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Meet the Vice Chair for Education

Chandra Are, MBBS completed his training at the Hyderabad Private School in India and then completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Osmania Medical College in India. He later attended Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD as the Halsted Surgery Resident as well as the Halsted Assistant Chief of Service instructor with Dr. John Cameron. Following his surgical residency, he completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY and then was recruited to the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2007 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology within the Department of Surgery.  Within a short time, Dr. Are was promoted to Associate Professor, obtained a courtesy appointment in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy, and became our Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program in 2011.  Also, in 2013 he was named as the Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Surgery. 

Some of Dr. Are’s greatest contributions have been in the areas of teaching. He has consistently received excellent evaluations by the surgery residents during his tenure at UNMC. He independently initiated and developed an open surgical skills training curriculum using cadavers in the anatomy lab. He also developed an international clinical and research rotation for our general surgery residents in India. Dr. Are has been equally active in medical student teaching, initiating and developing a surgical anatomy curriculum for first year medical students in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy, Genetics and Cell Biology. This curriculum includes not only didactic lectures but also anatomical demonstrations of abdominal surgical procedures.  Dr. Are's innovation and dedication to education has been a vital asset to the Department of Surgery.

Chandra Are, MBBS
Chandra Are, MD
"The principles of my teaching include, taking trainees for what they are in all forms and shapes, providing them with educational tools that combine the best of the past with creatively innovative methods of the future, nurture them to their maximum potential which makes them individually better and translates collectively to a healthy and productive society."  Read more about Dr. Are's teaching philosophy.