Marvin J. Bittner, MD
Marvin J. Bittner, MD

Marvin J. Bittner, MD

Associate Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Medicine

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • University of Chicago,S.B.,to 1972
  • Harvard Medical School,M.D.,to 1976

Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners. Diplomate, 7/77
American Board of Internal Medicine. Internal Medicine, 9/79.  Infectious Disease, 11/82
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health, 2/01

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Bittner MJ. Dr. Audrey Paulman. A change in editor, but many similarities. Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society. 2016(Nov/Dec);37(6):22-3, Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 37, 6, 22-3, 2016
  •  Foral PA, Anthone JM, Destache CJ, Vivekanandan R, Preheim LC, Gorby G:, Horne JM, Dobronski LA, Syed JJ, Mindru C, Ali MA, Ali KF, Neemann KA, Bittner MJ. Education and communication in an interprofessional antimicrobial stewardship program., Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 116, 588-93, 2016
  • Bittner MJ, Preheim LC. Other slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria. Microbiol Spectrum. 2016;4(6):TNMI7-0012-2016. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.TNMI7-0012-2016., Microbiology Spectrum, 4, 6, 2016
  • Boos EM, Kramer MR, Bittner MJ.  A profile of patients who fail to keep appointments in a Veterans Administration primary care clinic, Wisconsin Medical Journal, 115, 4, 185-90, 2016
  • Bittner MJ. Calling all people who love to write. Editor’s desk, Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 37, 2, 8, 2016
  • Bittner MJ. Bring on more hassles. Editor’s desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 36,6, 8, 2015
  • Bittner MJ. His eyes were opened. Editor’s desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 36,5, 8, 2015
  • Bittner MJ.  Learning from cornfields.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 36, 3, 8, 2015
  • Bittner MJ.  Bending the unbendable.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 36, 2, 8, 2015
  • Bittner MJ.  No offense intended.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 36, 1, 8, 2015
  • Bittner MJ, Horne JM.  Paucity of laboratory-confirmed failures of high-dose influenza vaccine in an elderly population, 2012-13. , Wisconsin Medical Journal, 113, 5, 173, 2014
  • Bittner MJ.  When putting patients first wasn’t the first choice.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 35, 5, 8, 2014
  • Bittner MJ.  Being informed leads to informed debate.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 35, 4, 8, 2014
  • Abuzaid A, Smer A, Akturk HK, Bittner M.  Are we missing anaerobic infective endocarditis in some acute coronary syndromes?, BMJ Case Report, 2014, 204791, 2014
  • Bittner MJ.  Zombies in Omaha?  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 35, 3, 8, 2014
  • Bittner MJ.  Putting a price tag on common sense.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 35, 2, 8, 2014
  • Bittner MJ.  A call for critical thinking.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 35, 1, 6, 2014
  • Bittner MJ.  Ten strategies for using influenza vaccine that have emerged since the era of eight-track players. , Cornhusker Family Physician, 58, 2, 24-5, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  A time to say thank you.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 35, 6, 8, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  Worth taking another look.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 34, 5, 8, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  Another example of bureaucracy getting in the way. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 34, 4, 8, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  Clarification on use of high-dose influenza vaccine in the elderly. , Wisconsin Medical Journal, 112, 3, 104, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  Why the hands-off approach.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 34, 3, 10, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  Why the hands-off approach.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 34, 3, 10, 2013
  • Bittner MJ, Gorby GL, Parks CC.  Absence of laboratory-confirmed failures of high-dose influenza vaccine in an elderly population. , Wisconsin Medical Journal, 112, 2, 45, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  Community Leaders + Physicians = Greater Understanding.  Editor’s desk, Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 34, 2, 10, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  Begging to differ with the governor.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 34, 1, 10, 2013
  • Bittner MJ.  Take aim at a naysayer.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 33, 6, 10, 2012
  • Bittner MJ.  The freedom to vote.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 33, 5, 10, 2012
  • Bittner MJ.  Stands worth taking.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 33, 4, 10, 2012
  • Bittner MJ.  A novel suggestion.  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 33, 3, 10, 2012
  • Bittner MJ.  On a serious note . . .  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 33, 2, 37, 2012
  • Bittner MJ.  Why Greg?  Editor’s desk. , Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 33, 1, 10, 2012
  • One Voice Versus Many. Editor's desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 29(1), 9, 2008
  • Stout JE, Muder RR, Mietzner S, Wagener MM, Perri MB, DeRoos K, Goodrich D, Arnold W, Williamson T, Ruark O, Treadway C, Eckstein EC, Marshall D, Rafferty ME, Sarro K, Page J, Jenkins R, Oda G, Shimoda KJ, Zervos MJ, Bittner M, Camni SL, Panwalker AP, Donskey CJ, Nguyen M-H, Holodniy M, Yu VL, and the Legionella Study Group. Role of environmental surveillance in determining risk for hospital-acquired legionellosis: A national surveillance study with clinical correlations., Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 28(7), 818-824, 2007
  • Bringing Physicians Together. Editor's desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 28(4), 9, 2007
  • Dr. X Has a Flaw. Editor's desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 28(3), 9, 2007
  • Take a Closer Look. Editor's desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 28(2), 30, 2007
  • Infection - Don't Pass It On, Veterans' Health, Winter 2006, 4 & 5, 2007
  • A lavish production. Editor’s desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 28(1), 8, 2007
  • Stronger together. Editor’s desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 27(6), 7, 2006
  • Practically an Iowan. Editor’s desk., Not Applicable, 27(5), 9, 2006
  • New Year’s resolutions. Editor’s desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 27(4), 9, 2006
  • Donta ST, Engel Jr CC, Collins JF, Baseman JB, Bittner M, etal. Benefits and Harms of Doxycycline Treatment for Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial, Annals of Internal Medicine, 141 (2), 85-94, 2004
  • Limited Impact of Sustained Simple Feedback Based on Soap and Paper Towel Bittner MJ, Rich EC, Turner PD, Arnold, Jr., WH. Consumption on the Frequency of hand Washing in an Adult Intensive Care Unit., Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 23, number 3, 2002
  • i. Bittner MJ, Toney JF, Eleftheriou PD, Ribner BS. Randomized, double-blind comparison of oral cefpodoxime and parenteral ceftriaxone in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia. J Clin Outcomes Management 1999(Mar);6(3):38-45., Not Applicable, 1999

