University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Us

Chair Dr. Kari Simonsen talking to faculty members

From Our Chair

Kari Simonsen, MD, MBA, Chair, Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center offers quality education programs that prepare providers for the future through our student, resident and continuing education programs. Our department also offers opportunities to pursue scholarly activities, employing several researchers who are on the cutting edge of medical innovations.

With our academic affiliation with Children's Nebraska, we are leaders in the region in pediatric medicine. Our mission is to advocate for optimal children’s health through outstanding clinical services for children and their families.

Department of Pediatrics Newsletter

The UNMC Department of Pediatrics publishes a regular electronic newsletter featuring updates from the Chair, special divisional highlights, events and announcements and important department-wide notices. These issues illustrate the culture of the department and can provide interested audiences insight into our achievements and operations.