UNMC creates Division of Hospital Medicine

by Vicky Cerino, UNMC strategic communications | November 05, 2020

Image with caption: Chad Vokoun, MD

Chad Vokoun, MD

Debra Romberger, MD, Henry J. Lehnhoff Professor and chair of the department of internal medicine, announced a new division of hospital medicine, effective immediately, within the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine.

"Our hospital medicine section within General Internal Medicine (GIM) has grown substantially in recent years and now has 51 out of 92 GIM faculty," Dr. Romberger said. "The time is right to allow the two groups to be separate divisions and better focus on their individual goals. General Internal Medicine is largely outpatient focused and hospital medicine is inpatient focused."

Dr. Romberger has named Chad Vokoun, MD, the first division chief for the UNMC Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Vokoun has served as the interim hospital medicine section leader in GIM.

"He is an excellent choice to be the first division chief for hospital medicine and has an exciting vision for the development of the division," Dr. Romberger said.

Dr. Vokoun said he is honored and humbled to be named the inaugural division chief of hospital medicine.

"I have the pleasure of leading an incredible group of physicians that play an integral role at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine. Hospital medicine has grown very quickly across the country due to the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of the care we provide. Our group has had excellent support from leadership in order to grow here. I hope to continue our excellent track record in both patient care and education as well as grow a robust research team."

Tom Tape, MD, will continue as division chief of GIM and vice chair of clinical affairs.


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Colleen Corrado
November 24, 2020 at 12:43 PM

Excellent choice! Congratulations Dr. Vokoun!

Bryan Reuss
November 05, 2020 at 8:01 PM

One of the BEST human beings on the planet. UNMC could not have chosen a better person to lead this Division. We are so proud to be associated with Dr. Chad Vokoun!

Jessica Reuss
November 05, 2020 at 7:59 PM

Very well deserved!!! So proud of you Chad!!!

Susan Burbach
November 05, 2020 at 2:11 PM

Congratulations Dr. Vokoun! Well deserved!!

Betty Willis
November 05, 2020 at 10:53 AM

Congratulations to a wonder doctor and a great person. A well deserved appointment.

Tom O’Connor
November 05, 2020 at 9:42 AM

Great choice! Chad is one of our stars. He’ll do an awesome job.

Jana Wardian
November 05, 2020 at 8:35 AM

Congratulations, Chad! Hospital Medicine has a promising future!

Lena Bolivar Johnson
November 05, 2020 at 8:29 AM

You can always say you were the first! Congratulations, Dr. Vokoun!

Courtney Hellman
November 05, 2020 at 8:03 AM

Congratulations, Chad! You are a great choice to be this group’s inaugural chair. Keep up all of your terrific work!

Bill O'Neill
November 05, 2020 at 7:44 AM

Congratulations, Dr. Vokoun!

Beau Konigsberg
November 05, 2020 at 6:59 AM

Congrats Chad! Excellent choice.

Lisa Runco
November 05, 2020 at 6:35 AM

Congratulations Chad! You will do a wonderful job continuing to lead this ever-expanding group.

Sue Pope
November 05, 2020 at 5:43 AM

Congratulations Dr. Vokoun!!