Events & Updates 

April 27, 2021: Faculty Updates

Pediatric Gynecologist: Abigail Drucker, MD, began working as an assistant professor for the Department of OB-GYN in February, 2021. She sees patients at Children's Hospital. For appointments, please call 402-955-4001.

New residency program director: Laura Cudzilo, MD, assistant professor, starts this role in June 2021. Previously, Dr. Cudzilo was the clerkship program director.

New clerkship program director: Amie Hollard, MD, associate professor, has started in this role as of April 1, 2021. She is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with several years of experience.

Vice-Chair for Education: Karen Carlson, MD, associate professor, has started in this newly-created role with the department. In this role, she will provide additional oversight of our medical student programs, community education and instructional design.

New Midwife: Elisha McDunn, APRN-CNM, recently joined the staff as a midwife. She graduated from the Frontier University midwifery school with a master's degree in December 2020.

Upcoming faculty additions:

Mary Kinyoun, MD, a general obstetrician/gynecologist, will join the department in August 2021 after completing a residency at the University of Colorado.

Melissa Mathes, MD, will join the general OB-GYN group in July 2021, after completing her residency with us. 

Victoria Maclin, MD, with Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine will retire in July and Elizabeth Constance, MD, will become an assistant professor with the department at that time.

Andreea Newtson, MD, will complete her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Iowa University and will join us July 31st as a new member of our faculty.


April 20, 2021: Dr. Kathryn Hutchins gave a lecture on the topic of irritable bowel syndrome in women and that video recording is available on this Olson Center Resource Center page. A new topic is introduced the third Tuesday of every month, September - May, each year through the Resource Center. 

March 30, 2021: Four new physicians have been accepted into the residency program. We are excited to welcome:

  • Ahna Buntrock, MD, from the University of South Dakota
  • David Greiner, MD, from Saint Louis University
  • Kaitlin Hehnke, MD, from UNMC
  • Morgan Steffen, MD, from Des Moines University


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