Medical Professionals

Pancreas Disease Program Expands beyond Omaha Metro

Luciano Vargas, MD The Pancreas Disease Program continues to grow and is now expanding outside of the greater Omaha metro. Patients in Hastings, Nebraska, and the surrounding area, can receive expert and specialized care for complex hepatobiliary diseases at the Nebraska Medicine Liver and Pancreas Diseases Clinic at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Surgical director, Luciano Vargas, […]

Epilepsy Program Expands to Meet Growing Patient Needs

  Deepak Madhavan, MD, epilepsy specialist The Nebraska Medicine Epilepsy Program is expanding. The program will be adding three new neurologists who are fellowship-trained in epilepsy care in July, and will soon be opening a new clinic in the Bellevue community. It is estimated that more than 20,000 people in Nebraska have epilepsy and approximately 6,000 of these people […]

The Global Game-changer Ready for Next Chapter

Nizar Mamdani, executive director, International Healthcare Services, has truly seen the world. Born in Tanzania, Africa, educated in Tokyo, Japan, and fluent in seven languages, Mamdani has spent nearly the past two decades building the medical center’s international presence. Nizar Mamdani, executive director, International Healthcare Services It started in 1999 when Mamdani’s wife, Nancy, was […]

UNMC-chaired Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference in 24th year

Julie Vose, M.D. UNMC’s lymphoma program continues to have an impact internationally.Just one of the areas is the Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference, which UNMC faculty have chaired since its inception in 1994. The goal is to provide clinicians with the latest evidence in lymphoma to improve disease management and ultimately patient outcomes. The conference, which […]

Watchman Procedure

In January 2018, Nebraska Medicine became the first health care system in Omaha to implant the WATCHMAN™ left atrial appendage occlusion device. This device is designed to lower your risk of stroke due to atrial fibrillation (afib) while at the same time allowing you to stop blood thinners. Clinical trials have shown this implant to […]

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Marks One Year

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Director Ken Cowan, MD, PhD, called it “an incredibly successful year and the beginning of a very exciting future.” UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, says the impact of the cancer center has exceeded all expectations. “The Fred & […]

Top Performer in Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Nebraska Medical Center Among Nation’s Best When it Comes to Recognizing and Treating a Heart Attack Nebraska Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Nebraska Medical Center is one of only 95 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. “This national award […]

Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue Earns Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have a primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year. Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue has earned full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from […]

Dr. Potter Receives American Geriatric Society Honor

Jane Potter, MD, chief in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and geriatrics physician at Nebraska Medicine Jane Potter, MD, Division of Geriatrics chief at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and geriatrics physician at Nebraska Medicine, is the recipient of the 2018 American Geriatric Society’s (AGS) Dennis W. […]

Nebraska Medical Center Named To 100 Great Hospitals List

List Features Biggest Names in American Health Care Becker’s Hospital Review is out with its 2018 edition of “100 Great Hospitals in America,” a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. For the fifth straight year, Becker’s named Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center to the […]

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