Mark W. Doubrava, M.D.

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Regent Mark Doubrava

Mark W. Doubrava, M.D.

District 7 – Clark County

Phone: (702) 794-2020
Fax: (702) 732-4108

Regent Mark W. Doubrava was elected to the Board of Regents in 2010. He was retained in the 2016 election as the representative for Clark County, District 7.

He currently serves as chair of the Health Sciences System Committee and the ad hoc Committee to Review the Roles and Responsibilities of the Chancellor. He is also a member of the Audit, Compliance and Title IX Committee; Business, Finance and Facilities Committee; and the ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee.

He served one term as Board chair (2020-2021) and one term as Board vice chair (2019-2020).

A longtime Nevadan, Doubrava graduated from Ed W. Clark High School in Las Vegas in 1981. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1985 and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1989.

Doubrava served a transitional internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and a four-year residency at Louisiana State University Eye Center (1992-1996). After completing a fellowship at the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital of New Orleans, he returned to Las Vegas where, as an ophthalmologist, he has operated a thriving medical practice since 1997.


  • University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno – 1989
    – Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas – 1985
    – Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota – 1983
  • Ed W. Clark High School, Las Vegas – 1981


  • Fellowship: Cornea and Refractive Surgery
    Preceptor: Marguerite B. McDonald, M.D.
    Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana
    July 1996 – July 1997
  • Residency: LSU Eye Center
    Louisiana State University, New Orleans
    July 1992 – June 1996 (Four year residency)
  • Internship: Transitional
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
    July 1990 – June 1991

Hospital Affiliations & Professional Experience

  • University Medical Center
  • Summerlin Hospital , Past Chair, Division of Ophthalmology
  • Eye Care for Nevada
    Solo private practice
    July 1997 – present

Civic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    – Secretariat State of Affairs Leadership Development Program, 2001
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Admissions Committee, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2007-2009
  • Search Committee for Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Nevada Health Sciences System, 2006-2007
  • NSHE Health Sciences System Citizen Advisory Committee, 2006-2007
  • Nevada Ophthalmological Society
    – President, 2004-2006
  • Clark County Medical Society
    – Board of Trustees, 2004 – 2008
    – Member since 2000
  • UNLV Alumni Association
    – Board Member, 1999 – 2002
    – Member since 1985
  • UNLV Foundation President’s Associates
  • Associated Medical Students of the University of Nevada
    – Student Body President, 1987
    – Student Executive Committee Chairman, 1987
  • Nevada State Medical Association
    – State Convention Delegate, Carson City, Nevada, 1987
  • Association of American Medical Colleges – OSR
    – National Convention Delegate, Washington, D.C., 1987
    – National Convention Alternate Delegate, New Orleans, 1986
  • American Medical Association – Medical Student Section
    – National Convention Alternate Delegate, Chicago, 1987
  • Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME)
    – Accreditation Self Study Task Force
    – University of Nevada Student Representative, 1987
  • University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Faculty Senate Student Representative
    – Academic Standards Committee, 1983-85
    – Curriculum Committee, 1983-85
    – Admissions Committee, 1983-85
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Ambassador Program
    – Co-founder and Member, 1984-85
  • Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada Senator, 1984-1985
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas Pre-Professional Association, 1983-85
  • Student Representative President’s Committee to establish UNLV Honors Program, 1985


  • Distinguished Physician of the Year 2016, Nevada State Medical Association
  • Clark County Medical Society Presidential Award, 2015
  • Consultant of the Year, Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, 2010
  • Dean’s Outstanding Alumnus Award, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2009
  • Las Vegas Life Magazine Best Doctors in Las Vegas, 2000, 02, 04, 06, 07
  • Outstanding Fellow Classmate, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Class of 1989
  • Delivered graduation speech at Academic Hooding Ceremony, 1989
  • Frank Netter CIBA Collection Book Award, 1987
  • Outstanding Senator, Consolidated Students of the University Nevada, 1984
  • UNLV Pre-professional Association Recognition Award, 1984
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-medical Honor Society
  • Salutatorian Ed W. Clark High School, Class of 1981
  • National Honor Society, 1978-8; Chapter President, 1981
  • U. S. Department of Energy, Outstanding Natural Science Student, 1981
  • Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 78 Las Vegas, 1981
  • U. S. Air Force Academy, Summer Scientific Seminar, 1980
  • Nevada Boys’ State, 1980

Research & Presentations

  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat HospitalAutonomous Excimer Laser U.S. Clinical FDA Trial Phase II and III
    Surgical Correction Low Myopia, Co-investigatorNidek Excimer Laser U.S. Clinical FDA Trial Phase II and III
    Surgical Correction Low, Moderate, and High Myopia
    Nidek EC-5000 for LASIKChiron / Technolous Excimer Laser U.S. Clinical FDA Trial Phase II and III Surgical Correction of Low Myopia and Astigmatism
  • Louisiana State University LSU Eye CenterComparison of Ablation Characteristics and Central Islands for VISX Excimer Laser Software 2.7 and 4.1
    LSU Resident’s Day June 1996
    Parabulbar Anesthesia and Cataract Surgery
    LSU Resident’s Day June, 1994
  • University of California, Los Angeles Jules Stein Eye InstituteAfferent Pupillary Defects and Pupillography
    Preceptor: Robert S. Hepler, M.D.
    February 1, 1990 thru May 31, 1990
  • University of Nevada School of MedicineLow Dose Methotrexate in the Treatment of Ocular Disease
    Pan American Implant Association Eighth Annual Winter Workshop
    Hollywood, Florida, December, 1989


Book Chapters:

  1. Marguerite B. McDonald, MD Mark W. Doubrava, MD: New Developments in Excimer Lasers. Chapter in LASIK. I Pallikaris and DS Siganos (eds) Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ 1998, pp 7-11

Scientific Articles and Abstracts:

  1. McDonald MB, Wyse T, Borodkin M, Ocmand A, Doubrava M, Kim C: First US sighted eye results on low myopia with the Autonomous Tech-nologies scanning and tracking excimer laser. Aegean Cornea III Mtg. Samos Island, Greece p 37, September 1996 Abstract.
  2. Dajud MV, Ocmand A, Doubrava M, Kim C, Srivannaboon S, Tan A,
    McDonald MB: A clinical study of contrast sensitivity after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with the Auto-nomous excimer small beam tracking laser. Inv Oph Vis Sci 38 (4) : S537-#2493, 1997. Abstract.
  3. Klyce SD, McDonald MB, Doubrava M, Kim C, Tan A: Small beam Tracking excimer laser PRK topography. Inv Oph Vis Sci 38 (4): S697-#3241, 1997. Abstract
  4. Srivannaboon S, Doubrava M, McDonald MB, Klyce SD: Prospective clinical trial comparing a topographically guided artificial Intelligence software system versus clinical expertise for fitting normal and pathologic corneas with contact lenses. Inv Oph Vis Sci 38 (4): S1089-#5091, 1997. Abstract.
  5. Klyce SD, Smolek MK, Oshika T, McDonald MB, Doubrava M, Kim C: Corneal topography after PRK. Abstract for International Congress of Ophthalmology Amsterdam, 1998.
  6. Coorpender SJ, Klyce SD, McDonald MB, Doubrava MW, Kim C, Tan AL: Corneal topography of small beam tracking excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery May 1999
  7. Mustonen RK, McDonald MB, Kim CK, Doubrava MW: Using In vivo scanning slit confocal microscopy to objectively evaluate Haze after photorefractive keratectomy. Cornea September 1998