Touro University

874 American Pacific Drive, Henderson, 89014

Our Mission

To provide quality education programs in the fields of health care and education in concert with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity.

Our Vision

Educating caring professionals to serve, to lead, and to teach.

Our Goals

Touro is the largest medical school in Nevada and founded upon the Judaic values of teaching, service, and learning—and they represent our core values as well. Our desire is to provide expanded health care and education services to our Nevada community and beyond. We strive to demonstrate our values in every interaction. In addition, we hope to keep at least 100 new physicians from each graduating class in the state of Nevada. Over the next decade, Touro is expected to graduate half the total physician workforce in the Silver State.

Fundraising Opportunities

At Touro, service to the community is central to our mission and all of our programs have a community service/service-learning component. Some of our many contributions to the community include:

• Scholarships help recruit outstanding future physicians and health care providers to the Silver State.
• Endowments strengthen the fabric of the University—from deanships to professorships to scholarships.
• Named gifts provide a lasting legacy for vital campus spaces.
• The Engelstad Research Complex for Biomedical and Human Performance Research serves humanity and contributes to intellectual progress through cutting-edge scientific research.
• The Health Center at Touro serves the community through medical specialties such as rheumatology, primary care, geriatrics, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
• The Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities provides diagnosis and treatment services for children from age 18 months through 13 years.
• The Stallman Touro Clinic at The Shade Tree provides free medical care to abused and unhoused women and children.
• The Mobile Healthcare Clinic Initiative at Touro provides on-site medical care to many who are among our community’s most underserved populations including Nevada’s unhoused population, unhoused veterans, and low-income seniors.
• The Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation offers students and the community a hands-on experience learning with realistic simulation equipment, allowing them to master their skills.
• The Stephen J. Cloobeck Regional Center for Disaster Life Support provides educational courses to students, health care providers, first responders, law enforcement, and other community members on disaster preparation.

Volunteer Opportunities

Preceptorships: Serving as a medical or health care preceptor is an impactful way to mentor our students and help the physicians and health care professionals of the future. Touro is always seeking additional preceptors.

Campus President and Provost

Andrew Priest, EdD, PT

Year Established


Service Area

The state of Nevada and beyond

Board of Directors

Javaid Anwar, M.D.
Monterey Brookman, M.A.
Joe Casper
George Chanos
Jeff Cooper
David Dahan
Jaldeep Daulat, D.O.
Bruce Ford
Anne Marie Jones
Sam Kaufman
John Laub
Michael E. Minden
Fafie Moore 
Trish Nash
Jacqueline L. Nguyen, Esq
Steven Peralta
Howard Perlman
Cindy Reiman
Harry Singh
Michael Tang
John Wanderer
Rita Vaswani

Vice President for Advancement

Dena Potestio, CAP
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