Andrew Eisen, MD, FAAP, Named Chief Academic Officer for Program
Valley Hospital has had residency program since 2006
The Valley Health System is expanding its role in Southern Nevada graduate medical education by adding eight residency programs among four hospitals. The programs include Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry and the transitional /internship year.
Overseeing the addition of these programs will be Andrew Eisen, MD, FAAP, who has been named Chief Academic Officer for The Valley Health System. Dr. Eisen will begin on January 4, 2016.
“The Valley Health System has been involved in graduate medical education since 2006, when we began our program at Valley Hospital,” said Karla Perez, Regional Vice President. “We have maintained a focus on primary care physicians, along with some highly-needed specialists to meet the ongoing needs of Southern Nevada residents. With the guidance of Dr. Eisen as our Chief Academic Officer, we plan to have residents in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Surgery ready to join us on July 1, 2017.”
The residents will be based at four other Valley Health System hospitals, including Centennial Hills, Desert Springs, Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals. .
“It’s an exciting time to have two new medical schools opening in Southern Nevada,” said Perez. “However, once they finish medical school, they need to continue their post-graduate training in hospitals. Our goal is to be the continuum which trains future doctors, and then recruits them to remain in the area.”
About Andrew Eisen, MD, FAAP
Dr. Eisen served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Education at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2006, after nine years teaching with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is currently the medical director for Touro University Nevada Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and has published and presented on a variety of topics since becoming a board-certified pediatrician in 1997.
Dr. Eisen is currently the president of the Clark County Medical Society, and served as a state assemblyman from 2012 to 2014. He was also awarded the Nicholas J. Horn Award for Public Service by the Nevada State Medical Association in 2014.
A native of Southern Nevada, Dr. Eisen graduated from Chaparral High School before earning a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and a Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his Pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center, and served as Chief Resident in his final year.
About Valley Hospital Graduate Medical Education
Valley Hospital established its graduate medical education program in 2006. It currently offers residencies in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology and Orthopedic Surgery, and fellowships in Gastroenterology, and Pulmonary/Critical Care. In July 2015, 28 residents and fellows began their new programs. Since the GME program began in 2006, 142 residents and fellows will have graduated by September 30, 2015. Fifty-three percent opted to practice in Nevada. After leaving the program, the physicians have served in private practice, as hospitalists, in the military, or have furthered their physician education.