University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sara Hurtado Bares, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Co-Director, Graduate Medical Education Curriculum, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Block


Sara Bares

Dr. Bares joined the HIV/Infectious Diseases team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in July 2013. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Amherst College, Dr. Bares obtained her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School in New York City. She trained in internal medicine at the University of Chicago where she was an intern, resident, and chief resident. Following her residency, Dr. Bares stayed on at the University of Chicago to complete a fellowship in infectious diseases. A passionate educator, Dr. Bares co-directs the infectious diseases curriculum for the pre-clinical medical students and is the medical director for the Omaha site of the Nebraska/Kansas AIDS Education and Training Center. Her clinical and research interests include the complications of HIV and its therapies as well as HIV testing and prevention. 


  • Medical School: Mount Sinai School/City University of New York, 2006
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School Medicine, 2010
  • Fellowship: Infectious Disease, University of Chicago Pritzker School Medicine, 2013
Patient Care
  • Complications of HIV and its therapies
  • HIV testing and prevention
  • Medical education