University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Us

The Department of Internal Medicine fulfills UNMC’s mission through exemplary clinical service, premier medical education and innovative biomedical research.

Strategic Goals

Clinical Care

Provide clinical care that is recognized both regionally and nationally for innovation and effectiveness

Educational Programs

Provide biomedical educational programs for health care providers and researchers that are recognized as excellent at the college, state, and national levels

Research Programs

Expand and develop national recognition for our clinical, translational and basic biomedical research programs and educational scholarship

Debra J. Romberger, MD, Internal Medicine Chair

"The department's greatest asset is its people -- faculty, trainees and staff who are very talented and work hard to provide high quality care to our patients and education to our students and trainees while also seeking to answer important questions with our research programs. The department has a rich tradition of leadership and growth and I am privileged to be a part of leading us into our next steps of even further growth and national recognition."

Dr. Debra Romberger

Our Faculty

More than 300 physicians and scientists comprise the internal medicine faculty. They are experienced clinicians, accomplished researchers, and talented educators. Our faculty is a metropolitan group of well-trained professionals who all understand the need to work as a team to accomplish our overriding goal of enhancing the health of all Nebraskans.

A female physician speaks to students in a patient's room

Our Residency and Fellowship Programs

About 150 physicians annually train in our renowned residency and fellowship programs. Over the past 15 years, we have a 98 percent board pass rate for the Internal Medicine Board, and for good reason: The curriculum offers a strong foundation with well-defined objectives, 14 subspecialty electives and a wide array of rotations here at the medical center and elsewhere in the U.S., as well as in South Africa.

A man in a surgical mask observes procedures in an operating room

Grand Rounds