New faculty spotlight: Michael Pichler, M.D.

August 04, 2017

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Michael Pichler, M.D.

Michael Pichler, M.D., is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Michael Pichler, M.D.
  • Hometown: Norfolk, Neb.
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, neurological sciences

Research/professional interests:

  • Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Quality improvement measures for inpatient admissions
  • Student and resident education

How I fell in love with neurology:
I am fascinated with the complexities of the nervous system and am constantly amazed at how it is able to function to create language, memory, personality, etc. I love being able to apply a knowledge of neuroscience and neuroanatomy to help patients clinically.


  • Bachelor of Science, Creighton University, Omaha
  • M.D., UNMC College of Medicine, Omaha
  • Internal medicine internship and neurology residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  • Vascular neurology fellowship, Mayo Clinic


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Neurohospitalist Society
  • American Stroke Association
  • American Medical Association

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I have two sons (ages 4 months and 2 years).
  • I have a 12-year-old chocolate lab named Buddha who is able to howl on command.
  • I love boating, fishing and hunting.


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