Publications

  • H Dakroub, M Bittner, M Firoz. Atypical Mycobacterial Peritonitis in a Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Patient. 2005 Nebraska Chapter Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Omaha, NE. October 13-14, 2005., ACP Nebraska Chapter Scientific Meeting, 2005
  • Bittner MJ, DeRoos K. Smallpox vaccine acceptance by hospital employees: Success with a multifaceted program. (Poster K-749) 43rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL, Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2003
  • Managed care and education: Seizing the opportunities., Academic Medicine, 109(4), 342, 2000
  • Impact on handwashing frequency of nursing workload and winter season in adult., Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology, 21, 103, 2000
  • Bittner MJ, Rich EC, Recker RL, Turner PD, Lubeley MW. Consistent satisfaction measured by American Board of Internal Medicine Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire following initial evaluation of inpatients by VA Medical Center interns. Scientific Presentation (Abstract 61), February 25, 1999, Not Applicable, 1999
  • 17th Annual Meeting, Health Services Research & Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, February 24-26, 1999, Not Applicable, 1999

Editing and Reviews

  • What to do About the 'Box.' Editor's Desk., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, Vol 26; No 3, 5, 2005
  • Taking the High Road. From the Editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, Vol 26; No 2, 2005
  • Some Solutions are Quite Simple. From the Editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, Vol 26; No 1, 5, 2005
  • Lessons Learned About a Peanut Vendor. From the Editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, Vol 25; No 6, 5, 2004
  • Questions Worth Asking. From the Editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, Vol 25; No 5, 5, 2004
  • Bittner MJ. The power of persuasion. From the editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 24(4), 4, 2003
  • Bittner MJ. No time to remain seated. From the editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 24(2), 4, 2003
  • Bittner MJ. My favorite things. From the editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 24(1), 4, 2003
  • Bittner MJ. The importance of understanding. From the editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 23(5), 4, 2002
  • Bittner MJ. Be like Dr. X. From the editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 23(4), 4-5, 2002
  • Bittner MJ. Who needs CME? We do. From the editor., Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, 23(3), 4-5, 2002

