Division of Infectious Diseases

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

Nadal Fadul, MD on Why I Love ID

Why I love ID and UNMC: The strong commitment to serving the community, the great opportunities provided to faculty; and my former colleague, Salman Ashraf, who is very happy here!  I chose ID because my passion is taking care of people living with HIV, however, I enjoy all of ID and the intellectual challenge it poses. Something about myself unrelated to my work: I enjoy reading… Continue Reading

Bryan Alexander, PharmD on Why I Love ID

Why I love ID: I love academic medicine; working jointly with an interdisciplinary team of experts to sort out the most complex clinical cases excites me. There is no place in the region that fulfills each of the aspects of that statement better than Nebraska Medicine. While more and more of the practice of medicine necessarily moves to the long-term management of chronic disease states,… Continue Reading

Welcoming our new ID fellows – Focus on Dr. McCreery

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Randy McCreery as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about him… Tell us about the position you are starting I’m starting an Infectious Diseases fellowship at UNMC.  Appropriately, the fellowship is weighted toward general infectious diseases but surprisingly, the second most common rotation we have is research.  There is also… Continue Reading

Welcoming our new ID fellows – Focus on Dr. Rearigh

We are excited to welcome Dr. Lindsey Rearigh as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about her… Tell us about the position you are starting I am just starting my first year as an infectious disease fellow at UNMC. This is a 2-year program aimed at training its fellows in every area of infectious disease, from… Continue Reading

Jennifer O’Neill, RN, BSN on Why I Love ID

Why I Love ID: ” I love ID.  In my role as a clinical research coordinator with the HIV team, I get the opportunity to provide very holistic, multidisciplinary care to our patients while working with the latest interventions and seeking to gain new information to advance the science of care.  It is exciting to share those advances with patients, reflecting on how far we… Continue Reading

Men’s Health Month at UNMC ID

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to highlight the unique men’s health issues and advocate for awareness of preventive services for men and boys.  We have some amazing men in our division who have served as clinicians, educators, leaders, and mentors. Meet the Men of UNMC ID: Dr. M. Salman Ashraf, MBBS is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Nebraska… Continue Reading

Celebrating Doctor’s Day

March 30th will pass by for some as any other day. However, it should not.  It is a day for us to celebrate and recognize American physicians for their ongoing work to improve the health of our communities, country and world. As we have said before, in the end, we are all patients. Doctors will impact the lives of most, if not all, American’s at… Continue Reading