New faculty spotlight: Tim Knudsen, M.D.

Timothy Knudsen, M.D.

Timothy Knudsen, M.D.

Timothy Knudsen is a new faculty member at UNMC. Here’s a brief rundown of his background and the expertise he brings to campus.

  • Name: Timothy Knudsen (Tim)
  • Hometown: Omaha, Omaha! My mom and dad graduated from South High in the 1950s!
  • New title and UNMC department: Assistant professor, ENT (otolaryngology – head & neck surgery)

Research and Professional interests:
Open to all research opportunities as a general otolaryngologist.

How I fell in love with being an educator:
(And how I started loving the bomb — “Dr. Strangelove.” All of the old guys will get this.) But seriously, I have been in private practice for almost 20 years, and I am excited about bringing my experience and love for my specialty to the ENT department and its top-notch residents.


  • M.D., Medical College of Georgia, 1987

Previous Positions:

  • General Medical Officer, U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69, 1988-1990
  • Otolaryngology resident, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, 1990-1994
  • Department head, otolaryngology, Naval Hospital Camp, Lejeune, N.C., 1994-1996
  • Grand Island ENT, Grand Island, Neb., private practice, 1996-2012
  • ENT Care, Dothan, Ala., private practice, 2012-2015


  • Fellow, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I am a runner and I’ve run seven or eight half marathons, not yet trained for a full!
  • I love to garden, love to fish, love the beach, enjoy Jimmy Buffett (I’ve seen him multiple times).
  • Married for almost 33 years.