Robert McBeath, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Although born in Falls Church, Va., Dr. McBeath has lived in Las Vegas for more than 45 years. He hails from a well-respected medical family and is a third generation Nevadan. He founded Urology Specialists of Nevada in 1996 with the goal of creating the highest-quality and most technologically advanced urology practice in the Las Vegas Valley. He is married with four children and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.S. – University of Nevada (Reno)

M.D. – University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno)

Specialty Residency Training: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (Tucson)
American Urological Association

American Urological Association, Western Section

American Association of Clinical Urologist

Las Vegas Urological Society

Nevada State Medical Association

Clark County Medical Society

Las Vegas Urologic Society

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Jason Zommick, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Zommick has been with Urology Specialists of Nevada since 2001, and has been board certified since 2003. He practices in all areas of general urology, specifically new technologies for prostate health. Dr. Zommick has a special interest in minimally invasive vasectomies, and has performed more than 2,000 procedures. In his quest to provide new and effective treatment options for his patients, Dr. Zommick has also helped to initiate clinical research at USONV. He is also a single digit handicap golfer, an accomplished magician, a chef always looking for the ultimate shrimp scampi recipe, an occasional salsa dancer with his wife Amanda, and a sideline soccer coach for his young son, Aiden.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.A. – Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)

M.D. – Brown University School of Medicine (Providence)

Specialty Residency Training: University of Southern California School of Medicine (Los Angeles)
American Urological Association

American Association of Clinical Urologists

Nevada State Medical Association

Clark County Medical Society

Las Vegas Urological Society

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Michael Finkelstein, M.D.

Dr. Finkelstein was born on a naval base in Subic Bay, Philippines, and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. After finishing his residency, Dr. Finkelstein practiced in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for two years. He joined Urology Specialists of Nevada in 2004, where he practices all aspects of general urology. He adores his family and is an avid skier, fly fisherman, and all-around outdoorsman.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.A. – State University of New York at Binghamton

M.D. – Hahnemann University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Specialty Residency Training: New York Medical College (Valhalla, New York)
American Urological Association

American Association of Clinical Urologists

Sexual Medical Society of North America

Las Vegas Urological Society

Mulugeta Kassahun, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Kassahun is a native of Ethiopia and is fluent in Ambaric (Ethiopia’s official language). He was a clinical pharmacist in Denver before deciding to pursue a medical degree, and to specialize in urology. He has been with Urology Specialists of Nevada since 2004 and he practices all forms of general urology with special interests in in treating prostate cancer and kidney cancer with robotics, kidney cancer treatment with laparoscopy, and robotic surgery for female pelvic reconstructive surgery for cystocele and rectocele. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves, where he served two tours of duty in support of “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” His last tour was in Balad, Iraq. He enjoys jogging and is an avid reader.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.S. – University of Colorado (Boulder)

M.D. – University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison)

Specialty Residency Training: University of Rochester (New York)
American Urological Association

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Las Vegas Urological Society

David V. Ludlow, M.D.

Dr. Ludlow was raised in Utah and spent many years living abroad, in places such as Germany, Israel and Taiwan where he became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He completed his urologic surgery residency at Ohio State University where he received extensive training in robotic surgery and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has extensive research experience including numerous presentations at national conferences.

Dr. Ludlow moved to Las Vegas and joined Urology Specialists of Nevada in August 2014 and became board certified in 2016. He is married with four daughters and enjoys basketball, golfing, and competing in endurance races including marathons and triathlons.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.A. – Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)

M.D. – The University of Utah School of Medicine (Salt Lake City, UT)

Specialty Residency Training - The Ohio State University Department of Urology
American Endourological Society

American College of Surgeons

American Urological Association

Sarah Ryan, M.D.

Dr. Sarah Ryan is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her undergrad in Biology and Chemistry from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. From there, she attended medical school at the University of Tennessee. In 2005, Dr. Ryan completed a prestigious fellowship in urodynamics, incontinence, and pelvic reconstruction at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She has 3 publications and over 17 presentations to her name as well as extensive research experience. Dr. Ryan is board-certified in urology and in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, with a primary interest in female urology. For the past 9 years, Dr. Ryan was in private practice in Billings, Montana. She moved to Las Vegas and joined Urology Specialists of Nevada in October 2014. She is married with one daughter and enjoys outdoor activities such as running, skiing, and tennis as well as cooking and traveling.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.A. – Converse College (Spartanburg, S.C.)

M.D. – University of Tennessee, College of Medicine (Memphis, TN)

Specialty Residency Training: University of Tennessee Medical Center (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship: Urodynamics, Incontinence, and Pelvic Reconstruction at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
American Urological Association

Society of Women in Urology

Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Alumni Association

Converse College Alumni Association

Montana Medical Association
Dr. Craig Hunter

Craig Hunter, D.O.

Dr. Hunter was raised in Cedar City, Utah to a large farming family. He and his wife and children spent a year in India, where he took part in a surgery fellowship at the Kulkarni Center for Reconstructive Urology, where he learned advanced urethral reconstructive techniques. This time overseas provided he and his family a unique and priceless cultural experience. Hunter has published several articles in professional journals and delivered numerous presentations and lectures on urology. He specializes in stone surgery and urethral structure disease.

