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Creighton University

Creighton University

Omaha VA Medical Center
4101 Woolworth Avenue (111D)

Omaha, NE  68105

Phone: 402 280 4295
Fax: 402 280 5247
Website: http://medschool.creighton.edu/departmentofmedicine/
Email: MichelleConnors@creighton.edu

Training Program Director

Marvin Bittner MD, MSc    

Research Interests:  Nosocomial infections

Participating Hospitals

  • Creighton Univ. Med. Center : 300
  • VA Medical Center : 122

Program Training Offerings

How does this program meet the ABIM requirements for training in clinical microbiology?

Didactic Lectures
Hands-on Experience

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic Lectures

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

Infections in marrow transplant
Infections in solid organ transplant patients
Infections in travelers and tropical medicine

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:

Yes

If yes, what is the average number of lectures provided over a two-year period?

24

Training is for:

MD
DO
MBBS

Are there citizenship requirements?

No

Types of visas accepted:

J-1

Number of fellows accepted each year:

1 - 2

Duration of the Fellowship (years):

2

The Program has a training grant (T32):

No

Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:

350

Number of Fellows completing the Program in the last 5 years:

6

Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

Optional CDC sponsored STD training
Optional hospital epidemiology course
Conferences: Guideline review, board review, journal club, HIV roundtable, city-wide case conference, Mandell review

 

Applications accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)?

Yes

Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July 15th - November 8th

Timeframe when interviews are done

July 16th - November 8th

Faculty

Marvin J. Bittner , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Nosocomial infections

Stephen J. Cavalieri , PhD , Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical microbiology and beta lactam resistance

Laurel C. Preheim , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Rat models of pneumococcal infections and clinical infectious diseases

Susan Swindells , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infection and AIDS

Sara Bares , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV prevention and treatment, HIV in women, HIV in pregnancy

John Horne , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Renuga Vivekanandan , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Manasa Velagapudi , MBBS

Research Interests: HIV

Pam Foral , PharmD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Christopher Destache , PharmD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pharmacology, nanomedicine, HIV

Jen Anthone , PharmD

Research Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Gary L. Gorby , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Biopreparedness

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