University of Nebraska Medical Center

Camille L. Hancock-Friesen, MD

Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Hancock Friesen is a congenital cardiothoracic surgeon who has been in practice for more than 20 years and currently is appointed as professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is a consultant pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Children’s Nebraska in Omaha, and performs the entire range of pediatric and adult congenital heart operations.
  • MD: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • MSc: Transplant immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Residency: General surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Fellowship: Adult cardiac surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Fellowship: Pediatric cardiac surgery, Harvard University, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Post Graduate Certificate: Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Research interests

Dr. Hancock Friesen’s research includes documenting and preventing complication occurrence in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery.

She also has an active research portfolio in health promotion (coPI on $7.89 mil Public Health Agency of Canada Multisectoral Grant 2019-2024) and youth vascular biology (PI on $500,000 UNMC/CH&MC Faculty grant “Cardiovascular health in patients with congenital heart disease requiring surgical intervention: a longitudinal study” 2022-2024).

Professional memberships
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • Canadian Cardiovascular Society
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery