Mark Winkler, MD – 2018 Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Honoree

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Mark Winkler, MD

Mark Winkler, MD

Partner/Radiologist – Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI)
Medical Advisory Board, Cannon Medical Systems

Dr. Mark L. Winkler is a founding partner and diagnostic radiologist at Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI). He earned three honors degrees from Brown University, and completed his internship at Stanford University Medical Center and his residency at University of California, San Francisco. He was one of the first MRI-trained fellows in the world. Before he relocated to Las Vegas, Dr. Winkler was the clinical director of the MRI Research Facility at UCSF and a neuroradiologist at San Francisco General Hospital.

Throughout the years, Dr. Winkler has worked tirelessly on improving MRI sequencing with each generation of scanners. He has been sought after by companies such as Toshiba Medical and Cannon to consult on MRI systems and contributed to the design and continuous improvement of both the Cannon Medical Celesteion PET/CT scanners and Toshiba and Cannon CT Scanners. These unique partnerships and Dr. Winkler’s passion for cutting-edge technology have propelled SDMI to being one of the most prestigious out-patient radiology practices and has allowed Las Vegas to consistently have access to top-of-the-line equipment.

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Rupesh J. Parikh, MD – 2018 Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Honoree

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Rupesh J. Parikh, M.D.

Rupesh J. Parikh, M.D.

Medical Oncologist at Comprehensive Cancer Centers

Dr. Parikh’s philosophy of taking care of the patient first and the disease second has helped him become highly regarded both locally and nationally, recently culminating in his role of Practice President at Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

As a young boy, Dr. Parikh was often sick. It was at that young age that he knew he wanted to be a doctor and help people, just as his doctors helped him. Since joining Comprehensive Cancer Centers in 2005, Dr. Parikh has been on the frontlines in the fight against cancer – he has been developing new pathways and targeted therapies to help improve Nevada’s cancer statistics. Dr. Parikh treats hundreds of patients annually and is the principal investigator for many of Comprehensive Cancer Center’s trials. He is working tirelessly to ensure that no one needs to leave Las Vegas for cancer care, because the best care can be found right here in Nevada.

Dr. Parikh is also very involved in the Southern Nevada medical community. He currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro University and Clinical Assistant Professor for the UNLV School of Medicine. He sits on the Medical Executive Committee and serves as the Chairman of the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee at the Dignity Health St. Rose Hospitals in Southern Nevada. He also serves as Chief of Staff for Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican’s Siena and Rose de Lima campuses.

He is the recipient of numerous notable awards include: Patients’ Choice Award from 2008-2018; Most Compassionate Doctor Award from 2010-2018; and was named America’s Top Oncologist by the Consumer Research Council of America. The health informational website, HealthTap.com, also recognized him as on of the top oncologists in the United States.

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Eddy H. Luh, MD, FACS – 2018 Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Honoree

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Eddy H Luh, MD, FACS

Eddy H Luh, MD, FACS

Vascular Surgeon – Las Vegas Surgical Associates

Dr. Eddy H. Luh, a Vascular Surgeon at Las Vegas Surgical Associates, is one of only a handful of board-certified vascular surgeons in Las Vegas. Dr. Luh is an advocate of promoting endovascular procedures in treatment of vascular disease and has brought many innovative techniques in regard to vascular surgery to Las Vegas. He has given multiple talks and has been involved in physician training sessions both in Las Vegas and abroad for new and innovative procedures and products.

Dr. Luh has remained at the forefront of treatment of venous disease not only in our community but also worldwide. He has served as the chief of surgery and a member of the medical executive committee at Valley Hospital since 2008. Dr. Luh is one of the original board members of Premier Physicians Insurance Company and remains active on the board today. He has served on the Well Health Quality Care Assurance Board and the Claims Committee at PPIC, along with the credentialing committee for Valley Health System.

