Nikki Gruner, MD

Nikki Gruner, MD

Nikki Gruner

Glenwood Springs, CO

Where did you go for Undergraduate and Medical School?
Complicated story! I got my AAS in accounting from the Community College of Aurora, then my BS in dietetics from University of Northern Colorado, some medical school pre-requisites at Metropolitan State University at Denver, then my AAS in paramedicine from the Community College of Aurora. I went to medical school at Ross University in Dominica.

Career aspirations:
Pulmonary/Critical Care

What was your first job?
Retail, of course. I worked at a clothing store called Rainbow at “the mall” when I was 16.

What is the furthest you’ve travelled from Omaha?
I LOVE to travel! I’ve been to Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, England, France, Spain, Turkey, China, and Uganda. I’d love to get to South America and Antarctica within the next few years!

If you couldn’t work in medicine, what would you do?
I think I’d be a zoologist or veterinarian.

Best thing to do in Nebraska if you only had one day?
I’m certainly not the best judge since I’ve only lived here a couple of months, but I was really impressed with the zoo and aquarium.

Most fond residency experience or memory up to this point?
I had a great first month! My attending was fantastic and my whole team worked so well together. Also, I love hanging out with my co-residents outside of work. We’ve gone kayaking and had BBQs. I’m so fortunate to work with such amazing people!