University of Nebraska Medical Center

Angela Hewlett, MD, MS

Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Orthopedic Infectious Diseases Service and Nebraska Biocontainment Unit
George W. Orr MD and Linda Orr Chair in Health Security


Angela Hewlett

Dr. Hewlett is a professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska College of Public Health and is the George W. Orr and Linda Orr Chair in Health Security. She serves as Medical Director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and directs the COVID-19 Infectious Diseases team at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine. Her clinical interests include the management of complicated bone and joint infections, and she is the director of the Orthopedic Infectious Diseases Service.

Dr. Hewlett is past president of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society. She has authored more than 100 publications and book chapters. Her textbook "Planning for Bioemergencies: A Guide for Healthcare Facilities" was released in 2018. Dr. Hewlett enjoys her role as an academician, and actively participates in the education of fellows, residents, and students. She serves as faculty sponsor of the Infectious Diseases Student Interest Group at UNMC and has earned multiple Department of Internal Medicine Top Teacher awards.

Dr. Hewlett earned a bachelor's in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine. She served as chief resident, then completed a two-year fellowship in infectious diseases followed by a one-year NIH-funded research fellowship with a focus in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical sciences-clinical investigation from the University of Texas Medical Branch.


  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, 2002
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2006
  • Fellowship: Infectious Disease, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2009
Dr. Hewlett's research interests include biopreparedness/biocontainment, complicated bone and joint infections, and hospital infection control.