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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

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 LecturesHands-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 transplantInfections in solid organ transplant patientsInfections in travelers and tropical medicine

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:


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


Training is for:


Are there citizenship requirements?


Citizenship Requirements:

Types of visas accepted:


Number of fellows accepted each year:

1 - 2

Duration of the Fellowship (years):


The Program has a training grant (T32):


Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:


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


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®)?


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July 15th - November 8th

Timeframe when interviews are done

July 16th - November 8th


Marvin J. Bittner MD

Marvin J. Bittner

Stephen J. Cavalieri PhD

Stephen J. Cavalieri

Laurel C. Preheim MD

Laurel C. Preheim

Susan Swindells MD

Susan Swindells

Sara Bares MD

Sara Bares

John Horne MD

John Horne

Renuga Vivekanandan MD

Renuga Vivekanandan

Manasa Velagapudi MBBS

Manasa Velagapudi

Pam Foral PharmD

Pam Foral

Christopher Destache PharmD

Christopher Destache

Jen Anthone PharmD

Jen Anthone

Gary L. Gorby MD

Gary L. Gorby

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