Gwenn L. Skar, MD

skarDr. Gwenn L. Skar is an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  Dr. Skar received her MD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2011, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007.  She completed her Pediatric Residency at the UNMC-CUMC-Children’s Hospital & Medical Training Program in 2014 and Infectious Disease Fellowship training at UNMC in 2017. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.  She is a volunteer physician at the Tuberculosis Clinic at OneWorld Community Health Centers in Omaha, Nebraska.   

Dr. Skar is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society where she serves as a member of the Research Affairs Committee.

Dr. Skar maintains an active research laboratory focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system device related infections. Dr. Skar has won several awards for her research while presenting at national and international meetings. She has authored a book, several book chapters and multiple peer-reviewed articles.