The Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada provides a wide range of services for those affected by inherited bleeding and clotting disorders, including those listed below.
Alan Ikeda, M.D.
Dr. Ikeda joined the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada in 2011. He is a Board Certified Pediatrician and is Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology Oncology. The Children’s Specialty Center worked to recruit Dr. Ikeda in part because of his skills in managing the complexities and needs of bone marrow transplant patients. His research interests include stem cell transplants as well as cell and gene therapies.
Dr. Ikeda received his M.D. from the John A. Burns School of Medicine where he also completed his residency in Pediatrics. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He served as the Assistant Director of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant program at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. He is also a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, an international collaboration of children’s cancer research protocols. Dr Ikeda has received several grants and awards for his research efforts in Sickle Cell Disease and Gene therapy.
Dr. Ikeda was born and raised in Hawaii and has been known to entertain patients by playing the guitar.
More about Dr. Alan: Video
Amber Federizo, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Amber is a bit of a rarity–she’s a native Nevadan who grew up in rural Nevada in towns such as Eureka, Carson City, and Fallon, NV. She is an alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno and was able to complete her education thanks to the support of scholarships provided by Nevadans for Nevadans such as the Millenium and Pennington scholarships. She is grateful to have the opportunity to return the gift by providing medical care to the community which supported her.
Looking back, it’s probably not a huge surprise she went into medicine. As she points out, as a child she can remember playing alongside her brother with Legos and keeping Lego men alive in elaborate brick hospitals until such time as the rest of their body pieces could be found or they fully recovered. (As it turns out her brother would always build things like police cars, and he’s now a police officer!)
Amber is especially grateful to provide medical services and expertise to those in rural areas. She understands how difficult it can be to access even basic medical care for those living several hours away from a metropolitan area. She is among those from the Hemophilia Treatment Center who travel several times a year to provide on site clinics for those with inherited bleeding disorders in areas which include Winnemucca, the Owyhee Indian community, Ely and Elko. Clinics in Reno are held more frequently occurring about twice a month. Her love of Nevada and its residents runs deep.
She adds: “I plan on running with the pack (University of Nevada, Reno representing Northern Nevada) and living with the rebels (University of Nevada, Las Vegas representing Southern Nevada) to ensure all Nevadans with bleeding disorders are cared for.”
Nik Abdul-Rashid, M.D.
Dr. Rashid joined the Children’s Specialty Center in 2014. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine In New York, and pediatric residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. Prior to moving to NY, she worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust in the United Kingdom after receiving her Medical Degree (Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine; BSBM) from the University of Nottingham Medical School, United Kingdom. Dr Rashid is a strong advocate for ensuring children with cancer and chronic diseases receive the help they need to succeed in school. She is also director of the Sickle Cell Treatment Center, a sub-specialty clinic of the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada. Dr. Rashid volunteers with Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, as an educational facilitator in providing lectures and workshops to the community.
Dr. Rashid is active in clinical research and teaching. She is a member of the Nevada CCOP and is a co-investigator for clinical trials available through the Children’s Oncology Group. She is also a member of the Cancer Committee at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. She is an adjunct Faculty member of Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Nevada School of Medicine. She is currently a member of several professional associations and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Rashid is originally from Malaysia. She is married and has two children. In her spare time, she loves to hike, travel and eat great food.
Waseem Alhushki, M.D.
Dr. Alhushki joined Children’s Specialty Center in 2013. He developed a passion for Pediatric Hematology Oncology while working at King Hussein Cancer Center. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Eligible in Pediatric Hematology Oncology in 2014.
In 2006, Dr. Alhushki volunteered in three local missions as part of the medical team of “Operation Smile”, an organization that aims at reaching children all over the world with cleft lip/palate deformities. He also participated in designing and conducting workshops on healthy life styles, conflict resolution and team work in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
In 2007 he joined the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatrics residency program at Wayne State University and graduated in 2010. He was also honored with the General Pediatric Clinic Outstanding Continuity Clinic Resident Award, Academic year 2009-2010.
Kanyalakshmi Ayyanar, M.D.
Dr. Ayyanar joined the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, in 2015. Dr. Ayyanar is a fellowship trained Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist with expertise in the management of children and young adults affected by brain and spinal cord tumors. Dr. Ayyanar was most recently Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She will be the only full time physician based in Nevada who is trained in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. Her research interests include high grade brain tumors.
Dr. Ayyanar completed her Pediatric residency at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York following which she completed an additional fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ayyanar is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group and a member of various professional organizations including American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Society of Neuro-oncology. Her research interests include high grade brain tumors.
Dr. Ayyanar was born and raised in India and received her medical degree from the Madurai Medical College, Dr. M.G.R. Medical University.
Arlene Bayreder, Nurse Practitioner
Arlene is a graduate of the College of New Rochelle in New York and worked as a staff nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York dealing primarily with children with cancer. She obtained her advanced practice degree from Columbia University and moved to Las Vegas in 1991. She has held positions at University Medical Center (UMC) and Sunrise Hospital where she was Nurse Practitioner on the Pediatric Hematology Oncology floor. Arlene is also a member of the National Women’s Charity League, a wife and mother of three.
Erin Foster-Vre Non, Nurse Practitioner
We provide treatment, diagnosis and other related services in our Las Vegas and Reno clinic locations. We also provide regular Comprehensive Clinics throughout the year in the cities of Ely, Elko, Winnemucca, and the Owyhee Indian Community.
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Reno, Nevada 89509
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