
Thank you for your service Dr. Kreiss. We appreciate you! For his efforts, Dr. Kreiss will receive a UNR Med vest.