Meena Vohra, M.D., FAAP - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Vohra serves as the Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital of Nevada at
UMC. In addition, she is the Chief of Pediatrics for the Department of
Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC. 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 Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC, 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 Children’s Hospital of Nevada on the national stage as one of only 216
NACHRI Children’s Hospitals in the country.