University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kenneth A. Zoucha, MD

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Psychiatry
Courtesy Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Pediatrics


Ken Zoucha

Dr. Zoucha is a recognized leader in addiction medicine for the State of Nebraska and serves as Director of Addiction Medicine for the Department of Psychiatry at UNMC. Board certified in Pediatrics and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Zoucha has extensive experience and specializes in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders in adolescents, and has served as medical director for several youth secure care placement facilities throughout the state, serving youth with a broad array of experiences, backgrounds and trauma.

Dr. Zoucha is a clinical educator of medical students, residents, and other health care providers. Responding to the escalating national need, he championed the establishment of an Addiction Medicine fellowship at UNMC. He also led the development of an innovative executive addiction fellowship, featuring one-month immersive experiences for providers already in practice. Through this work, he enjoys lifting up learners to become the best clinicians, educators, and advocates that they can be.

Dr. Zoucha’s awards include Reba Benschoter UNMC Department of Psychiatry Inspirational Leadership Award, Volunteer Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award from the UNMC Department of Pediatrics and Commitment to Excellence in Leadership from the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association.

In addition to his expertise in treatment of adolescents and young adults, he also has a special interest in the treatment of pregnant women with substance use disorders, babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome and their families.

  • MD: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1988
  • Residency: Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1991
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