People: Dr. Kristina Deeter new Vice Chair of Pediatrics at UNR Med

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Friday, October 22, 2021


The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) recently named Kristina Deeter, MD, MBA, FAAP as vice president of pediatrics at UNR Med and associate physician-in-chief of Renown Children’s Hospital.

In her new role, Deeter will work with the leadership of the School of Medicine and the administration of Renown Children’s Hospital to develop and improve pediatric programs and training for UNR Med medical students.

“Dr. Deeter is a highly skilled and passionate caregiver, dedicated teacher, and avid advocate for the health and well-being of children and their families,” Max J. Coppes MD, Professor and Nell J. Redfield Chair of Pediatrics at UNR Med and Physician-in-Chief , Renown Children’s Hospital, said in a statement. “We are fortunate to have her take on this new role and her extensive experience will be a springboard to medical education in pediatric principles for UNR Med medical students, and will encourage students choosing pediatric specialties to excel as pediatricians and eventually become a pediatrician. practice in Northern Nevada, our rural communities and our state.”

According to a Sept. 28 press release, Deeter has 20 years of pediatrics experience, including the past five years in Reno; Prior to her dual appointment, she was head of the Pediatric Critical Care Department at the renowned Children’s Hospital.

Deeter is also a pediatric intensive care unit specialist for the Mednax National Medical Group, where she advises 45 pediatric intensive care units and 190 physicians, nationally. She is the medical director of the Renown Children’s Hospital partnership with Mednax National Medical Group.

In addition, Deeter serves as a faculty for the education department of REMSA, where he provides pediatric training to paramedics, firefighters and CareFlight first responders in Reno.

She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College. She completed residency training in pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and a pediatric critical care fellowship at the University of Washington – Seattle Children’s Hospital. Deeter also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nevada, Reno Executive MBA program.

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