University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pulmonology Fellowship

Learn more about the program.

The Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Training Program at UNMC and Children’s Nebraska offers three years of clinical and research training in pulmonary medicine for graduates of accredited general pediatrics residency programs. The program is fully accredited by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Pediatrics.

The first year emphasizes clinical training and an introduction to research. Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of clinical problems from the common chronic cough and wheeze patient to the more complex chronic lung disease patient. During the second and third years of training fellows have protected time to focus on their scholarly activity and elective rotations. Given the size of our program, fellows have the opportunity to create their own unique experience while becoming board eligible.

Our faculty are committed to sharing their knowledge and experience with the fellows and fellows considered invaluable members of the healthcare team. Our goal is to train excellent academic pediatric pulmonologists who are able to provide exceptional patient care, educate the next generation of pediatric pulmonologists and further their research career.

Additional benefits of training with us:

  • Accessibility of experienced attending– Attending physicians are easily available to answer questions, problem solve and discuss cases at any point in the day.
  • Our attending physicians of pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists, otolaryngologists and other specialists have over 160 years of collected experience in providing care for children and adolescents with respiratory disorders.
  • Ancillary staff is enjoyable to work with and eager to teach. We are fortunate to have very savvy respiratory therapists in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, who are always willing to teach.
  • We are the only referral center for pediatrics in Nebraska and Western Iowa. 
  • A wide variety of respiratory problems are seen in a beautifully designed care center with easy physical access to personnel and facility.
  • Our Cystic Fibrosis Center outcomes are consistently in the upper percentiles.
  • Call: Fellow call responsibilities are shared with advanced practice providers. All call is pager call. The first year fellow is on call one weekend a month, the second and third year fellows are on call one weekend every two months. The fellow has weekday evening call one to two times per week.
  • Further Training: UNMC offers a one year sleep medicine fellowship for those interested.
  • Omaha is affordable, easy to navigate and offers many different activities: world class restaurants, College World Series, world class zoo, Holland Center for performing arts and much more.

A welcoming, supportive program in the Midwest

Contact Information

Heather Thomas, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Miranda Downing
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: 402-990-7730

Mailing Address
Children's Nebraska
Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
8200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114