Dr. Hunter enjoys community service. He has contributed by providing sports physicals for professional sports teams, underserved high school athletes, and homeless shelter clinics.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.S. – Southern Utah University (Cedar City Utah)

D.O. – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (Glendale, Arizona)

Specialty Residency Training: Chief resident at the Detroit Medical Center, Michigan State University Consortium (Detroit, Michigan)

Fellowship: Trauma and Reconstruction (Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons – GURS) at Kulkarni Center for Reconstructive Urology, Pune, India
American Medical Association

American Urologic Association

American College of Surgeons

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

American Osteopathic Association

Michigan Urologic Society

American Urological Association North Central Section

Société International D’Urologie

Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

Jeffrey Wilson, M.D.

Born in Ohio, Jeffrey Wilson, M.D. is a board-certified urologist who previously had been practicing independently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attracted by a career that combined working with people and the application of science, Wilson decided to pursue medicine early in college.

Dr. Wilson says that a urologist has the privilege of true continuity of care – meeting the patient and their family, often thereafter performing an operation, taking care of the patient in hospital, and providing follow up care often for years afterward. “I have the ability to really get to know the people I’m treating, and that makes the job satisfying. There’s nothing like a patient giving me a big hug and thanking me for helping them.”

Dr. Wilson is experienced in robotic surgery of the adrenal gland, bladder, kidney, prostate, and ureter, as well as treatment of large and complex kidney stones. He participated in multiple city-wide cancer care case presentations while in Pittsburgh, all of which were surgeries he performed robotically and selected by a panel of oncology experts for their complexity. Additionally, he is experienced in all general urologic issues, including enlarged prostate or BPH, voiding dysfunction of men and women, men’s health and sexual dysfunction.

Wilson is married with two children. He enjoys time with his family and loves “anything outdoors,” including scuba diving as a PADI certified Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air Diver, long distance running and obstacle races, skiing, biking, hiking and sports of all kinds.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.S. (Honors) – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
M.D. – Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, Ohio

Residency Training: Ohio State University Department of General Surgery and the Department of Urology
American Board of Urology Diplomat
American Urological Association

Scott Slavis, M.D.

Scott Slavis, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Urology and has given numerous presentations on urological issues. He has been practicing in Las Vegas for nearly thirty years.

 

 

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.A. – Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

M.D – University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Residency Training: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California; University of California at Irvine (Chief Urology Resident); Renal Transplantation and Renovascular Surgery Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.
American Urological Association

Western Association of Transplant Surgeons

Clark County Medical Society

National Kidney Foundation, Nevada Chapter

American Association of Clinical Urologists

Life Member of National Registry of Who's Who, 1999-present

Jason Orien, M.D.

Dr. Jason Orien is a urologist who has most recently been practicing at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. During his time in Idaho, Dr. Orien’s urology practice included robotic and laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery, cancer treatments for kidney, bladder, prostate and testicles, comprehensive kidney stone management, urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse repair, treatment of low testosterone and erectile dysfunction, and vasectomy using the no-scalpel technique.

He works diligently to provide quality urologic care for his patients by utilizing the latest innovations in medicine and technology.

Education/Training
B.S. in Corporate Finance – Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)

M.D. – University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, Iowa)

Internship: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of General Surgery (Columbus, Ohio)

Specialty Residency Training: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Urology (Columbus)

Tina Palone, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Tina recently joined the Urology Specialists of Nevada team as a certified family nurse practitioner. She has over 23 years of experience in health care, most recently as at a urology practice in Arizona. Tina has worked in hospital settings, clinics as a flight nurse and is a Captain in the Nurse Corps for the US Air Force Reserve.

With a diverse background in health care, Tina understands patient care from diagnosis to treatment and management for a variety of conditions. She brings a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn in her practice of medicine.

Education/TrainingProfessional Organizations
B.S.N. – Keuka College (New York)

M.S.N. – Northern Arizona University
American Nursing Association

Jonathan Higginson, MSN, FNP-C

Johnathan joins the team as an experienced family nurse practitioner from the Las Vegas area. He has worked in the emergency room as well as post anesthesia for a surgery center and as a clinical supervisor for the United Health Service.

Jonathan’s leadership and competence in nursing is a valuable asset to the Urology Specialists of Nevada team. As a skilled and compassionate nurse, he helps patients have a positive experience and ensures they receive the quality care they deserve.

Education/Training
B.S.N. – Grand Canyon University (Arizona)

M.S.N. – South University (Georgia)

Ernestine Ngam, MSN, FNP-C, BSN, RN

Ernestine is a patient-focused nurse practitioner with over 9 years of experience in health care. She has worked in private care, clinics and hospitals.  She is dedicated to using her nursing education, training and interpersonal skills to ensure the highest standards of care for her patients.

She places a special importance on providing culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs in various clinical settings.

Education/Training
B.S.N. – South University (Florida)

M.S.N. – South University (Florida)