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

Dr. Kristina Deeter

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) recently named Kristina Deeter, M.D., MBA, FAAP, as Vice Chair of Pediatrics at UNR Med and associate physician-in-chief of Renown Children’s Hospital.

In her new role, Deeter will collaborate with School of Medicine leadership 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 competent and passionate care giver, dedicated teacher, and fierce advocate for the health and wellbeing of children and their families,” Max J. Coppes M.D., 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 assume this new role and her extensive experience will springboard medical education in pediatric principles for UNR Med medical students, as well as encourage students who choose pediatric specialties to excel as pediatricians and eventually practice in Northern Nevada, our rural communities and our state.”

According to a Sept. 28 press release, Deeter has 20 years’ experience in pediatrics, including practicing the past five in Reno; prior to her dual appointment, she served as Renown Children’s Hospital division chief of Pediatric Critical Care.

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

Additionally, Deeter serves as faculty for the REMSA Education Department, providing pediatric training to paramedic, fire and CareFlight first responders in Reno.

She earned 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 fellowship in pediatric critical care at the University of Washington - Seattle Children’s Hospital. Deeter also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nevada, Reno Executive MBA Program.


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