University of Nebraska Medical Center

Ruben E. Quiros, MD

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Professor, Pediatrics and Surgery
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver & Intestinal Transplantation
Medical Director, Weight & Wellness Specialty Care
Vice Chair, Culture

Ruben E. Quiros, MD

Dr. Quiros grew up in Panama City, Panama. After he received his medical degree in Panama, he pursued his residency in Children’s Hospital of Panama as well as a residency in Philadelphia. He then attended a Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Directly after his first fellowship, he went into an advanced clinical fellowship for another two years. After many years of schooling, he and his growing family put down roots in Rochester New York as the Director of the Pediatric Hepatology Program.

After a few years he decided to move on taking on many roles at Texas Children’s Hospital and University of Texas in Houston, Texas. Dr. Quiros and his family stayed in Texas until their final move to Omaha, Nebraska. Here, Dr. Quiros took on again, many roles. Now, he is not only the Fellowship Program Director for the Pediatric, GI, Hepatology and Nutrition program but also is the Medical Director for the Pediatric Liver/Intestinal Transplantation with the Lied Transplant Center as well as the Chief of Pediatric GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition Program. Needless to say, Dr. Quiros is a very busy man. After many internships, committees, awards, distinguished roles and recognition Dr. Quiros still remains very patient and humble. He has an open door policy and is always willing to listen or help someone in need. He has brought this program to where it is, and he has no plans of stopping any time soon!

Dr. Quiros recently was announced as the September Program Director of the month! Congratulations Dr. Quiros on this very well deserved title! Please read the whole interview.

About Dr. Quiros


Medical School
Universidad Nacional de Panama School of Medicine, Panama City, Panama

General Medicine, Social Security System Hospital Complex, Panama City, Panama
General Medicine, Integrated Health System of the Province of Cocle Penonome, Province of Cocle, Panama

Pediatrics, Hospital del Nino de Panama, Panama City, Panama
Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Gastroenterology Clinical Fellowship, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Gastroenterology Advanced Clinical Fellowship, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Research Interests

Pediatric liver and intestinal transplantation, infections after liver transplantation, short bowel syndrome, intestinal failure and rehabilitation, Alagille syndrome, autoimmune liver disease, parenteral nutrition associated liver disease, obesity-related steatohepatitis

Fellowship Roles
Program Director, Pediatric GI Fellowship 
Program Director, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Recent Publications