Presentations

  • Health advice for international travel.  Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska., 2017
  • Removing the nonsense: Electronic physician documentation (with Justin Birge MD). American College of Physicians, Nebraska Chapter Scientific Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, 2016
  • Vaccine pearls (with Stan Grogg DO). American Osteopathic Association/American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 121st Annual Medical Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California., 2016
  • Influenza vaccine for the elderly. Osteopathic Primary Care Roundtable on Immunization Practices, American Osteopathic Association/American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 121st Annual Medical Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California., 2016
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses.  American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Houston, TX., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Houston, TX., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Norfolk, VA., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Richmond, VA., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Charlottesville, VA., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Vienna, VA., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, San Diego, CA., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Costa Mesa, CA., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Los Angeles, CA., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Weslaco, TX., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Harlingen, TX., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Pharr, TX., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Brownsville, TX., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Walnut Creek, CA., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Modesto, CA., 2016
  • Health advice for international travel.  Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2016
  • Adult immunization. Continuing medical education program sponsored by the France Foundation and accredited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Big Mountain Medical Conference, Maine Osteopathic Association, Portland, Maine., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Peoria, AZ., 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Chandler, AZ. , 2016
  • Adult immunization. Continuing medical education program sponsored by the France Foundation and accredited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Big Mountain Medical Conference, Montana Academy of Family Practice, Whitefish, Montana., 2016
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton endocrinology conference, Omaha, Nebraska., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Phoenix, AZ., 2015
  • Foral P, Anthone J, Horne J, Dobronski L, Syed J, Destache C, Vivekanandan R, Preheim L, Gorby G, Bittner M.  Incorporating interprofessional practice education and motivational interviewing techniques in antimicrobial stewardship programs at two academic medical centers.  Poster 428, ID Week, San Diego, California., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, San Diego, CA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webinar., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webinar., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webinar., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webinar., 2015
  • Bittner M, Grogg S. Preparing for the influenza season. Webinar sponsored by American Osteopathic Association, .  http://www.osteopathic.org/inside-aoa/development/practice-mgt/webinars/Pages/preparing-for-the-influenza-season.aspx., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Oico Rivera, CA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Costa Mesa, CA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Los Angeles, CA., 2015
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, webinar at Asheville, NC., 2015
  • Boos E, Bittner M, Kramer MR.  Predictors of “no shows” at Omaha Veterans Administration primary care clinics.  Poster Session 2, Society of Epidemiologic Research 48th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2015
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses.  American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2015
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska., 2015
  • Dobronski LA, Foral P, Hemrick KS, Bittner MJ.  Adherence to Clostridium difficile treatment guidelines improved after intensification of an antimicrobial stewardship program with trends toward shorter length of stay and lower mortality at a Veterans Affairs health care system.  Poster, Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Anaheim, CA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Long Beach, CA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Rancho Cucamonga, CA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Greensboro NC., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Hickory, NC., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Raleigh, NC. , 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Gretna, LA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Mandeville, LA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Thibodauz, LA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, San Diego, CA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, San Diego, CA., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Tucson, AZ., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Phoenix, AZ., 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Oklahoma City, OK., 2015
