Medical Directors

Meena Vohra, M.D., FAAP - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Meena Vohra serves as the Medical Director of the UMC Children’s Hospital. In addition, she is the Chief of Pediatrics for the Department of Pediatrics at UMC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Vohra has been practicing Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, since 1986, for over 25 years. She was recruited to University Medical Center to develop the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in 1994 and has been here ever since. For many years, her dream was to develop a Children’s Hospital and she was an instrumental part in making that a reality with the birth of UMC Children’s Hospital, in January 2010.

Dr. Vohra completed her Pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, in Detroit in 1984. She continued her training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in 1986. Dr. Vohra is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Trauma Society.

Dr Vohra has been involved in teaching residents for over 20 years and has taught at Wayne State University and University of California, San Fransisco. Currently, her faculty appointments include University of Nevada School of Medicine and Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine here in southern Nevada.

In 2008, she organized a multidisciplinary group and started the first dedicated Pediatric Sedation Unit in the State of Nevada. Under her direction, Children’s Hospital of Nevada became the first hospital in Nevada to receive the distinction as an associate level member of NACHRI, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. Having this distinction has now put UMC Children’s Hospital on the national stage as one of only 216 NACHRI Children’s Hospitals in the country.

Jay Fisher, M.D. - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jay Fisher serves as the Director of Pediatric Emergency services at UMC Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada and St. Rose Sienna Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, beginning his tenure in January 2007. Dr. Fisher has been a Pediatric Emergency Physician with EMP West (formerly EPMG) since 1993, and has worked at UMC since 1992. He was Director of Performance Improvement for Pediatric Emergency Services at University Medical Center for eight years, and is currently Vice Chair of the Performance Improvement Committee at that facility. Dr. Fisher is residency trained in Pediatrics and fellowship trained in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Fisher earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. He earned his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he helped establish an international pediatric externship in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He performed his internship, residency and fellowship in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston University/Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Fisher has received the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Nevada School of Medicine Pediatric Residency class three times. He received a Top Consultant award for editing from the Annals of Emergency Medicine in 2002 and 2005 and also serves as a consultant reviewer for the journal Pediatric Emergency Care. In May 2008, he was awarded the 'Director of the Year' Award by EMP West. He was elected to the EMP West Board of Directors in 2009. He has authored ten peer-reviewed publications during his tenure at University Medical Center. He recently published the results of an eight-year research effort on pediatric shock and presented a four-year study on the subsequent mortality of apparent life-threatening events at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine national meeting in June 2010.