Tell us about the position you are starting: I have recently started my role at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue as an Antimicrobial Stewardship pharmacist. I reach out to physicians at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue to discuss antibiotic therapy and try to obtain the best and safest therapy for our patients here. In addition, I work with Dr. Jasmine Marcelin in this role, she helps guide me with her expertise on some of Bellevue’s more complicated patients.
Tell us about your background: I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I completed my pre-pharmacy studies at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and came back to Omaha and obtained my PharmD in 2012 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. I started at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue right after I graduated in 2012 as a casual pharmacist and started my full time position at Bellevue in early 2013.
Why UNMC? I obtained my PharmD at UNMC so I already knew how great of an organization UNMC is. I knew once I graduated that if I had a chance to get a position at UNMC I would take it. Everyone I know that works for the organization is happy working here and I enjoy working with all of the staff from UNMC as well. I also have an interest in teaching so working at an academic institution can help me pursue that interest.
What about ID makes you excited? As I have been working at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue I found that the patients that have interested me most have been patients with infections. Progress notes from ID attending physicians have always been my favorite notes to read because it is fascinating to me how they go about figuring out what is wrong with their patients. I am excited to join the detective crew and do my part to help tackle these cases. In addition, I feel like I learn something new in the ID realm every day, there are advancements and new therapies introduced often and I am always eager to learn new treatment mechanisms.
Tell us something interesting about yourself UNRELATED to medicine: I really enjoy having a good beer. My wife and I traveled to Germany in 2016 and we attended an Oktoberfest celebration in Stuttgart. I also enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and disc golf. Lastly, I am a dog person, my wife and I have two Shih Tzus and they take up a lot of our time!
Danny Schroeder is joining the Nebraska Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Team as an ASP Pharmacist primarily located at our Bellevue campus. We are pleased to have the opportunity to add this ASP complement to our Bellevue campus – Danny has been a great asset to the team.