Dr. Luh has been a clinical assistant professor for the UNSOM and is currently an adjunct clinical professor for Touro University. He was recognized in 2012 by Valley Hospital for his outstanding performance and contributions to its Graduate Medical Education program. Dr. Luh has helped out at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, various sporting events and was honored as a Vegas Hero at a Vegas Golden Knights hockey game.

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Deborah A. Kuhls, MD, FACS – 2018 Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Honoree

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Deborah A. Kuhls, MD, FACS

Deborah A. Kuhls, M.D., FACS

Professor, Trauma & Critical Care – UNLV School of Medicine
Medical Director, Trauma Intensive Care Unit – UMC

Dr. Deborah Kuhls, a professor of trauma and critical care in the UNLV School of Medicine, is a trauma surgeon who is board certified in general surgery and critical care. She is program director of the UNLV School of Medicine’s Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program and medical director of University Medical Center’s Trauma Intensive Care Unit. She was on duty at UMC on the night of October 1, 2017, when Las Vegas had the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Dr. Kuhls is the president of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Injury Prevention and Control Committee, UNLV School of Medicine’s representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Women in Medicine, and is treasurer of the Clark County Medical Society.

In 2016, she was nominated by the American College of Surgeons and won the prestigious National Safety Council Surgeons Award for Service to Safety. In 2015, she received a Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Kuhls has traveled around the world to share her expertise with other medical professionals. One such location was Thailand, where she mentored doctors on how to develop a trauma center. These doctors found her guidance so valuable she was inducted as an Honorary Fellow by the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand.

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David Marlon – 2018 Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Honoree

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David Marlon, MBA, MS, LADC, CAD

David Marlon, MBA, MS, LADC, CAD

Vice President – American Addiction Centers
Founder/President – Solutions Recovery, Inc.

David Marlon is the President and co-founder of Solutions Recovery, Inc., an alcohol and drug treatment center that is accredited by the Joint Commission. Since 2005, he has delivered treatment to hundreds of people struggling with chemical dependency and mental illness. In 2016, Marlon secured the sale of Solutions Recovery to American Addiction Centers and changed his title from President to CEO.

Prior to forming Solutions Recovery, Marlon worked in the insurance industry. He has more than 20 years of experience serving as Chief Operating Officer, President, and Vice President of Sierra Health Services subsidiaries, and more than 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of Solutions Recovery.

In the community, David has always been an active participant. Over the years, he has formed several nonprofit organizations which combat substance abuse by providing education and awareness on addictive behavior, preventative methods, and the economic, physical, and social consequences of substance abuse. He has served on the Governor’s Substance Abuse Working Group, the Governor’s Rural Meth Action Team, the Board of Directors for HELP of Southern Nevada and the Board of Directors for the 10,000 Kids Foundation. In 2017, David was elected President of the State of Nevada Association for Addiction Professionals, an affiliate of NAADAC. He has been honored with the Mayor’s Commendation and just recently received the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada’s Vanguard Award.

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Lindsay T. Hansen, M.D., – 2018 Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Honoree

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Lindsay T. Hanson, M.D.

Lindsay T. Hansen, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Medicine – Summerlin Hospital
Medical Director – El Jen Convalescent Hospital & Plaza Regency

Dr. Lindsay Hansen has been a pillar of the medical community in Southern Nevada for the past 20 years. He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1991 and started a private practice in Las Vegas in 1997. He has been at his current location in Summerlin in 1998 where he specialized in internal medicine. Dr. Hansen has also been serving as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center since 2009. In addition, he has been the Nevada Delegate for the American Medical Directors Association since 2001.

Dr. Hansen serves as a mentor to many healthcare providers and is the Medical Director for the following healthcare facilities: El Jen Convalescent Hospital and Retirement Center; Marquis Plaza Regency; Creekside Hospice; Hospice del Sol; and Odyssey Hospice. He also donates his time to serve on the Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators. As a member of this board, Dr. Hansen has been able to shape the leadership for today’s long-term and post-acute caregivers.

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