University of Nebraska Medical Center

Bronwyn Small, MD

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division


Bronwyn Small, MD

Dr. Small is a pulmonary and critical care physician and transplant pulmonologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

She was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and initially completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at York University. She followed her dream of becoming a physician, which took her to Saba University in the Netherlands Antilles to complete a Medical Doctorate. Following this, she accepted an internal medicine residency position in Detroit, Michigan, at Henry Ford Hospital. Here she learned to love all things pulmonary and critical care, later going on to complete her fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in this specialty. Dr. Small had a unique and comprehensive training in lung transplants during her fellowship due to the large size of the program and the significant role of fellows in transplant care.

Dr. Small accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2019. She currently plays a vital role in the inpatient and outpatient care of pre- and post-lung transplant recipients.

She remains involved in the pulmonary critical care fellowship education through formal and informal education, as part of the clinical competency committee, the lung transplant lecture series and clinical patient rounds. She hopes to refine and develop the lung transplant curriculum for the pulmonary and critical care fellowship.

Outside of work, Dr. Small enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and her son, Nicholas. She enjoys yoga, weightlifting and running and keeps in close contact with her family in Canada.


  • Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherlands Antilles, MD, 2013
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, 2016
  • Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cleveland Clinic, 2019

Dr. Small has research interests including pre-lung transplant frailty, neuro-cognitive change and the microbiome of the lung allograft. She is also interested in quality improvement in the intensive care unit.