A Poland native, Grzegorz Skiba, MD of Omaha Nebraska, received his Medical Doctorate at the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland. After completing an internship at his hometown hospitals, he began research in the field of liver diseases at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, Great Britain. Since then, he has co-authored several scientific papers on liver transplantation. During that time, he also developed a strong interest in Anesthesiology.
After moving to the United States and passing strict American licensing examinations, Dr. Skiba was admitted into an Anesthesiology residency program at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He completed his internship in General Surgery at the Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
In his final years of the residency training, Dr. Skiba developed a strong interest in the management of pain that extends far beyond patient’s experience of surgery and the operating room. Because of this commitment, he went on to obtain additional expertise in Pain Medicine by joining one of the country’s top ACGME-accredited Pain Management fellowship training programs at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. During this fellowship, Dr. Skiba co-authored an online Pain Management Course for Latin American Physicians
Dr. Skiba holds two board certifications by the American Board of Medical Specialties, one in Anesthesiology and one in the subspecialty of Pain Medicine. Dr. Skiba is licensed to practice medicine in Nebraska, Washington and Texas.
As the first Pain Medicine fellowship-trained and board-certified specialist in Grand Island, he pioneered interventional pain management in central Nebraska and had the privilege of helping hundreds of chronic pain patients find relief. Despite numerous clinical duties, Dr. Skiba also enjoyed time spent educating and training local providers in interventional pain management techniques.
In 2008, Dr. Skiba joined Mt. Baker Pain Clinic, a division of Northwest Radiologists, a large radiology practice in Washington State. Two years later, Dr. Skiba moved back to Nebraska, establishing Omaha Pain Physicians, LLC, in May 2010.
Dr. Skiba’s wife, Magdalena, just became a medical student at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and, after obtaining her Medical Doctorate, plans to pursue a residency in Pathology. Their daughter, Marta, is currently a student at Nebraska University in Omaha.
- Anesthesiologist: Pain Medicine