  • Temperate medicine in tropical medicine.  Global Health Conference Midwest, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
  • Health advice for international travel.  Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
  • Boehme J, Stading J, Schneider A, Bittner M, Qi Y.  Sero-negative immunization titers for measles-mumps-rubella and hepatitis B in healthcare personnel, and evaluation of subsequent vaccine re-administration.  Poster 1-014, 49th American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, Anaheim, California., 2014
  • Foral P, Jamieson E, Bittner M, Gorby G, Horowitz E, Ali K , Neeman K, Vivekanandan R., et al. Provider acceptance and impact of a consultative, non-coercive antimicrobial stewardship program at Veterans Affairs Medical center. (Abstract accepted to be presented at 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy), 2014
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska, 2014
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses. American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Orlando, FL., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Vienna, VA., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Wichita, KS., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Wichita, KS., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Cleveland, OH., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Roanoke, VA., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Richmond, VA., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Virginia Beach, VA., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Overland Park, KS., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Leawood, KS., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Leawood, KS., 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Kansas City Infectious Diseases Society, Kansas City, MO., 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Liberty, MO., 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, National Gerontological Nursing Assoication, Clearwater Beach , FL., 2013
  • Anthone J, Vivekanandan R, Mindru C, Ali K, Ali M, Horowitz E, Bittner M, Gorby G, Destache C, Preheim L.  Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) on antimicrobial usage and incidence of Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI) at a teaching hospital.  Poster presentation 1016, ID Week 2013, San Francisco, California, 2013
  • Documenting and coding.  Creighton endocrine conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Walnut Creek, CA., 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Palo Alto, CA, 2013
  • Health care reform.  Physician panelist, Platte Institute program at University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses. American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2013
  • HIV/AIDS.  Creighton Internal Medicine Board Review, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Champaign, Il, 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur,Springfield IL, 2013
  • USMLE Part 1 infectious diseases board review.  Creighton second-year medical student board review series, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • Health advice for international travel.  Creighton Infectious Diseases Symposium, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • Health advice for international travel.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Omha, NE, 2013
  • Health advice for international travel.  Grand rounds, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Nebraska, 2013
  • Endocarditis.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds panelist, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • Influenza 2013 and beyond.  Creighton pulmonary grand rounds, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Memphis, TN., 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Lakeland, FL. , 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Orlando, FL. , 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Jacksonville, FL, 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur , Denver, CO., 2012
  • Influenza 2012 and beyond.  Clarkson Family Practice Residency,  Omaha, Nebraska, 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Springfield, MO. , 2012
  • Kumari R, Ali MA, Kumar S, Bittner MJ.  Save my infected catheter:  A patient’s plea—can we agree? Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Chapter, American College of Physicians, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 2012
  • Kumari R, Kumar S, Ali MA, Bittner MJ.  Fever and bicytopenia:  The missing link.  Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Chapter, American College of Physicians, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 2012
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska, 2012
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska, 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webcast. , 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Des Moines, IA., 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webcast. , 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur,  Dallas, TX. , 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Houston, TX., 2012
  • HIV/AIDS.  Creighton Internal Medicine board review, Omaha, Nebraska, 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Nashville, TN., 2012
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses.  American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Independence, OH. , 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Cincinnati, OH., 2012
  • Influenza in the elderly.  Dayton VA Medical Center infectious diseases conference, Dayton, Ohio, 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Columbus, OH., 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Centennial, CO., 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Boulder, CO., 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Denver, CO., 2012
