Bruce A. Buehler, MD

Bruce BuehlerBruce A. Buehler, MD
Genetic Medicine Department
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985440 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5440

Phone: (402) 559-3446

Professional Summary:

Bruce Buehler is a professor of Pediatrics and Pathology. Dr. Buehler began his career working with individuals with disabilities at the University of Florida in 1970. He completed training in genetics, endocrinology, and metabolism in 1977 after a year as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. He spent four years in Utah as the Director of the Utah State Training School as well as the Director of Genetics at the University of Utah. He left Utah to take the Directorship of Genetics and eventually the Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute at the University of Nebraska in 1981. Dr. Buehler was appointed Chairperson of Pediatrics in September of 1994. He stepped down as Chairman and Director in 2008. He continues to practice Clinical Genetics and to do clinics throughout the region. In addition, Dr. Buehler has a local medical segment during the midday news on the local CBS channel and has spoken around the country and throughout the world on the subject of medically handicapped and fragile individuals, and drug susceptibility of the fetus in utero. He is presently working on a degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.


MD University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, 1970
BS University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1966

Courses Taught:

Growth and Development....First Year Medical Students
Genetics....3rd and 4th year Medical Students

Research Interests and Projects:

  • Child Health Clinic Program, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Nebraska Department of Health
  • Study of Epoxide Hydrolase in the Cause of Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome, March of Dimes
  • Pregnancy Environmental Exposure Information Project
  • Maternal Child Health Interdisciplinary Professional Training Program Grant
  • Expansion of Genetic Birth Defects Service Grant

Professional Affiliations:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Medical Genetics
  • The American College of Physician Executives
  • American Medical Association
  • American Pediatric Society
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Association of Clinical Scientists
  • The Great Plains Clinical Genetics Society
  • Metro Omaha Medical Society
  • Omaha Midwest Clinical Society, Section on Pediatrics
  • Omaha 2000 Board of Director
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Southern Society for Pediatric Research
  • Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders (SOFT)
  • Teratology Society
  • Western Society for Pediatric Research