University of Nebraska Medical Center

Joseph J. Hejkal , MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine


Joseph J. Hejkal, MD

Dr. Hejkal is an assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine. He has been on faculty since 2017. In addition to teaching students, residents and fellows, he assists with the Nebraska Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, which provides educational resources and training in the care of geriatric patients to local primary care clinics. Clinically, he provides outpatient consultative and primary care services and inpatient consultations for older adults.


  • Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, 2013
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Nevada, 2016
  • Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, 2017
  • Delirium prevention in hospitalized elders
  • Prevention of common postsurgical complications in older adults
  • Prognosis in acute care settings