Dr. andrew Oshiro, MD FAAP
Andrew Oshiro, MD FAAP is a board certified pediatrician working at Oshiro Pediatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada. He did his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. He went to medical school at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He did his three year pediatric internship/residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. After residency, he worked at Premier Family Medical Center in Las Vegas from 1996-2000. In 2000, he started Oshiro Pediatrics.
He is married to and works with Dr. Vicki Hom. They have two children, aged 22 years and 18 years of age.
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Dr. Vicki Hom, MD FAAP
Vicki Hom, MD FAAP is one of the four healthcare providers working at Oshiro Pediatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Hom is a board certified pediatrician.
Dr. Hom was born in New York's Chinatown. She went to high school at Stuyvesant High School in New York. She did her undergraduate studies at Harvard University majoring in biology and graduating magna cum laude. She went to medical school at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. During her second year of medical school, she joined the Air Force under the Healthcare Professionals Scholarship program. She did a three year pediatric internship/residency at Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi, Mississippi. After residency, she worked at Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas as a staff pediatrician. She separated from the Air Force in 1999 after attaining the rank of major. In 1999, she started working at Prem Pediatrics. In July 2000, Dr. Hom joined her husband at the recently established Oshiro Pediatrics.
She is married to and works with Dr. Andrew Oshiro. They have two children, aged 22 years and 17 years of age.
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Noelle Cerdan, DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP
Noelle Cerdan, DNP, APRN, CPNP is one of the four healthcare providers working at Oshiro Pediatrics. PNP Cerdan joined the practice in June 2009. She is a pediatric nurse pracitioner (PNP) and is board certified (CPNP). She is providing pediatric services just like Dr. Hom and Dr. Oshiro. A pediatric nurse practitioner provides services just like a physician's assistant (PA) or a nurse practitioner (NP). A pediatric nurse practitioner, however, has had more extensive pediatric training. Whereas a PA or a NP trains to take care of both pediatric patients and adult patients, a PNP trains to solely take care of pediatric patients.
PNP Cerdan completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nursing at UNLV and has her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). She has worked at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit and worked at St. Rose-San Martin on the general pediatric floor. She is a fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. In 2011, she published her research on asthma in Applied Nursing Research. She is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
PNP Cerdan is precepting one UNLV nurse practitioner student at a time each Summer semester. She does not precept NP students during the Fall or Spring semesters.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling around the world. Follow her travels on Instagram: @tempestswept
Amanda knowles, PA-C
Amanda Knowles, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant. She joined Oshiro Pediatrics in May 2018.
PA Knowles was the valedictorian at Community College High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern Utah University with a B.S. in Athletic Training. She received her M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro University in Henderson, Nevada. Her prior work experience has included working as a physical therapy technician, scribe and billing assistant at an orthopedic office, and head athletic trainer at Palo Verde High school. She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer. Prior to joining Oshiro Pediatrics, PA Knowles worked at The Pediatric Center in Las Vegas Nevada. Her special interests include supporting breastfeeding mothers and making memories with her husband and three young sons. Her strong ties to Las Vegas make her an excellent addition to Oshiro Pediatrics!