University of Nebraska Medical Center

Karina I. Bishop, MD, CMD

Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine


Karina I. Bishop, MD, CMD

Dr. Bishop is a geriatrician originally from Panama where she completed medical school. After medical school, she attended Creighton University to complete a family medicine residency and joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center for her geriatric fellowship. She practices geriatric primary care at Nebraska Medicine and is also a certified medical director for Douglas County Health Center. She also provides care for patients in long-term care facilities, performs home visits, and assists Adult Protective Services in assessments of frail older adults. She is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about educating health care workers about geriatric principles, and improving the awareness of dementia, particularly among Hispanics.


  • Medical School - University of Panama School of Medicine, Panama City, Panama
  • Residency - Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Fellowship - Geriatric Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Latino Geriatric Primary Care
  • Medical Direction and Nursing Home Care
  • Home Visits
  • Adult Mistreatment
  • Education of allied healthcare workers about geriatric principles