Spring 2016
Class Chat

synapse: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Joseph Hollen, M.D.'76Joseph Hollen, M.D. '76, right, was honored by the Washoe County Medical Society with the Presidential Service Award at the association's presidential inaugural ball dinner and awards ceremonies held on Jan. 23. Hollen practiced emergency medicine in northern Nevada for 23 years and is a lifetime fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

During his medical career, he was the president of Northern Nevada Emergency Physicians at Renown Health. He has been dispensing financial advice in lieu of medical care for the past 12 years as president and founder of Open Window Financial Solutions and is a board member of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Alumni Association.


Gerald Maccioli, M.D.'84, has joined Sheridan Healthcare, based in Florida, as chief quality officer, where he will lead the mission to improve patient outcomes through the ongoing development and improvement of quality management program across all clinical specialties and divisions.

Suzanne Norris, Medical Technology, '85, who serves in Northern Nevada Medical Center's clinical laboratory, received the 2015 Regional Member Award for the American Society for Clinical Pathology's southwest region. Norris was recognized for promoting and enhancing the field of medical technology and for professional service, leadership and support of ASCP activities.

Clinton Purvance, M.D.'96, assumes a new role as president and chief executive officer of Barton Health after eight years as chief medical officer.

Cecilia Stuopis, M.D.'96, vice president and executive medical director for accountable care at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system in New Hampshire, joined MIT as director of MIT Medical. She became vice president in 2015, adding to her role as the health system's executive medical director for accountable care since 2012.

Travis Kieckbusch, M.D.'98, founder and owner of Great Basin Orthopaedics, presented to physicians, athletic trainers and allied health personnel who take care of Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association athletes at the "Caring for the Injured Rodeo Athlete" conference in Las Vegas. Kieckbusch is chief of orthopaedics for Northern Nevada Medical Center.

Alison Netski, M.D.‘01, chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nevada School of Medicine Las Vegas campus, completed the 2015 Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP). CAAMP is a top-notch leadership and management course designed specifically for department chairs and academic administrators within colleges and schools of the health professions.

Maria Anderson, M.D.‘08, joined Saint Mary's Women's Health Center as an obstetrician and gynecologist. She was previously assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

Cara Streit, M.D.‘08, joined Saint Mary's Women's Health Center. Previously, Streit was an obstetrician and gynecologist at Providence Medical Group, Hood River Women's Clinic in Hood River, Ore. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, family planning and low-risk obstetrics.

Kyle Yamamoto, M.D.‘09, opened his own practice, Sierra Nevada Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Reno. He completed his residency in head and neck surgery at the State University of New York-Buffalo, followed by a fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, subspecializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Jyoti Desai, M.D.'11, joined the obstetrics and gynecology department as assistant professor at the School of Medicine. She was previously a resident in the department's training program.

Jenny Camacho, M.D.'12, is chief resident at the University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics, where she will complete residency training this summer.

Lauren Maxham, M.D., Internal Medicine Residency‘14, joined Southwest Medical's Montecito Health Center in Las Vegas.

Raheel Islam, M.D., Internal Medicine Residency‘15, was named assistant professor of internal medicine in Reno.

Ty Jones, M.D., Sports Medicine Fellow ‘15, joined Proliance Orthopedic Associates in Renton, Wash.