The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine on Aug. 11 named Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, as interim chair for the department of speech pathology and audiology. Previously, Dr. Brancamp served as assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology from 2008-15 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 2015, according to a UNR Med press release. “Dr. Brancamp has helped build a strong speech pathology and audiology program in support of UNR Med’s vision, mission and values,” UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., said in a statement. “As a result of her leadership, UNR Med is delivering a comprehensive education and training experience to our speech pathology and audiology students. Dr. Brancamp’s extensive faculty experience with, and commitment to the School of Medicine will encourage students to excel in their specialty and eventually practice in Northern Nevada, our rural communities and our state.” Dr. Brancamp earned a Bachelor of Science in communication disorders from San Francisco State University, a Master of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology from UNR, and a doctor of philosophy degree in speech pathology from UNR. She additionally holds a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. UNR Med also announced Aug. 11 the hiring of Kerac Falk, M.D., FACOG, as a urogynecologist with University Health. In the role, Dr. Falk will bring expertise in the treatment of many common, but infrequently discussed female pelvic floor conditions that significantly impact women’s quality of life.
Dr. Kerac Falk
As an assistant professor with UNR Med, Dr. Falk will train the next generation of women's healthcare providers through an inclusive and multidisciplinary approach that advances women's health locally through clinical practice, research and innovation. “Dr. Falk is the first fellowship trained urogynecologist in the region, and the region’s only provider practicing only urogynecology,” Neda Etezadi-Amoli M.D., chair, obstetrics and gynecology, said in a statement. “His approach to providing women with expert consultation and a commitment to destigmatizing female pelvic disorders, supporting every patient with detailed counseling, and offering treatment that is customized for each patient’s needs will elevate women’s health care in northern Nevada. He has a passion for delivering comprehensive health care and treatment to all patients regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation.” Dr. Falk completed his undergraduate degree in molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley and completed medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He returned to the U.S. for obstetrics and gynecology residency training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and completed a three-year advanced fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He also is active nationally with the American Urogynecologic Society, participating in various committees, special interest groups and writing groups.