New faculty spotlight: Ryan Koehler, MD

September 14, 2020

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Ryan Koehler, MD

Ryan Koehler, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Ryan Koehler, MD
  • Hometown: Belgrade, Minnesota
  • Title and department at UNMC/title at Children's Hospital: Assistant professor in the UNMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Division

Research/professional interests:

  • Surgical skill development and assessment
  • Sports medicine
  • Scoliosis
  • Trauma

How I fell in love with orthopaedic surgery: As a child, I was interested in how things worked. After getting exposed to orthopaedic surgery in medical school, I knew this would be a natural fit for my curiosity. I chose to pursue fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedics because I enjoy the variety that comes with caring for everything from fractures to sports injuries and spinal deformity.


  • MD, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • MS, health professions education, University of Rochester
  • Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
  • Fellowship, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I am married with two daughters.
  • I like to kayak and participate in outdoor recreational activities in my free time.
  • I started woodworking as a hobby during residency.

Clinic locations:
Children's Hospital & Medical Center Specialty Pediatric Center - Orthopedics
111 N. 84th St.
Omaha, Nebraska

Children's Specialty Pediatric Clinic
2121 S. 56th St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

For appointments and referrals: 402-955-6300


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Lisa Runco
September 14, 2020 at 6:59 AM

Welcome Dr. Koehler! We are excited to welcome you to Children's and UNMC and the Child Health Research Institute looks forward to assisting you with your research.