New faculty spotlight: Miki Katzir, MD

November 25, 2020

Image with caption: Miki Katzir, MD

Miki Katzir, MD

Miki Katzir, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Miki Katzir, MD
  • Hometown: Omaha
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Neurosurgery

Research/professional interests:

  • Benign and malignant spinal cancers
  • Primary tumors of the spine
  • Metastatic tumors of the spine
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • MIOSS - Minimally Invasive Oncological Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty - Cement augmentation of fractured vertebrae

How I fell in love with medicine and cancer care: I fell in love with medicine because my parents and grandparents were in medicine, and I heard stories about how my mom and dad helped people.

I fell in love with cancer care because I felt I could specialize and help many people by treating rare diseases, often when they felt nobody else would be there.


  • MD, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 2010
  • Internship, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, 2011
  • Residency, neurosurgery, Rambam Maimonides Health Care Campus, 2018
  • Fellowship, minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, 2019
  • Fellowship, oncology and complex spine surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2020


  • Midwest Neurosurgical Association

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I love to snowboard. I am lucky to say that I have snowboarded in the Alps.
  • I am a proud husband and a father of two boys and a girl.
  • I am originally from Israel and served three years in the military.

Clinic location:

  • Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
  • Neurosurgery Clinic at Clarkson Doctors North


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Donny W Suh
November 25, 2020 at 7:12 AM

Welcome to UNMC and Omaha.