University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sara Zachman, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Psychiatry


Sara Zachman
Dr. Sara K. Zachman, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She then completed general psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California, where she also received her master’s in public health, followed by an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina before returning home to Omaha and joining UNMC as faculty in 2021.
She works in Nebraska Medicine’s Addiction Treatment Clinic, both seeing patients in the outpatient clinic and as medical director of the Intensive Outpatient Program. She also works with patients at Charles Drew Health Center and Nebraska Medicine’s liver transplant team for pre-liver transplant psychiatric evaluations.
Her professional interests include care for under-resourced populations, education, mentorship, and advocacy. She is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Society of Addiction Medicine, including their Addiction Medicine Action Network, and the Nebraska Psychiatric Society.
  • BS: University of Kansas, 2011
  • MD: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
  • Residency: Psychiatry, University of Southern California, 2020
  • MPH: University of Southern California, 2020
  • Fellowship: Addiction Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, 2021
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