Division of Infectious Diseases

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Anum Abbas

Anum Abbas, MD. University of Nebraska Medical Center portrait taken Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Tell us about your background:

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I did my internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at Creighton University and a third year fellowship at Cleveland Clinic for transplant infectious disease. I am married and have two sons, ages 6 years and 18 months. 


UNMC has a robust transplant program in both solid organ transplant and bone marrow transplant. My interest in immunocompromised patients makes UNMC a great place to practice infectious diseases and the collegial work environment here makes this place especially unique!

What about ID makes you excited?

With the detective work involved, treating rare and unusual pathogens, and the different/unusual patient exposures and risks there is never a dull moment in ID.

Tell us something interesting about yourself UNRELATED to medicine:

I love basketball and LeBron James is my favorite player! I also enjoy cooking, playing cards and traveling with my family. 

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