Kathleen Healey, APRN, PhD

Dr. Kathleen HealeyInstructor College of Medicine

Academic Office:  Clinic Practice Location: 
988440 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8440
Phone: 402-559-9953
Fax: 402-559-3545
4242 Farnam Street, Suite 650
North Doctor's Tower
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 402-559-8600  

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Coleman 402-559-9953

University of Miami, B.S. Nursing (1987)
University of Nebraska Medical Center, M.S. Nursing (1991)
University of Nebraska Medical Center, APRN (1996)
University of Nebraska, Ph.D. Neuroscience (2005)

Hospital Appointments:
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Kathleen Healey is a nurse practitioner and Ph.D. in the Multiple Sclerosis Program at UNMC. She has worked in the MS area since 1998. Dr. Healey received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami returned to her home state and completed her Master of Science of Nursing in 1991 at the University of Nebraska College of Nursing, she obtained her Nurse Practitioner Certification in 1996 and went on to complete her Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2005. Her dissertation area was functional measures in Multiple Sclerosis and associations with MRI Parameters. She was named MS advocate of the Year in 1993 by the Nebraska Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Healey has presented numerous programs on MS to patient and provider groups locally and regionally .She has presented her research nationally. She currently holds a position with the MS Society on the Program Development Committee.

Selected Publication:

  1. Matthew L White, Yan Zhang, Kathleen Healey. Cervical Spinal Cord Multiple Sclerosis: Evaluation with 2D Multi-Echo Recombined Gradient Echo MR Imaging. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. Volume 34, Number 1, January 2011, pp. 93-98(6).
  2. Charlton, M, Patee, K, Skrabal, J, Munsinger, T, Healey, K. A Preliminary Feasibility Study of a Structured, Group Exercise Program in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: International Journal of MS Care, 2010 Summer.
  3. Leuschen, MP, Filipi, M, Healey, K. A randomized open label study of pain medication for controlling side effects of Interferon beta 1a and during its ongoing use in relapsing- remitting multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis 2004; 10:636-642.
  4. Healey K, Pavletic SZ, Al-Omaishi J, Leuschen MP, Pirruccello SJ, Filipi M, Enke C, Ursick MM, Hahn F, Bowen JD, and Nash RA. Discordant functional and inflammatory parameters in multiple sclerosis patients after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; Multiple Sclerosis, 2004;10: 284-289.