Diabetes & Endocrinology

Doctor Diabetes & Endocrinology

Amber Champion, MD
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology

Dr. Amber Champion is originally from Washington state, but has practiced in Baltimore and Nebraska prior to joining the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. She graduated from The Flinders University School of Medicine of South Australia in 2005. She completed Internal Medicine Residency in Spokane, WA, and Endocrinology fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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Lisa Contreras, RDN, LD, CDCES
Internal Medicine

Lisa Contreras, RDN, LD, CDCES, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes care and education specialist.

With more than 20 years of combined experience as a dietitian, health educator, and former teacher, she enjoys helping people learn and thrive. She has worked in clinical, private practice, and community settings.

Doctor Diabetes & Endocrinology

Kenneth Izuora, MD, MBA
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology

Dr. Kenneth E. Izuora, an associate professor in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Internal Medicine, believes it is vital that he uses his education to “make an impact on people’s lives.”  

A graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medicine, he is board certified by the American Board of Internal medicine. Fellowship trained at Emory University in Atlanta, he specializes in endocrinology.

Doctor Diabetes & Endocrinology

Ana Mrkaic, MD, PhD

As an endocrinologist, Dr. Ana Mrkaic, an assistant professor in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Internal Medicine, treats the problems, diseases and medical conditions of the endocrine system, an intricate network of glands producing hormones that regulate various functions in the body. 


Endocrinology Fellowship Attracts Much-Needed Specialists to Southern Nevada

This American Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Kenneth Izuora and Dr. Sanna Fatima highlight Nevada’s need for more endocrinologists.

It makes sense to check in now with Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV’s Dr. Kenneth Izuora and Dr. Sanna Fatima, physicians dedicated to wiping out diabetes – November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when the CDC estimates that a staggering 38 million Americans of all ages have the endocrine disorder commonly known as diabetes.

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Dr. Amber Champion is a Champion for Her Patients

Endocrinologist Dr. Amber Champion

If you ask Dr. Amber Champion why she’s now a UNLV Medicine endocrinologist with an emphasis in diabetes, she begins by telling you a story that’s set in Australia, a story about an abnormally hungry 27-year-old medical student who ended up in the emergency room with blurry vision and an unquenchable thirst — a young woman whose car broke down, whose bicycle burned up.