Meena Vohra

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Meena P. Vohra
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Vohra in 2019
Personal details
Born
Meena Prasad

(1957-06-27) June 27, 1957 (age 65)
New Dehli, India
Spouse(s)
Dr. Sanjay Vohra (m. 1980)
Children2
EducationGSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India (MD),[1] Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee (MBA)

Dr. Meena P. Vohra, M.D., FAAP (born June 27, 1957) is an American pediatric intensivist. She has served as the medical director of the Children's Hospital of Nevada at UMC since its inauguration in January 2010.[2]

Education[edit]

Vohra received her primary education from Loreto Convent, Asansol, and her secondary education from Loreto Convent Lucknow. She then attended GSVM Medical College in Kanpur, India, where she received her medical degree in 1980. She undertook her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit in 1984 with Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in 1986.[2] She received a Master of Business Administration from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee in 2017.[3]

Career[edit]

Vohra has spent the majority of her career at UMC in Las Vegas, NV. She began working at UMC in 1991, becoming the Medical Director of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.[4] She began to spearhead the development of the hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in 1994, becoming the Chief of the Department of Pediatrics in 1996. Dr. Vohra then became the Associate Medical Director of UMC's Pediatric Trauma Center in 1998. She can be credited with starting a dedicated Pediatric Sedation Unit at UMC in 2008, the first of its kind in the state of Nevada. Thanks to her many efforts, the Children's Hospital of Nevada at UMC was officially established in 2010, with Dr. Vohra as its medical director. She continues to hold this position today. Dr. Vohra's contributions to this hospital are profound. She has led the Children's Hospital of Nevada to its recognition as an associate level member of CHA.[5]

Alongside her clinical work, Vohra plays an important role in the teaching of new medical residents. She became an Adjunct Professor of Pediatric Critical Care at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015, and joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine as a Clinical Professor in 2017. She has also held academic appointments at Wayne State University and University of California, San Francisco.[5]

Vohra is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, having become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics in 1988 and having joined the sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in 1996. In addition to these board certifications, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Furthermore, she is a member of the American Trauma Society, as well as the Society of Critical Care Medicine.[5]

She was awarded as one of VEGAS INC's 2018 Women to Watch in 2018.[6] Dr. Vohra is featured in Chris Crisman's Women's Work: Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce, released in March 2020.[7] Dr. Vohra received the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Area VI 2020 Humanitarian Award in Las Vegas, NV on February 29, 2020.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Vohra is married to cardiologist Sanjay Vohra, fellow alum of GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India.[9] Together they live in Las Vegas, NV, and have two children, Anita (b. 1988) and Sonia (b. 1998).[10]

References[edit]

  1. "Dr. Meena Vohra". U.S. News. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Medical Directors". Children's Hospital of Nevada. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  3. "Meena Vohra, MD, MBA". Haslam College of Business. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. Harasim, Paul. "UMC doctor's dedication inspiring". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Medical Directors". Children's Hospital of Nevada. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  6. Birkin, Danielle. "Celebrating Our 2018 Women to Watch". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  7. Women's Work: Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce. Simon & Schuster. 3 March 2020. ISBN 978-1982110376. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. "Area VI Conference". Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  9. "UMC Governing Board Approves $8.516 Million Contract with Dr. Meena Vohra". Vegas Desi. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  10. Harasim, Paul. "UMC doctor's dedication inspiring". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2019.


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