Sam Cemaj, MD, FACS

Samuel Cemaj 

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
983280 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3280, USA
Phone: 402-559-5248
Fax: 402-559-6749

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

 Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA


Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Duke University Durham, NC
Transplant Surgery at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, PA

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery General Surgery
American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care

Academic Appointment:

Associate Professor of Surgery


 Trauma/Critical Care



  • Jawa RS, Young DH, Stothert JC, Yetter D, Dumond R, Shostrom VK,Cemaj S, Rautiainen RH, Mercer DW. Farm Machinery Injuries: A 15-year Experience at an Urban Joint Trauma Center System in a Rural State.   J Agromedicine. 2013;18(2):98-106. Abstract
  • Jawa RS, Young DH, Wagner M, Yetter D, Shostrom V, Cemaj S, Nelson L, Ramey R, Sorensen M, Schwedhelm M, Mercer DW, Stothert J. Two Hospitals with One Trauma System: A joint Approach to the care of the Injured Patient Am J Surg 4/2012 454-60 Abstract 
  • Gupta H, Gupta PK, Fang X, Miller WJ, Cemaj S, Forse RA, Morrow LE. Development and Validation of a Risk Calculator Predicting Postoperative Respiratory Falure. Chest. 11/2011: 1207-15 Abstract
  • Natarajan B, Gupta PK, Cemaj S, Sorensen M, Hatzoudis GI, Forse RA. FAST Scan: Is It Worth Doing in Hemodynamically Stable Blunt Trauma Patients? Surgery. 10/2010: 695-700 Abstract
  • Bathla L, Davies E, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Cemaj S. Timing of Traumatic Lumbar Hernia Repair: is Delayed Repair Safe? Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature. Hernia. 4/2011: 205-9 Abstract
  • Upadhyaya PK, Chava S, Bin-Sangheer S, Sudan R, Mittal SK, Cemaj S. Delayed Rupture of a Splenic Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Biliopancreatic Diversion. Obes Surg. 8/2008: 890-2 Abstract
  • Nelson BS, Heiskell LE, Cemaj S, O'Callaghan TA, Koller CE. Traumatically Injured Jehovah's Witnesses: A Sixteen Year Experience of Treatment and Transfusion Dilemmas at a Level I Trauma Center. J Trauma. 10/1995: 681-5 Abstract