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Meet the new Nevada Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Nevada Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD, MPH, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Wahi-Gururaj will serve as the official representative of the College for the Nevada Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Wahi-Gururaj will be working closely with Dr. Callister (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read her bio below.


Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD, MPH, FACP

Medical School Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Internship/Residency and PGY-4 Chief Resident, and General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Boston University Medical Center

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine (KKSOM) at University of Las Vegas (UNLV)

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Governor's Advisory Council; Program Planning Chair, Annual Meeting; Originator and Program Chair, Community Faculty Development Series; Wellness Champion

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2012; Reviewer, National Associates' Scientific Abstract Competition; Attendee, Wellness Champion Training 2018; Senior Author, Winning Abstract, Initial Development and Evaluation of an Algorithm for Identifying Inappropriate Lab Orders, National Medical Students Abstract Competition High Value Care 2021; Mentor, Medical Student Mentoring Session, ACP Future I.M. Experience! 2021

Other Appointments/Activities: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMCSN); COVID-19 Task Force UMCSN; Utilization Management Committee, UMCSN; Resident Wellness Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, KK School of Medicine (KKSOM) at UNLV; Program Evaluation Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, KKSOM at UNLV; Clinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, KKSOM at UNLV; Intern Recruitment Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, KKSOM at UNLV; Curriculum Oversight Committee, KKSOM at UNLV; Faculty Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, KKSOM at UNLV; Graduate Medical Education Committee, KKSOM at UNLV; LCME Accreditation Site Visit Faculty Sub-Committee, KKSOM at UNLV; Medical Student Progress Committee, KKSOM; Promotional Support for Women in Medicine Subcommittee, Academic Alliance for Internal Medicine

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Medical Educations; Faculty Development; Physician Well-being