New faculty spotlight: Lauren Turco Brannan, MD

Lauren Turco Brannan, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Lauren Turco Brannan, MD
  • Hometown: Omaha
  • New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Emergency Medicine

Research/professional interests:

  • Intersection of law enforcement and emergency medicine
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Prehospital medicine     

How I fell in love with emergency medicine: I love the variety and challenges of emergency medicine. There's a different story behind every exam room door. Emergency medicine is never boring.


  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, Creighton University 
  • Master of applied statistics & analytics, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Doctor of medicine, Creighton University


  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • National Association of EMS Physicians
  • American Statistical Association

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I love Belgian Malinois dogs and do some volunteering for the American Belgian Malinois Rescue when I can.
  • During my master's program, I fell in love with computer coding and data analytics and plan to apply to a PhD program next year.
  • When not in scrubs, I am working on my 1950s home, including gutting the kitchen and redoing the wiring and plumbing. (Thanks, Dad, for the help and learning.)


  1. Patti Marsh says:

    Welcome back to Omaha and UNMC!!

  2. Stefani Turco says:


    So happy to have you home, Daughter. And so proud of your hard work and achievements. Go out there and be the best ER doc ever!


  3. Mary Kallsen says:

    Lauren, we are all so proud of you! Mary Circo Kallsen

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