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Anesthesiologist Team

Dr. Jeff Chen

Jeff Chen, MD

I am a native Nevadan born and raised in Reno. I attended Galena High School, and graduated as Valedictorian in 1996. I completed my undergraduate coursework at the University of Nevada-Reno and graduated as the Senior Scholar with top honors in the College of Arts and Science. I completed my medical education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine where I finished top of my class and graduated as both the Dean’s Scholar and Regent’s Scholar for the state of Nevada in 2005. From there, I completed my internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine-Reno Campus and was named the Intern of the Year. My anesthesiology residency was completed at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. I finished residency in 2009 and was awarded the top graduating anesthesia resident at both the University Hospital and the VA hospital. From there, I had the privilege of returning to Reno and serving the community I grew up in.
I became a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology in 2010. I am a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the Nevada State Society of Anesthesiology. I am also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honors Society. The Nevada Business Magazine has named me a “top physician” in the field of anesthesiology in 2012 and 2013.

I am a Clinical Professor with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and serve as the clerkship coordinator for medical students interested in the field of Anesthesiology. I also serve as an executive committee member for the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Admissions Committee.

I would like for each of my patient’s to know that I have worked hard and expected excellence in my work and education. As a result, I expect to give each patient I am privileged to care for, the highest quality and individualized attention they deserve. I want people to feel confident that I will achieve the best possible outcome for him or her, and ensure that their comfort is my number one priority.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to care for you or your family member!


Dr. Kelly Heape

Kelly Heape, MD

I am originally from New York and completed my undergraduate coursework at Boston College with a B.S. in Biochemistry. I went on to study medicine and earn my M.D. from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. Following medical school, I completed residency training in Anesthesiology and fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. I became a Diplomat of the American board of Anesthesiology and Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine in 2014. In addition to my post graduate training, I have worked as an anesthesiologist with Partners in Health at Butaro Hospital in rural Rwanda and have served as expedition physician for National Geographic Expeditions.


Dr. Sara Metcalf

Sara Metcalf, MD

Originally an Oregon Native, I relocated to Reno, Nevada just before starting my undergraduate education at the University of Nevada Reno, where I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with minors in Italian studies and Spanish in 1995. I continued on with the University of Nevada School of Medicine where I received my degree in medicine in 2000. I did my Internship with the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, where I received the Intern of the Year award. I returned to Oregon for my anesthesiology residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University and finished in 2004. I then decided to return to Reno and begin my private practice career in anesthesia.

I became a diplomat for the American Board of Anesthesiology in 2005. I am a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the Nevada State Society of Anesthesiology. I am also a clinical instructor in Anesthesiology for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

I enjoy the discipline of anesthesia and the diversity if offers. I feel fortunate to have the education I have to care for my patients, and I have high standards for the care I deliver, not just during the intraoperative period but, throughout the perioperative experience.


Stephen Heape, MD

 

 


Shelli Tiller

Shelli Tiller, MD

I am a 3rd generation Nevada Native, born in Reno and a graduate of Reno High School in 1991. I completed my undergraduate coursework at the University of California at Davis with a B.S. in Physiology and a minor in Mathematics in 1995. I returned to Reno and earned my M.D. from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2000. Following medical school, I continued my intern year in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then returned to UC Davis to complete my residency training in Anesthesiology in 2005. I returned to my hometown in 2005 to begin my private practice career.

I became a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology in 2010. I am a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the Nevada State Society of Anesthesiology. I am also a clinical instructor in Anesthesiology for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.