Our Chairman

Steven J. Lisco, MD, FCCM, FCCP is Chairman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology.

Prior to his arrival at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Dr. Lisco served on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He served as Director of the division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Co-medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at UC Health - University Hospital. He also served as the director of Out-of-OR Anesthesiology as well as the program director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship.

“Dr. Lisco has a clear vision and excellent experience in a highly regarded anesthesiology program as well as in critical care medicine,” said Bradley Britigan, MD, dean of the UNMC College of Medicine. “He is a very enthusiastic, forward thinker who works well with others and supports the team approach that is so necessary in the new environment of health care reform.”

A fellow of both the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Lisco’s research and clinical interests are in critical care medicine, bloodless medicine and management of anemia.

He completed his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Lisco did his internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, his anesthesiology residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a critical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lisco also served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Mt. Sinai Medical School.