Our Physicians

STEFAN N. CHOCK, MD, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery &

Critical Care Surgery

CHRIS FISHER, MD, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery &

Critical Care Surgery

BEN DAVIS, MD, MPH, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

NANCY RIVERA, MD, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

BRANDY PADILLA-JONES, MD, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

SHERI STUCKE, PhD, APRN, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery


Our Physicians

STEFAN N. CHOCK, MD, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery &

Critical Care Surgery

CHRIS FISHER, MD, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery &

Critical Care Surgery

BEN DAVIS, MD, MPH, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

NANCY RIVERA, MD, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

BRANDY PADILLA-JONES, MD, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

SHERI STUCKE, PhD, APRN, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

CHRIS FISHER, MD, FACS Trauma Surgery, General Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

Chris Fisher, MD is a pioneer of trauma care programs in the state of Nevada, being directly involved with the development of the Level II Trauma Center at Sunrise Hospital. He is Medical Director of the Trauma Department at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, is dual board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. At Desert Surgical Associates, Dr. Fisher implements his skills and years of experience to successfully treat complex biliary, intestinal, and pancreatic diseases as well as hernias, providing patients with state-of-the-art surgical techniques and treatments to ensure the best outcomes. Through his work in the field of trauma treatment of various types, he has become a sought-after teacher and has participated in presentations across the country. Dr. Fisher Doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey did a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of California SD. In addition, he trained at the prestigious Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA., and did a residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

Dr. Fisher enjoys sports car and motorcycle racing, outdoor sports such as skiing and hiking, and playing with his two dogs-a a German Shepherd and Doberman--whom he considers "members of the family".

CHRIS FISHER, MD, FACS Trauma Surgery, General Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

Chris Fisher, MD is a pioneer of trauma care programs in the state of Nevada, being directly involved with the development of the Level II Trauma Center at Sunrise Hospital. He is Medical Director of the Trauma Department at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, is dual board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. At Desert Surgical Associates, Dr. Fisher implements his skills and years of experience to successfully treat complex biliary, intestinal, and pancreatic diseases as well as hernias, providing patients with state-of-the-art surgical techniques and treatments to ensure the best outcomes. Through his work in the field of trauma treatment of various types, he has become a sought-after teacher and has participated in presentations across the country. Dr. Fisher Doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey did a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of California SD. In addition, he trained at the prestigious Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA., and did a residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

Dr. Fisher enjoys sports car and motorcycle racing, outdoor sports such as skiing and hiking, and playing with his two dogs-a a German Shepherd and Doberman--whom he considers "members of the family".

Nancy Rivera, MD General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

Nancy Rivera, MD, fellowship-trained in Surgical Critical Care medicine and board-certified in General Surgery, joins the elite staff of Desert Surgical Associates in August of 2018. Dr. Rivera, a New Mexican native, did her undergraduate training at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.

She subsequently attained her Medical Doctorate at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Rivera’s General Surgery Residency training was completed at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2011-2016), where she was named Outstanding Chief Resident in Emergency General Surgery in 2016. Following residency, Dr. Rivera relocated to Las Vegas where she completed her Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship training at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. (2016-2018). She cares for patients in the field of general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, trauma, and critical care. Dr. Rivera’s areas of interest include emergency surgery and breast surgery, as well as colorectal surgery, gall bladder surgeries, abdominal wall reconstruction, hernia repair, reflux surgeries and more. Dr Rivera is bilingual in English & Spanish.

Nancy Rivera, MD General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

Nancy Rivera, MD, fellowship-trained in Surgical Critical Care medicine and board-certified in General Surgery, joins the elite staff of Desert Surgical Associates in August of 2018. Dr. Rivera, a New Mexican native, did her undergraduate training at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.

She subsequently attained her Medical Doctorate at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Rivera’s General Surgery Residency training was completed at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2011-2016), where she was named Outstanding Chief Resident in Emergency General Surgery in 2016. Following residency, Dr. Rivera relocated to Las Vegas where she completed her Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship training at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. (2016-2018). She cares for patients in the field of general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, trauma, and critical care. Dr. Rivera’s areas of interest include emergency surgery and breast surgery, as well as colorectal surgery, gall bladder surgeries, abdominal wall reconstruction, hernia repair, reflux surgeries and more. Dr Rivera is bilingual in English & Spanish.