  • Influenza in the elderly.  University of Colorado Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Aurora, Colorado, 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Longmont, CO., 2012
  • 2012 adult immunization update.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska, 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Telerounds. , 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Telerounds., 2012
  • Tuberculosis.  Ambulatory care curriculum, Creighton Internal Medicine Residents, Omaha NE., 2012
  • "Adult Immunization." Immunize Nebraska Fourth Annual Immunization Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Omaha, NE, 2007
  • Wound care update—managing infections. Dinner program sponsored by Pfizer, Omaha, Nebraska, 2007
  • Wound care update—managing infections. Dinner program sponsored by Pfizer, Omaha, Nebraska, 2007
  • Health advice for international travel. Midwest Global Health Conference, sponsored by University of Nebraska Medical Center International Studies and Programs, Omaha, Nebraska, 2006
  • Lean-value stream and flow. Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 Effective Coaching for Improvement Conference, October 24, 2006, Minneapolis, Minnesota., 2006
  • Cause and effect diagrams and Pareto charts. Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 Effective Coaching for Improvement Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota., 2006
  • "Modern day management of MRSA infections." Spezia, Omaha, NE., 2006
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus More patients, more treatments. Dinner program sponsored by Pfizer. Omaha, Nebraska, 2006
  • Hand hygiene. Research Conference, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2006
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus More patients, more treatments. Dinner program sponsored by Pfizer. Rapid City, South Dakota, 2006
  • Avian influenza: Katrina of medicine. Sunrise Lions Club, Omaha, Nebraska, 2006
  • Update in Antibiotic Resistance. 2005 Nebraska Chapter Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Scott Conference Center, Omaha, NE., 2005
  • Travel Immunizations. Immunize Nebraska - Second Annual Immunization Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Omaha, NE., 2005
  • Valacyclovir and prevention of herpes transmission. Omaha, NE, 2005
  • MSA and linezolid. Miller, SD, 2005
  • MSA and linezolid. Rapid City, SD, 2005
  • MRSA and linezolid. Pierre, SD, 2005
  • Update in HIV Therapy. Clinical Update in Internal Medicine, Creighton Universtiy School of Medicine, Departmetn of Medicine. May 6-7, 2005, Omaha, Nebraska, 2005
  • Aids Rx update. CU Internal Medicine Update. Omaha, NE, 2005
  • MRSA and linezolid. Lincoln, NE, 2005
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: more patients, more treatments. General Rounds, Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen, SD, 2005
  • MRSA and linezolid. Aberdeen, SD, 2005
  • TB lecture. UNMC Physician Assistant students, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • MRSA and linezolid. VVA Medical Center, Lincoln, NE, 2005
  • Patient safety. APIC, Immanuel Hospital, Centennial Room, Omaha, NE., 2004
  • Influenza vaccine shortage. Creighton Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Valacyclovir and prevention of herpes transmission. Omaha, NE, 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Slayton, MN, 2004
  • Voriconazole. Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Health advice for the international travel. Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, Lied Lodge, Nebraska City, NE, 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Huron Clinic, Huron, SD, 2004
  • Telithromycin. Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: more patients, more treatments. Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk, NE, 2004
  • Telithromycin. Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Telithromycin roundtable. Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Continuing education presentatoins for pharmacy in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Watertown, South Dakota, and Ortonville, Minnesota. September 16-17, 2004, 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: more patients, more treatments. Watertown, SD, 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Ortonville, MN, 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Aberdeen, SD., 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Nebraska Veteran's Home, Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Valacyclovir and herpes transmission. Omaha, NE, 2004
  • 2004 Zyvox Regional Expert Panel. Pfizer. Denver, Colorado. July 26-27, 2004, 2004
  • Overview of parasitology. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Family Practice Residency International Track, South Bend, IN, 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Dinner meeting sponsored by Pfizer. Stanton, Nebraska., 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Stanton, NE, 2004
  • Overview of parasitology. Seminar for International Track, Family Practice Residency, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, Indiana., 2004
  • Managing quality data from archaeology to Zen. Taught with Carol A. Keller. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System and Office of Quality and Performance course. July 7-8, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada., 2004
