College of Medicine

Bradley Britigan, MD

Bradley Britigan, MDBradley Britigan, MD, appreciates and understands the unique missions of academic medical centers and how they are different from other hospitals and physician practices.

A Minnesota native who grew up in St. Louis, Dr. Britigan, an internal medicine/infectious disease specialist, was named dean of the UNMC College of Medicine in 2011 after seven years at the University of Cincinnati as chair of internal medicine which was preceded by 17 years at the University of Iowa. He also has had a 25-year relationship with the VA.  

With its full complement of clinical specialties and subspecialties, as well as strong commitments to excellence in biomedical education and research, Dr. Britigan believes UNMC is well positioned to take care of just about any medical need.

“We must continue to grow and expand our clinical programs,” Dr. Britigan said. “There should be no reason why people would ever have to leave Omaha for their health care needs. Our cutting edge research and education programs complement and enhance the quality of our clinical expertise. At the same time we need to continue to train the next generation of health care providers to meet the demands of the entire state of Nebraska – from rural to urban.”

Dr. Britigan also places a high value on research. His own research focuses on bacterial infections of the lungs. During his academic career, his research has been primarily funded by the National Institutes of Health and the VA.

He was elected to membership in two of the most prestigious societies in academic medicine – the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. As dean, he is determined to expand all aspects of UNMC’s research enterprise, particularly emphasizing interdisciplinary translational research approaches.