SHERI STUCKE, PhD, APRN Trauma Surgery, General Surgery & Critical Care Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Sheri Stucke exhibits expert knowledge in trauma and general surgery. While she graduated with her bachelor's degree in nursing and psychology, she trod down a path that lead her to obtain her Master of Science degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in addition to her Nurse Practitioner Degree and ultimately earn a Doctor of Philosophy by 2005. Dr. Stucke has since taken on roles in nursing and academics, from being trauma and general surgery nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania to conducting research in Pennsylvania and New York. She was also employed as an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Stucke has been the trauma and general surgery nurse practitioner with this group since 2005 and continues to focus on patient care, clinical research, education, and giving back to the community.

SHERI STUCKE, PhD, APRN Trauma Surgery, General Surgery & Critical Care Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Sheri Stucke exhibits expert knowledge in trauma and general surgery. While she graduated with her bachelor's degree in nursing and psychology, she trod down a path that lead her to obtain her Master of Science degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in addition to her Nurse Practitioner Degree and ultimately earn a Doctor of Philosophy by 2005. Dr. Stucke has since taken on roles in nursing and academics, from being trauma and general surgery nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania to conducting research in Pennsylvania and New York. She was also employed as an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Stucke has been the trauma and general surgery nurse practitioner with this group since 2005 and continues to focus on patient care, clinical research, education, and giving back to the community.

STEFAN N. CHOCK, MD, Robotic Surgery, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

Dr. Stefan N. Chock is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside. He earned his master's degree and doctor of medicine degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed his fellowship training in surgical, critical care, and trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center's prestigious Baltimore Schock Trauma Center Pennsylvania. As an original member of the Desert Surgical Associates group, Dr. Chock helped to develop the trauma critical care program at Sunrise Hospital and continues to be involved in changes to the program.

STEFAN N. CHOCK, MD, Robotic Surgery, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

Dr. Stefan N. Chock is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside. He earned his master's degree and doctor of medicine degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed his fellowship training in surgical, critical care, and trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center's prestigious Baltimore Schock Trauma Center Pennsylvania. As an original member of the Desert Surgical Associates group, Dr. Chock helped to develop the trauma critical care program at Sunrise Hospital and continues to be involved in changes to the program.

Ben Davis, MD, MPH, FACS, Acute Care Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Dr. Ben Davis earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his general surgical residency at the University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, Missouri where he was subsequently chief resident.

He completed fellowships in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, Columbia, Missouri, and thoracic oncology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health, where he earned an MPH.


Dr. Davis practices general surgery, surgical critical care, and trauma surgery. He has contributed to the formation of the trauma programs at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; both programs met the criteria to become American College of Surgeons Verified Level II trauma programs.


He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general surgery and surgical critical care. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Ben Davis, MD, MPH, FACS, Acute Care Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Dr. Ben Davis earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his general surgical residency at the University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, Missouri where he was subsequently chief resident.

He completed fellowships in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, Columbia, Missouri, and thoracic oncology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health, where he earned an MPH.


Dr. Davis practices general surgery, surgical critical care, and trauma surgery. He has contributed to the formation of the trauma programs at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; both programs met the criteria to become American College of Surgeons Verified Level II trauma programs.


He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general surgery and surgical critical care. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

BRANDY PADILLA-JONES, MD, FACS, Trauma Surgery, General Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

Dr. Brandy Padilla-Jones, MD is a General Surgery Specialist and has over 8 years of experience in the medical field.

She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO / SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 2012. She was Fellowship trained at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. Her undergraduate training took place at Fort Lewis College where she earned a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2006.

BRANDY PADILLA-JONES, MD, FACS, Trauma Surgery, General Surgery & Critical Care Surgery

Dr. Brandy Padilla-Jones, MD is a General Surgery Specialist and has over 8 years of experience in the medical field.

She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO / SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 2012. She was Fellowship trained at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. Her undergraduate training took place at Fort Lewis College where she earned a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2006.

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Our Doctors

DSA's team of qualified doctors is always ready to help you.

Location

Our Location is 24/7 is situated at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and is always available for you.

Appointments

We recommend requesting an appointment through our online form.

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