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Joseph Adashek, MD

Dr. Joey Adashek is a Board Certified OB/GYN physician and is Board Certified in the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine which is the care of high-risk pregnant women.

He grew up mostly in Chicago and in Los Angeles. He went to UCLA for his undergraduate degree and went to medical school at Penn State University. Following medical school he did his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and his Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine.

After Fellowship, he stayed on as faculty at UC Irvine and was soon recruited to join University of Nevada, Reno, which, at that time was at UMC.

He started his own Maternal-Fetal Medicine practice in 2001 at named it Desert Perinatal Associates. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Paul Wilkes joined Dr. Adashek after completing his Fellowship. At this time, Desert Perinatal Associates has 9 providers, four offices and over 100 employees. At this time, there are more than 40,000 patients visit per year.

In terms of hospital appointments, he was the first OB/GYN Chairman of Southern Hills Hospital and currently serves as Chairman of Maternal-Fetal medicine at that hospital. He has been Chairman of Maternal-Fetal Medicine or Vice-Chairman of Summerlin Hospital since 2001. At this time, he serves as the Maternal-Fetal Medicine consultant for the Valley Health System High Reliability Unit which involves all of the OB/GYN Chairpersons and nursing directors of Summerlin, Henderson, Spring Valley and Centennial Hospitals.

The Governor appointed him to be on Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine which he served on for two years as well as the State of Nevada Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Committee which he has served on for the past ten years. More recently, he was appointed to the State of Nevada Maternal Mortality Review Committee. This Committee investigates each and every maternal death that occurs in the State of Nevada. In terms of his service to organized medicine, he serves as an alternate delegate from the State of Nevada to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates. The House of Delegates agrees on policies by the physicians from all 50 states along with all the specialties and subspecialties in the United States. There are two delegates and two alternate delegates that represent the State of Nevada.

He joined the Clark County Medical Society/Nevada State Medical Association in 1996 when he first came to Las Vegas. He served on many committees over the years and was elected as President of the Clark County Medical Society in 2017- 2018. He was President during the shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival and was fortunate enough to accept awards on behalf of the physicians in Southern Nevada who presented themselves to the hospitals in the middle of the night to care for more than 800 shooting victims–all of which received injuries all at the same time. At that time, no one could ever say that the best medical care was outside Nevada as every single patient that presented to the emergency room alive survived. He has received numerous awards including Person of the Year by Planned Parenthood in Nevada as well as the yearly award presented by the Leukemia society. Dr. Adashek is a pilot and flies patients for an organization known as Angel Flight. This organization flies patients to their doctors’ appointments either from outside of Las Vegas to Las Vegas, or, for specialized care at other universities such as UCLA. He also flied kids to specialized camps such as the burn camp near Lake Arrowhead. Dr. Adashek has been married for 23 years and has a daughter at the University of Oregon and adopted another daughter who is at NYU.

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