Our Team

Western Surgical Group is a compilation of highly skilled and professional surgeons and staff dedicated to give our best in the way of quality care.
We practice ethics that are unsurpassed by other professional medical care providers. We work vigorously to keep our education level current,
and embrace leading edge procedures that new technological breakthroughs and science uncover.

Physicians

Martin A. Bain MD, FACS

Fellowship Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, University of California, Davis Residency General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1998-2001 Residency Urology, Oregon Healthy Sciences University,  Details ->>

Alex Cardenas, MD, MS

Fellow in Endocrine Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,  2015-2016 M.S., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2012-2013 General Surgery Residency, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 2009-2015 Medical  Details ->>

Matthew Crapko, MD, FACS

  Residency Colon/Rectal Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 2012-2012    Residency General Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 2008-2012     Details ->>

John H. Ganser MD, FACS

Fellowship General Thoracic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Birmingham, England, 1995-1996 Residency Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, 1989-1995 Medical School Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1985-1989 College  Details ->>

Myron J. Gomez MD, FACS

Fellowship University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1988 and Stanford University Hospital, Emergency Medicine/Surgery, 1984-1985 Residency University of California San Francisco & Stanford University Hospital Resident and Fellow in Surgery, 1980-1982 & 1983-1984 Internship  Details ->>

John C. Hansen MD, FACS

Fellowship Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic Foundations, Rochester, Minnesota, 2001-2002 Residency General Surgery, Memorial Medical Center, Greenville, South Carolina, 1996-2001 Medical School University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1992-1996 College  Details ->>

James B. Harris MD, FACS

Fellowship Surgical Oncology: City of Hope National Medical Center  Residency General Surgery: Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center  Internship General Surgery: Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center  Medical  Details ->>

Frieda Hulka MD, FACS

Fellowship University of Louisville, Pediatric Surgery, 2002-2003 Fellowship Oregon Health Sciences University, Trauma/Critical Care, 1998-1999 Residency Oregon Health Sciences University, General Surgery Resident, 1992-1998 Universtiy  Details ->>

Benjamin Jaquish, M. D.

Fellowship Vascular Surgery, Texas A&M, 2014-2016 Residency General Surgery, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, 2009-2014 Internship General Surgery, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, 2009-2010 Medical  Details ->>

Harold L. Kennedy MD, FACS, Retired

Fellowship University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1981-1982  Residency Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California, General Surgery, 1974-1978  Internship  Details ->>

Mark D. Kozar MD, FACS

Fellowship Stanford University Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1979-1980 Residency General Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1977-1982 Internship  Details ->>

Rick L. McElreath MD, FACS, Retired

Residency Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California, 1972-1976 Internship Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California, 1971-1972 Medical School University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Medical Degree, 1971 College  Details ->>

David L. Penner, MD

Residency Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of CA, Davis 2015-2017 Residency General Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, 2010-2015 Medical School Doctor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, 2006-2010 Emergency  Details ->>

Nicholas J. Spoerke MD, FACS

Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon, 2011-2012  Residency, Trauma Research Resident, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2008-2009  Residency,  Details ->>

Michael Thomas, M. D., PhD

Fellowship Colon/Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 2014-2015  Residency General Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2010-2014  Internship General Surgery, Tulane University,  Details ->>

Joe Uccelli, M. D.

Fellowship Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013 - 2014Residency General Surgery, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 2008 - 2013Medical Doctor, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, 2004 - 2008Bachelor  Details ->>

Sharon L. Wright MD, FACS

Residency General Surgery. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2008-2012  Internship, General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2007-2008  New  Details ->>

John Michael Watson MD, FACS

Fellowship Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, University of Connecticut  Residency General Surgery, University of California, Davis, 1992-1996  Internship General Surgery, University of California,  Details ->>

Mid-Level Practitioners

Vicki Bovee, MS, RDN, LD

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI -  1973. Master of Science, Food and Nutrition, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 1977.  Details ->>

Sarah DeBoor, MS, RN, APRN

Masters in Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2011 - 2016                                                 B.S. Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2007 - 2009 A.A.S.,  Details ->>

Laurie McGinley, DNP, RN, APRN, CNS-BC, CBN

OU Health Sciences Center, Masters of Nursing,  2000 - 2002  Russell Sage college, Bachelors of Science Degree, 1977- 1981 Univeristy of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2011-2013   Details ->>

Kristi Paquette, MS, RN, APRN

University of Nevada Reno, Masters of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2003 - 2006 New Mexico Community College, Registered Nurse First Assistant certification 2002 - 2003 University of Nevada Reno Orvis School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science Nursing 1987 -1992    Details ->>

Alison J. Clark, MS, RN, APRN

Graceland University, Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner 2001 - 2003 University of Nevada Reno, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1996 - 2000  Details ->>

Paige Elliott, PA-C

Univeristy of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2011 - 2013 Masters Physician Assistant Studies   Details ->>

Curtis Smith PA-C

University of Washington School of Medicine, Bachelor of Clinical Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Certificate, 2003 - 2005 California State University, Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology/Athletic  Details ->>

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