Kristina Deeter, M.D., MBA, FAAP, named as vice chair of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and associate physician-in-chief of Renown Children’s Hospital

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UNR Med has named Kristina Deeter, M.D., MBA, FAAP, as vice chair of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and associate physician-in-chief of Renown Children's Hospital. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med. 

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has named Kristina Deeter, M.D., MBA, FAAP, as vice chair of Pediatrics at UNR Med and associate physician-in-chief of Renown Children's Hospital.

In her new role, Deeter will collaborate with School of Medicine leadership and the administration of Renown Children's Hospital to develop and improve pediatric programs and training for UNR Med medical students. As vice chair, she will support the growth of both acute and outpatient pediatric programs, assist with the development of a pediatric residency program, and continue to support highly effective clinical pediatric teams.

"Dr. Deeter is a highly competent and passionate care giver, dedicated teacher, and fierce advocate for the health and wellbeing of children and their families," said Max J. Coppes M.D.,
professor & Nell J. Redfield chair of Pediatrics at UNR Med and physician-in-chief, Renown Children's Hospital. "We are fortunate to have her assume this new role and her extensive experience will springboard medical education in pediatric principles for UNR Med medical students, as well as encourage students who choose pediatric specialties to excel as pediatricians and eventually practice in northern Nevada, our rural communities and our state."

Deeter has had an expansive career in pediatrics for more than 20 years, including practicing the past five years in the Reno community. Prior to her dual appointment, she served as Renown Children's Hospital division chief of Pediatric Critical Care.

Deeter also serves as a pediatric intensive care unit specialty medical officer for Mednax National Medical Group where she advises 45 pediatric intensive care units and 190 physicians, nationally. She is the corporate medical director for the Renown Children's Hospital partnership with Mednax National Medical Group. Additionally, Dr. Deeter serves as faculty for the REMSA Education Department, providing pediatric training to paramedic, fire and CareFlight first responders in Reno.

She earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from New York Medical College. She completed residency training in pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the University of Washington - Seattle Children's Hospital. Deeter also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nevada, Reno Executive MBA Program.

Deeter is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Board and has active Nevada and California State Medical Licenses.

She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine: pediatric section; the American Academy of Pediatrics, Nevada Chapter; the AAP Critical Care Section; the Pediatric Trauma Society; the Pediatric Sedation Society and the American Medical Association.

Deeter is active in health care committees including the Medical Executive Committee, Lab Utilization Committee and Donor West Council, Renown Regional Medical Center; Pediatric Quality Review Committee and Pediatric Advisory Council, Renown Children's Hospital; chair of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Advisory Council for MEDNAX National Medical Group; search committee for the Pediatric Residency Director, UNR Med; Pediatric Death Review Committee, Washoe County; and the Paramedic Education Advisory Council, Reno EMS System.

Deeter is passionate about global health and provided aid on an international medical mission after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, traveling to Haiti multiple times to help improve pediatric services and support Haitian pediatric training. She is a former Bangladesh Women and Children's Hospital board member, and as a former Head Start student, she supports and promotes Head Start services nationally and locally.


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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Released: Tuesday September 28, 2021 @ 8:00 AM