Mark Kusek, MD

KusekAcademic Appointment
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology

Academic Office
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985161 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5161

Main Practice Location
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985161 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5161

Children's Hospital & Medical Center
8200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE  68114

Hospital Appointments
The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Residency 
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Fellowships
Pediatric Gastroenterology - Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA
Pediatric Motility - Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Research Interest
Neurogastroenterology and Motilty Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Kusek's current research includes: Principal Investigator at our center in the multi-center COMBINE trial (Clinical Outcomes of Methotrexate Binary treatment with INfliximab or adalimumab in practicE). This study for pediatric patients with Crohn's disease is investigating the effects of methotrexate vs. placebo in combination with an anti-TNF biologic (infliximab or adalimumab).

QI: Physician Leader for our center in ImproveCareNow which is not only an international registry of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease, but also has created a collaborative community where clinicians, researchers, parents and patients are empowered to learn and continuously improve to bring about more reliable, proactive IBD care for healthier children and youth. Our core ICN team includes 2 physicians, 1 APRN, 2 RNs, 1 RN research coordinator, 1 dietitian, 1 psychologist.

Dr. Kusek's current committees include: Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Credentialing Committee and Chrhn's and Colitis Foundation, Nebraska/Iowa Chapter, Board of Directors

Publications

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