UNR Med promotes Etezadi-Amoli as OB/GYN Chair for Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli

Neda Etezadi-Amoli, M.D., ‘02 is assuming the OB/GYN Chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNR Med. UNR Med photo by Brin Reynolds. 

Neda Etezadi-Amoli, M.D., ‘02 is assuming the OB/GYN Chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med). Dr. Etezadi-Amoli has served as interim chair of the newly-developed, OB/GYN department at UNR Med since spring, 2017.

“This is an exciting time to be part of UNR Med’s excellent team. We continue to develop our department to meet the needs of our learners, and by strengthening our relationships with community partners, we are developing a clinical network to meet our region’s needs.”

At its core, Dr. Etezadi-Amoli said the strength of UNR Med’s OB/GYN clerkship remains the community-based experience students receive, which provides a better understanding of the specialty and importance of evidence-based care for women.

"Our community-based faculty are a strong group of clinicians, many of whom are alumni," she said. "They are committed to education and graciously teach our future physicians. We are grateful for the time they spend with our students in the operating room, on labor and delivery, and in their clinical practices.”

The OB/GYN department now has a Women’s Health Center on UNR Med’s campus which has board-certified OB/GYNs, certified nurse midwives, and sonography to provide high-level patient care. The department is also actively involved in developing interprofessional experiences for students, as well as working to develop better ways for empathy training and teaching health systems science. “This is critical for the future of health care as it promotes an efficient, safe, and cost-effective team-based approach to health care, while creating increased patient satisfaction.”  

“Dr. Etezadi-Amoli has served in exemplary fashion as the interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has provided strong leadership to developing a full OB/GYN clerkship for medical students and launching a new women’s health clinical service,” said University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine Dean, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. “We are pleased that Dr. Etezadi-Amoli is now taking on a full-time commitment to her leadership role as well as adding a strong career advising role for our medical students.  We expect that she will continue to lead the department in an inclusive, vigorous, aspirational way as she has to this point. Her appointment demonstrates our commitment to expanding women’s health services in northern Nevada that are in such need for so many patients.”

With the Women’s Health Center, we’re recognizing the opportunity to bridge the gap in women’s health care by providing education and offering specialty health care services for our community.”

Prior to being selected for the OB/GYN steering committee, becoming co-director of the OB/GYN clerkship in Reno, serving as clinical professor and interim-chair of UNR Med’s department of OB/GYN, Dr. Etezadi-Amoli was in private practice in Reno. Before returning to Nevada in 2009, she was assistant professor of OB/GYN at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, where she also completed her residency training.

She is active in several professional societies including the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and is a recent graduate of their selective Academic Scholars and Leaders Program.  


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Released: Tuesday March 12, 2019 @ 5:00 AM