  • Managing quality data from archaeology to Zen. Taught with Carol A. Keller. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System and VA Midwest Healthcare Network (Veterans Integrated Service Network 23)course. June 30-July 1, 2004, Des Moines, Iowa, 2004
  • Managing quality data from archaeology to Zen; taught with Carol A. Keller. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System and Office of Quality and Performance course, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004
  • Managing quality data from archaeology to Zen; taught with Carol A. Keller. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System and Office of Quality and Performance course, Fairfax, Virginia., 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Talks sponsored by Pfizer and Grand Rounds, Scottsbluff, Nebraska., 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Talks sponsored by Pfizer and Grand Rounds, Rapid City, South Dakota., 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: More patients, more treatments. Continuing medical education programs, North Platte and Ogallala, Nebraska., 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Dinner meeting sponsored by Pfizer, Columbus, Nebraska., 2004
  • Data management course description. Presentation to Veterans Health Administration Quality Management Officers meeting, Arlington, Virginia., 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Dinner meeting sponsored by Pfizer, Chadron, Nebraska., 2004
  • Quinolone trends. Presentation to medical staff of St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Missouri, 2003
  • Herpes virus infections. Continuing Medical Education Program, McCook Community Hospital, McCook, Nebraska, 2003
  • Smallpox vaccination: QI project or scholarly opportunity? Work in progress seminar, core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2003
  • Infectious Diseases Update 2003. Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2003
  • Bioterrorism. Creighton American Medical Student Association, Omaha, NE, 2003
  • Smallpox vaccination: QI project or scholarly opportunity? Work in progress seminiar, core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton Univeristy, Omaha, NE, 2003
  • Infectious Diseases Update 2003. Dinner meeting at Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Family Practice, Omaha, NE, 2003
  • Sepsis. Infection and Immunity Club, Mayo Clinic. Rochester, MN, 2003
  • Health Advice for international travel. Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center., 2003
  • Smallpox: Scientific background, practical steps. Research Seminar, VA Medical Center, 2003
  • Cases in infectious diseases. Moderated discussion sponsored by Bayer, December 10, 2002, North Platte, Nebraska, 2002
  • Health advice for international travel. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, St. John Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 2002
  • Antimicrobial agent monitoring program evaluation. Work in progress seminar, core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2002
  • Health advice for international travel. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois, 2002
  • Sepsis. VA Black Hills Healthcare System, Ft. Meade, South Dakota, 2002
  • Decisions in managing community-acquired pneumonia. Meeting of primary care practitioners sponsored by Pfizer, Omaha, Nebraska, 2002
  • Cases in infectious diseases. Moderated discussion sponsored by Bayer, Omaha, Nebraska, 2002
  • Tuberculosis. 2002 Educational Conference, Nebraska Hospital Association/Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2002
  • Gram-positive infections. South Dakota Infection Control Council, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2002
  • Health advice for international travel. Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, 2002
  • Bioterrorism. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2002
  • Practical issues in zoonoses. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2002
  • Tuberculosis and variants. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2002
  • Bacterial infections. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2002
  • Fungal Infections. Midwest Baord Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2002
  • STD and AIDS overview. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2002
  • HIV. Allergy Fellows Conference, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2002
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. Saint Francis Medical Center. Grand Island, NE., 2002
  • Health advice for international travel. Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha, NE., 2002
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, physician assistant program, juniors., 2002
  • Sepsis. St. Luke's Regional Medical Center., 2002
  • Sepsis. Hall County Medical Society. South Sioux City, Iowa., 2002
  • Meningitis. KMTV Channel 3, 5 pm news broadcast., 2002
  • Sepsis. Medical Grand Rounds, Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. Mason City, Iowa., 2001
  • From Archaeology to Zen Enlightenment. Second Annual Quality and Safety Conference: "Building Bridges for Tomorrow." Central Plains Network University, Des Moines, Iowa, November 26-27, 2001, 2001
  • Sepsis. Meeting of internists and surgeons sponsored by Lilly Lecture Bureau. Omaha, NE., 2001
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, second-year infectious diseases., 2001
  • Influenza. Creighton Healthwise, KIOS radio. Omaha, NE., 2001
  • Influenza: A deadly common virus. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Support Group. Omaha VA Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2001
  • STD and AIDS overview. Fungal infections. Midwest Board Review Course, ACP-ASIM, Schaumburg, IL., 2001
