University of Nebraska Medical Center

Bennett Berning, MD

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery
Assistant Surgery Clerkship Director, UNMC
Surgical ICU Medical Director

Bennett Berning, MD

Dr. Berning is an acute care surgeon whose clinical focus is on trauma, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care. He has a strong interest in surgical education and works with a wide variety of medical trainees. He currently serves as the medical director of the surgical intensive care unit, a unit that cares for the critically injured, complex surgical patients, and patients who have undergone solid organ transplantation.

Dr. Berning is an instructor for several clinical courses including advanced trauma life support, fundamentals of critical care support, and disaster management and emergency preparedness.

  • MD: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City
  • Residency: General Surgery Residency, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care
Research Interests
Dr. Berning's research interest focuses on surgical education, trauma outcomes, surgical critical care and chest wall injury.
Professional Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma
  • Western Trauma Association
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Chest Wall Injury Society