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New faculty spotlight: Ahmad Halawa, MD

Ahmad Halawa, MD

Ahmad Halawa, MD

Ahmad Halawa, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Ahmad Halawa, MD
  • Home country: Jordan
  • Current positions: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; ophthalmologist, Nebraska Medicine


  • Medical school at the University of Jordan Medical School in Amman, Jordan
  • Internships at the Jordan Ministry of Health, and Ibn al-Haytham Hospital in Amman, Jordan
  • Residency in ophthalmology at Ibn al-Haytham Hospital
  • Fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology, and pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Michigan Affiliated Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Professional and medical interests:

  • Optic neuritis
  • Double vision and strabismus
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Nystagmus
  • Amblyopia

How I fell in love with ophthalmology: As physicians, we are passionate about helping patients, and nothing can be more rewarding than helping them to see better.  

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I love grilling and spending time with my family.
  • I’m a former carrier of the black belt in Taekwondo.
  • Petra, one of the new seven wonders of the world, is located in my home country, Jordan.  

Clinic locations: Truhlsen Eye Institute and Truhlsen Eye Institute at Village Pointe Health Center

For appointments and referrals: 402-559-2020

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