Message from the Division Chief

Message from the Division Chief

Message from the Division Chief


Dr. Robert Recker, MACP, FACERobert R. Recker, MD, MACP, FACE

Welcome to the Creighton University School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, located at CHI Health, Bergan Mercy Medical Center, and Immanuel Medical Center.

The Division of Endocrinology was established more than 55 years ago under the leadership of Dr. Robert Heaney, MD, who was an international leader in Bone, Calcium, Vitamin D and Osteoporosis research. He died in 2016. Dr. Recker assumed Directorship of the Division in 1974. Faculty recruitment over the years since the 1970’s has brought the Division to 5 full-time faculty members. Our Endocrinology Fellowship was approved in 2006, and started with recruitment of 2 fellows, and later increased to 3 fellowship positions. Dr. Robert Anderson is the Director of the fellowship program.

All faculty members are board-certified in Internal Medicine and have sub-specialty training and board certification in endocrinology.

Education is an integral component of our service in parallel with excellent patient care and research. In addition to providing core lectures to medical residents and fellows throughout their training, additional educational opportunities offered to fellows, medical residents and students during their endocrinology rotation include:

  • Weekly lectures with review questions
  • Monthly core lectures by faculty
  • Weekly Internal Medicine grand rounds

In-patient teaching consultations are conducted at the following hospitals: Creighton University–Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Immanuel Medical Center, and Omaha VA Medical Center. Multiple outpatient endocrine teaching clinics are held at Creighton Medical Clinic, Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, VA Medical Center and the Dundee Clinic. In addition we have an insulin pump teaching clinic and a thyroid biopsy teaching clinic. We also have opportunities to join in mentored clinical research with each of the clinical faculty. Our clinical faculty is known for bone and mineral research, pituitary research, and metabolic research.

Thank you very much for your interest in our website and please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions.

Robert R. Recker, MD, MACP, FACE
O’Brien Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Director, Osteoporosis Research Center
Creighton University School of Medicine
Address: 6829 N 72nd St., Ste 7400
Omaha, NE 68122