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Join Our Dermatology Team at the new University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Dermatology in Omaha, Nebraska.

Our Team Vision: To build an innovative, dynamic, and collegial department of dermatology with priorities for providing exceptional patient care, education of students and residents, and transformative research.

Our Team Values: Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Courage, Healing (ITEACH)

With our team you will find:

We are seeking BC/BE Dermatology trained physicians committed to delivering excellent patient care, with opportunities for teaching, research and leadership.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must.

As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center is committed to the health of our community and the education of a 21st century health care work force.

Specific questions may be directed to: Ashley Wysong MD, MS Chair for Department of Dermatology Email: karle.olnes

Applications are being accepted online at http://

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply


Director of Research

The successful Director of Research candidate will be a MD, MD/PhD. The primary responsibility is to provide leadership in research settings for the Department of Dermatology. Incumbent will be responsible for building infrastructure, which includes the development of operating procedures. These operating procedures may include IRB creation, submission, and compliance; investigational device exemption creation, submission, and compliance; Principal Investigator support with protocol development and/or modification; clinical subject management’ contract negotiation with sponsors in coordination with Department Administrator and Administrative Business Associate; and ensuring all federal and state regulations are followed completely. The incumbent will participate in mentoring of learners and colleagues across the education spectrum.

UNMC is a premier academic medical center with newly built research and clinical space. Total campus research space is approximately 1 million square feet. Active training programs exist in basic and clinical sciences.

Pediatric Dermatology Faculty

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (Children’s) is seeking an academic pediatric dermatologist to serve as Chief of Pediatric Dermatology. Children’s is a vibrant, free-standing pediatric teaching hospital and Nebraska’s only full-service pediatric specialty health care center focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, advocacy and research, spanning from clinical and outcomes-based research to basic science and translational research. The hospital is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth to address local, regional, national and global patient care.

The hospital has a Level IV Regional NICU, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialized Clinical Pediatric Services, and 24/7 Pediatric Intensivists.  Additionally, it offers more than 50 specialty clinics, greater than 200 specialists, 14 Satellite Offices, multiple Pediatric Fellowship programs and is Magnet Certified. Campus expansion plans will add more than 100 beds to the existing 145 and will include an expansion to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center and Fetal Surgery, Infant MRI, full urology support with new urodynamic suite, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Center including dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department and new operating rooms, one of which will have intraoperative MRI and navigational system. The expansion also will provide new facilities to support education and clinical and outcomes research. Children’s has recently approved a 7,800 sq. ft. remodel of their Cass II ambulatory clinic location for dermatology. The newly renovated space is projected to open doors to patients in September 2021 with easy drive up parking. The Division Chief will have the unique opportunity to help design the new clinical space.

The Division Chief will provide overall clinical leadership for the practice of Pediatric Dermatology. The ideal candidate will possess the necessary leadership experience to develop and implement the clinical, education, research and advocacy goals of the institution, including building a strong fellowship training program for Pediatric Dermatology. In addition to the administrative responsibilities of the Division, this individual will share in the clinical responsibilities. The position involves providing outpatient and inpatient care to children and adolescents. The Chief of Pediatric Dermatology will work closely with the Department of Dermatology and hold a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Medicine. The Child Health Research Institute provides start-up funding and infrastructure for clinical, basic science or translational research. Research interests are strongly desired and supported.


About Children’s Hospital & Medical Center                     

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha is a 145-bed nonprofit organization caring for children since 1948. Patients are referred from throughout the region for the treatment of complex or unusual diseases in addition to pediatric primary care. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is the only full-service, pediatric healthcare center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond. The facility is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Its regional heart center offers expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. Children’s also is recognized as a 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric specialties: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics and Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders.

Mission - To improve the life of every child — through dedication to exceptional clinical care, research, education, and advocacy.

Vision - To be a global leader for children’s health.


