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academic administrator , educator , Physician

Louis William Burgher, American Physician, educator ( hlth: medical, Educated)physician, educator. Recipient Upjohn award Nebraska College Medicine, 1970. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Pulmonary Medicine. Fellow American College Chest Physicians; member American Medical Association (council on medical.edn. 1973-1978.


Burgher, Louis William was born on October 31, 1944 in Centerville, Iowa, United States. Son of Wendell and Dorothy (Probasco) Burgher.


Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1966. Doctor of Medicine with honors, University Nebraska, 1970. Master in Medical Science, University Nebraska, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, University Nebraska, 1978.


Intern University Nebraska College Medicine, 1970-1971, resident in internal medicine, 1971-1972. Practice medicine specializing in pulmonary medicine Omaha, 1974-1993. National Institutes of Health fellow in pulmonary diseases Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, 1972-1974, associate professor, 1981-1997, chief secretary pulmonary medicine, 1980-1984, professor, since 1997, vice chancellor, 1999—2001.

President Clarkson College, Omaha, since 2007. Clinical research associate in pulmonary disease University Nebraska College of Medicine, 1969-1972. Medical director pulmonary medicine Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital, Omaha, 1974-1993, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1993-1997.

President, Chief Executive Officer Nebraska Health Systems, 1997-2001. Member pulmonary-allergy drugs advisory Food and Drug Administration, 1984-1986. Tuberculosis consultant to Nebraska Department Health, 1972-1996.

Medical director Nebraska Opportunity for Volunteers in ACTION, 1971-1972. Trustee Nebraska Foundation, 1982-1994.


  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Pulmonary Medicine.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on pulmonary disease to professional journals.


Fellow American College Chest Physicians. Member American Medical Association (council on medical education 1973-1978, member liaison committee on medical education 1974-1979), Nebraska Medical Association, Zumbro Valley Medical Society (executive committee 1973-1974), University Medical Center House Officers Association (president 1971-1972), National Association Medical Directors Respiratory Care (president 1985-1987), Mayo Fellows Association (pres 1973-1974), National Academy of Sciences (member task force study Institute Medicine), Nebraska Thoracic Society (president 1980-1981), University Nebraska Medical Center Alumni Association (president 1986-1988), Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Susan Stephens, May 20, 1979. Children: Tanya Jo, Tara Lynn, Lucas William, Rachel Elizabeth.

Wendell Burgher

Dorothy (Probasco) Burgher

Susan Stephens

Tanya Jo Burgher

Tara Lynn Burgher

Lucas William Burgher

Rachel Elizabeth Burgher