University of Nebraska Medical Center

Angela Hewlett, MD, MS

Global Center for Health Security Scholar
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Orthopedic Infectious Diseases Service and Nebraska Biocontainment Unit
George W. Orr MD and Linda Orr Chair in Health Security

Angela Hewlett

Angela Hewlett MD, MS, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the University of Nebraska College of Public Health and is the George W. Orr and Linda Orr Chair in Health Security.  Dr. Hewlett serves as Medical Director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, where she actively participated in the care of several patients with Ebola virus disease, and has since provided subject matter expertise through the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC), the SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program, and multiple other national and international biopreparedness advisory groups and venues.  Dr. Hewlett currently directs the COVID-19 Infectious Diseases team at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, and serves as an Infectious Diseases Advisor for the US Olympic Team and Little League International.  She has authored more than 100 publications and book chapters.  Her textbook ‘Planning for Bioemergencies: A Guide for Healthcare Facilities’ was released in 2018.  

Dr. Hewlett earned a BA in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, where she also completed a residency in Internal Medicine.  She served as Chief Resident, then completed a 2 year fellowship in Infectious Diseases followed by a 1 year NIH-funded research fellowship with a focus in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control.  She also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Sciences-Clinical Investigation from the University of Texas Medical Branch.


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