  • Sepsis. Medical Staff Grand Rounds, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa., 2001
  • Bioterrorism. Creighton Healthwise, KIOS radio, 2001
  • HIV and tuberculosis: From John Keats to David Letterman. Update for HIV Care Providers and Educators, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2001
  • Physician on vacation, Harvard Medical School 25th Reunion Class Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts., 2001
  • Bioterrorism. KGRI radio, Grand Island., 2001
  • Bioterrorism. KPTM Channel 42, 9 pm news broadcasst, 2001
  • Bioterrorism. KETV Channel 7, 10 pm news broadcast, September 25 and 6 am news broadcast, September 26, 2001, 2001
  • West Nile Encephalitis. KMTV channel 3, 6 pm broadcast, July 19, 2001, 2001
  • Live interview on Lyme disease, pediatric immunizations. The Wellness Connection, 7-7:15 pm, Cox Cable Television Channel 4, live broadcast, 2001
  • Hand disinfection interventions to protect patients. Work in Progress Seminar, Core Faculty Meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and OUtcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • The physician on vacation. Harvard Medical School 25th Reunion Class Symposium, Boston, MA, 2001
  • STD and AIDS overview. Fungal infections. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Inernal Medicine, Schaumburg, IL, 2001
  • Current issues in hand washing. Meeting of Association of Professionals of Infection Control, Greater Omaha Chapter, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, physican assistant program, juniors, 2001
  • Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center Colege of Medicine, second-year infectious diseases, 2001
  • Hand hygiene improvement. Work in progress seminar, core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • The parts of the elephant: regulations in medical recrod privacy. Kissel J, Bittner M, Purtilo R, Wilson D. Creighton University Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • Health advice for international travel. Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • Health advice for international travel. Workshop on Cross-Cultural Issues Encountered During International Health Electives, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas,, 2000
  • Consultants' Advisory Panel, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical. Vail Cascade Resort, Vail, Colorado., 2000
  • Current issues in hand washing. 20th Annual Educational Conference, Nebraska Infection Control Network, Omaha, Nebraska,, 2000
  • Health advice for international travel. NHS Fall Medical Lecture Series, Nebraska Health System, Omaha, Nebraska, November 5, 1999, 1999
  • The effect of house officer work time allocation on patient satisfaction. Core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, October 27, 1999., 1999
  • Highlights of 39th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Infectious Diseases Journal Club, Omaha, Nebraska, October 26,1999, 1999
  • Departing house officers. After dinner speech. House officers banquet, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1999., 1999
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. University of Nebraska Medical Center Internal Medicine House Officers, VA Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, May 5, 1999., 1999
  • 12. STD and AIDS overview. Fungal infections. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois, May 20, 1999., 1999
  • The effect of house officer workload on patient satisfaction and length of stay. Core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, April 28, 1999, 1999
  • The effect of house officer workload on patient satisfaction and length of stay. Core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, April 28, 1999., 1999
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. Panel discussion on controversies in pneumonia, Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, March 31, 1999., 1999
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. Panel discussion on controversies in pneumonia, Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, March 31, 1999., 1999
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. Panel discussion on controversies in pneumonia, Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, March 31, 1999., 1999
  • 6. Travel medicine, 21st Annual Infectious Diseases Conference, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida, March 27, 1999, 1999
  • 7. Update on tuberculosis, 21st Annual Infectious Diseases Conference, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida, March 27, 1999., 1999
  • Health advice for the international traveler, Continuing Medical Education Conference, St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska, March 23, 1999., 1999
  • Neurocysticercosis, Clinical Case Conference, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, March 17, 1999, 1999
  • 3. Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. 1999 Pneumonia Update, HealthPartners, Hotel Sofitel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 13, 1999., 1999
  • 120. The new tuberculosis. Keynote Address, Collaborative Case Conference, Central Florida Tuberculosis Coalition, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida, January 29, 1999, 1999
  • Trends in quinolones and trovafloxacin, Primary Care Medicine Grand Rounds, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida, January 28, 1999, 1999

Awards and Honors

  • Laureate Award, American College of Physicians, 2013
  • Golden Apple Nominee, Creighton University School of Medicine Second-Year, 2012
  • Best Doctors in America, 2012
  • American College of Physicians, Nebraska Chapter, 2008 Volunteerism and Community Service Award, 2008