Children's Hospital & Medical Center has a rich history, based on community involvement and service to children. The original Children's Memorial Hospital was founded in 1948 by Dr. C.W.M. Poynter, Dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, with a vision that no child in need of medical care would be turned away due to an inability to pay. Today, families from across a five-state region and beyond, seek the experience and expertise of Children's Hospital & Medical Center. Children's provides care to more than 250,000 children each year. In early 2016, Children's opened a new outpatient surgery center in west Omaha to meet the growing demand for pediatric surgical services. The 10,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility includes three operating rooms (with room to build a fourth), 18 pre- and post-surgery rooms and three consultation rooms.

Children's provides a dynamic environment in which compassion and expertise combine to provide a superior patient experience. As a freestanding children's hospital and the only provider of a full complement of pediatric services in the state of Nebraska, Children's strives for continued excellence with a strong vision for the future. Children's has attained Magnet recognition three consecutive times, as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Centers (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing. In May 2016, Children's once again received accreditation from the Joint Commission, affirming the hospital's high level of quality care and continued perseverance to be a High Reliability Organization.

The Specialty Pediatric Center at Children's Hospital & Medical Center opened to patients in September 2010. It is the largest outpatient specialty center in the region, dedicated to meeting the unique needs of pediatric patients. At five stories tall and 135,000 square feet, the Specialty Pediatric Center is home to more than 50 pediatric-focused clinics that schedule more than 94,000 patient visits each year.

Children's provides for the healthcare needs of children throughout the region, with outreach clinics in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Norfolk and North Platte, Nebraska; Sioux City and Atlantic, Iowa; and Sioux Falls and Rapid City, South Dakota. They also have a free-standing specialty pediatric clinic in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Children's Home Healthcare has provided in-home services since 1984, working cooperatively with medical providers in the region to provide pediatric equipment and medical supplies, home health nursing, pharmaceutical services, respiratory therapy, private-duty services, custom rehabilitation, nutrition therapy and other patient services. Children's Home Healthcare is Joint Commission accredited and Medicare/Medicaid certified.

Children's serves as a pediatric inpatient training site for medical school and residency programs at the UNMC and Creighton University School of Medicine, as well as for many of the region's nursing and health profession schools. Physicians affiliated with Children's are actively encouraged and supported in performing basic and applied research. The Pediatric Institutional Review Board has approved more than 200 research projects/clinical trials and physician faculty members receive administrative support for these projects from the Pediatric Research Office housed at Children’s.

Child Health Research Institute

The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) aims to fund and support research that advances knowledge about childhood health and diseases. Established June 1, 2017 by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and endorsed by the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Board of Directors, the CHRI is a team of dedicated clinicians, investigators and educators, coming together to improve the lives of children through research. Its mission is to promote research in pediatric health, consolidate research in pediatric disease and provide resources to faculty investigators.

The institute provides a chance to build on existing partnership and research, as well as extend findings to the entire research community. The Child Health Research Institute supports all areas of pediatric research. Faculty and staff perform a wide range of research activities to advance knowledge about childhood diseases. The research encompasses all areas, including:

Fast Facts (2018)

 Hubbard Center for Children

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is poised to embark on a new era of dramatic transformation and significant growth that will change — and save — countless young lives into the future. Since its founding in 1948 in the midst of the polio epidemic, Children’s has been on the leading edge of pediatric care in Omaha and across the region. This has led to steady, significant growth in the number of patients served and the variety of programs and services we provide. Each year, Children’s touches the lives of more than 150,000 children.

Growth projections also make it abundantly clear that Children’s must grow both in scope and space to continue to meet the needs of children and families. This is why Children’s is building the Hubbard Center for Children, a cutting-edge expansion that will elevate Children’s campus at 84th & Dodge Streets and accelerate efforts to build one of the nation’s leading epicenters of pediatric healthcare. The center is expected to open in 2021 and will have nine floors with 460,000 square feet of new and renovated space.

The Hubbard Center for Children will be home to an expanded Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Center and much more. It will be built between the hospital and the Specialty Pediatric Center, creating a third structure along West Dodge Road that will integrate architecturally with the existing buildings. The buildings will connect so that staff and patients will be able to move conveniently through all three spaces. New construction also will include a parking garage to meet the growing parking needs for patient families and staff.