Professor of Surgery
UNLV School of Medicine
Dr. Kuhls is a Professor of Surgery at UNLV School of Medicine, and is the Chief of the Section of Critical Care and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director. She is the Medical Director of the Trauma ICU at University Medical Center (UMC) and chairs UMC’s Critical Care Committee.
She received her medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University SOM), completed her surgical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, and a Fellowship in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
She is a Fellow of the ACS and ACCM was awarded Honorary Fellowship in The Royal College of Surgery of Thailand in 2012.
She served as Chair of the Injury Prevention and Control Committee of the ACS COT (2012 – 2020) and serves on its membership, advocacy, and Disaster committees. She serves on the Injury Prevention and Disaster Committees of the AAST and is Chair of the Trauma Prevention Coalition, a coalition devoted to injury prevention. She course directs ATLS and DMEP courses and was a member of the national faculty for the ASSET course, which trains surgeons on rapid exposure to potentially lethal injuries. Honors include the 2016 Surgeons’ Award for Service to Safety from the National Safety Council, SCCM Presidential Citation for Service, Nevada Regents Academic Advisory Award, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society and Las Vegas Top Doctors by Seven. She completed an ASE Surgical Education Research Fellowship and Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship (ELAM). She is UNLV SOM’s representative to the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine. She has authored peer-reviewed articles on injury and violence prevention, firearm injury prevention, disaster preparedness, the care of critically injured patients and medical education.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM