Infectious Disease Fellowship

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program was established on June 10, 1997.  It is a three year program, and combines broad clinical training at The Nebraska Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. 

Research may be pursued with any principal investigator affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  A wide range of research opportunities are available which include basic science, translational, clinical trials, and educational outcomes.  Examples of research interests of our faculty include animal models of central nervous system catheter infections; hospital epidemiology and public health; HIV; Global Health; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Invasive Pneumococcal Disease; Clinical Research of the Immunocompromised Host.  Fellows are encouraged to explore and select a research topic or project of their interest.  If additional funding is needed for the fellow research, there are funding mechanisms available including departmental grants that fellows can apply for.

The goal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is to provide educational experiences that prepare the fellow(s) to become competent pediatric infectious diseases physicians capable of providing comprehensive, compassionate, appropriate and effective treatment of complex health problems, as well as applying knowledge of established and evolving epidemiological and social behavioral aspects to patient care.  The fellowship’s educational experiences emphasize the competencies and skills needed to practice high quality patient care.

Fellows are given the opportunity to work closely with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in inpatient and ambulatory settings.  The overall goal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes leading to proficiency in all the domains of clinical care of individual patients producing a subspecialist physician who is able to practice independently in the healthcare system.

Recent Fellow Graduates

  1.  Gwenn Skar, M.D.: University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children's Hospital & Medical Center Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  2.  Rima Khasawneh, M.D.: University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children's Hospital & Medical Center Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Rheumatology
  3.  Kari Neemann, M.D.: University of Nebraska Medical Center Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Children's Hospital & Medical Center Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  4.  Andrea Green Hines, M.D.: University of Nebraska Medical Center Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Children's Hospital & Medical Center Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  5.  Michelle Hoffman, M.D.: Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida Pediatric Infectious Diseases