Department of Health Services Research & Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health (Primary)

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Medicine (Secondary)

Professional Summary

  • 2013-present, Professor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
  • 2007-present, Executive Director, International Health and Medical Education, UNMC
  • 1998-2007, Campus Executive Director of Community and Multicultural Affairs, UNMC
  • 1996-1997, Director, Medical Affairs, UNMC Hospital
  • 1996-1997, Associate Dean for Outreach and Planning, UNMC
  • 1993-1996, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, UNMC
  • 1992-Present, Consultant, Federal Aviation Administration Medical Certification Division
  • 1992-1996, President, University Medical Associates, UNMC
  • 1990-1992, Vice-Chairman, Associate Professor, UNMC
  • 1989-Present, Cardiologist, UNMC
  • 1977-1989, Cardiologist-Consultants in Cardiology, PC, Omaha, NE


  • MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1973
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska, 1970
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1967

Research Interests

  • Health economics
  • Payment reform effects on utilization patterns
  • Workplace wellness strategies
  • Patient education and utilization
  • Home monitoring

Selected Publications

  • Chambers WA, Stratbucker RA, Dzinsio BS, and Forker AD. Defibrillation in Cardiac Emergencies. Ed by R.S. Eliot, et al, Vol 3: p 317-336
  • Stratbucker RA, Chambers WA, and Hagen E. Defibrillator Performance Characteristics Scientific Exhibit. American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting
  • Wolf G, Chambers WA, and Wilson W. Experimental Vascular Bed Reactivity. Radiological Society of North American, 1970
  • Eliot RS, Chambers WA, and Miles RR. The Clinical and Pathophysiological Features of Myocardial Infarction and Sudden Death. Sandorama, 1974

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Texas Heart Institute, Cardiac Society

Contact Ward Alan Chambers
Ward Chambers, MD

985700 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5700