University of Nebraska Medical Center

Laura Ortmann, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Critical Care
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Laura Ortmann, MD

I am passionate about improving outcomes and transparency and as Director of Cardiac Critical Care I have the opportunity to work with a dedicated team that shares my vision. We are active in both the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium and the Pediatric Acute Care Cardiology Collaborative and I believe strongly in using data to inform our quality processes and clinical care.

My clinical research interests are varied and include resuscitation, post-operative cardiac care, education and fluid overload. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to mentor undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows and nurses.

About Dr. Ortmann


Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Cardiac Critical Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, CA

Research Interests
  • Improving post-operative cardiac care using data-driven methods and systematic process improvement.
  • Cardiac arrest prevention and resuscitation in children with congenital heart disease.
Patient Care
Board Certification
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Professional Organizations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Critical Care (2004-2011)
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine, Section on Pediatrics (2007-present)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (2007-present)
  • American Medical Association (2011–2016)
  • Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (2014 -2017)
Honors and Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2007)
  • Golden Apple Mercy Mentor (2014)
  • Golden Apple Mercy Mentor (2016)