Touro University Nevada Welcomes Dr. Daliah Wachs to its Faculty
Touro University of Nevada is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Daliah Wachs to its faculty as the Director of Communication Skills and Service Learning.
Throughout her career, Dr. Wachs has been dedicated to serving the Southern Nevada community through extensive charitable work and educational programs. In her new role at Touro University Nevada, Dr. Wachs will continue this commitment by overseeing community outreach programs and service learning in addition to managing operations of the university’s mobile healthcare clinics and women’s clinic at Shade Tree.
“Dr. Wachs joining the team at Touro is tremendous for our students,” said Dr. John Dougherty, Dean of Touro’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Her communication skills and passion for educating the Southern Nevada community while expanding awareness of healthcare opportunities will advance Touro’s goals and commitment to educating our students through service learning.”
For the past 16 years, Dr. Wachs owned and operated a Las Vegas-based primary care practice in addition to climbing the ladder in the broadcasting world. In 2009 she launched a radio show as a community service to offer medical advice and education to listeners and by 2011, she was syndicated. Her show has quickly become one of the fastest expanding programs in broadcast. The media maven also has vast television experience having appeared on a variety of programming from localized newscasts to several appearances on HISTORY’s hit TV series “Pawn Stars” as an expert in antique medical equipment.
Dr. Wachs received an academic scholarship to attend UNLV for her undergraduate education and earned her Honors degree graduating cum laude. From there she went on to pursue her passion in healthcare by attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, training and completing her fourth year at UCLA. She began her three-year family medicine residency in Las Vegas, which she completed as Chief Resident in 2000.
About Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established in 2004 to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN is home to nearly 1,400 students, in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702- 777-8687.
About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 29 branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/news/