Division of Infectious Diseases

Why I Love ID – Dr. Richard Hankins

It has been a hot minute since we had a chance to share the perspective of our faculty on why they love ID. Dr. Hankins was able to share as a fellow, but now shares his updated reasons from the perspective of a junior faculty member. “When thinking of why I love infectious diseases, I always find a multitude of reasons, and just seem to… Continue Reading

About our First Year Fellows – Dr. Clayton Mowrer

Tell us about the position you are starting: I am a quarter of the way through my first two years of a four year adventure as an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Infectious Diseases fellow here at UNMC. I will spend these first two years here learning adult ID, followed by two years at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center here in Omaha, where I will learn pediatric ID…. Continue Reading

About our First Year Fellows – Mark Ridder, MD

Tell us about your current position I a first year fellow of infectious disease at University of NE Medical Center. For the next 2 years I’ll be learning all I can from experts in the field for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide variety of infectious diseases ranging from parasites and fungal disease to complicated blood stream infections. I’ll be learning about these… Continue Reading

Why I Love ID – Dr. Nicolas Cortes-Penfield

What about ID makes you excited? I love a good medical mystery or diagnostic challenge.  Infectious disease specialists are often the experts other physicians turn to when they’re stumped by a patient’s seemingly inexplicable symptoms – a persistent fever, a perplexing rash, abnormal bloodwork that hints at inflammation in the body no one can seem to track down.  As a kid who grew up listening… Continue Reading

A Message from Our ID Fellowship Leaders

Fellowship application season is nearing and as the leaders of our ID fellowship, we wanted to highlight some of the exciting aspects of our program.  Our program and our division are growing.  We began in 2011 with 2 fellows, grew to 4 in 2017, and are planning to expand to six fellows by 2021.  We plan to match 3 fellows this application season. Our faculty… Continue Reading

Tiffany Kalin, APRN-NP on Why I Love ID

Why I love ID and UNMC: I wanted to work an UNMC/NM because of the positive experiences/education that I gained while working within the system previously (2007-2016). I truly enjoyed and am looking forward to again working in such a large operation with so many different experiences/education opportunities that are truly specific to UNMC/NM.  I am excited about ID because of the knowledge/experiences I have… Continue Reading