About Joel Michalski MD, PHD

I am proud to have been born and raised in Nebraska and completed all of my education at University of Nebraska Medical Center.  I learned at an early age that hard work is the currency of success. I applied that principle over many years of training and strive to provide that for every one of my patients.

My first career path did not include medicine, but along the way of other endeavors, I rediscovered my passion for science and helping people. During my education, I played amateur football, and was the first MD/PHD scholar at UNMC to complete their PhD in three years. Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my wife, and our young twin boys. I also like to lift weights, build cabinetry and furniture, camp, read, travel and volunteer. I have an older Nissan 300zx, that I have owned for over 20 years, and enjoy driving it when weather allows.


I have a strong interest in how the immune system interacts with cancer, and how those interactions can be utilized to treat many cancers. The fields of hematology and oncology are complex, and I’m committed to providing the best, high quality care that modern medicine has to offer, along with a sincere desire to treat people, not just a disease.

  • Medical Degree:
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

  • PHD:
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

  • Residency:
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

  • Fellowship:
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    The American Society of Hematology
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Nebraska Medical Association
    Metro Omaha Medical Society – Editorial & Membership Committees
    UNMC House Officers Association – Community Liaison


The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

4.19 out of 5
  • 2/28/2024
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  • 2/23/2024
  • 2/20/2024
    Doctor and everybody involved were great.
  • 2/15/2024
    I have already recommended my doctor from your clinic and that person is now a patient.
  • I really like the Dr and medical assistant. Very though and friendly, and talks to you not at you.
  • 1/16/2024
    We feel so lucky to have been referred to Dr. Michalski, he is very thorough and understanding.
  • 1/13/2024
    Dr. Michalski was very thorough and had clearly spent time prior to my appointment reviewing my medical history. He answered all my questions and we came up with a plan for going forward.
  • 1/11/2024
    Everyone at the Legacy location is so friendly and helpful.
  • 09/15/23
    Everyone was very polite and efficient.
  • 09/12/23
    I’ve always been treated with respect by all staff. They value their patients time and work to make the visit as quick as it can be, all while taking care of the patient.
  • 09/01/23
    I really like the Dr and medical assistant. Very though and friendly, and talks to you not at you.
  • 08/28/23
    Very fast and convenient
  • 08/28/23
    Everyone was so nice and helpful made me feel at ease. The doctor asked questions and gave me answers that made me feel like he cared. I had blood work done and the ladies were wonderful. The girls at the front desk very helpful. Thank you so much make making me feel like I mattered.
  • 08/10/23
    I got in quickly and it was a positive and informative visit.
  • 08/14/23
    When I walk in the door you are greeted by the nicest people. When the nurses take you to your room you feel they really care. It’s scary having cancer, and they make you feel like you’re not alone. Dr. Joel Michalski is the greatest he saved my life. Thank you
  • 08/11/23
    Convenient location and speedy service.
  • 08/04/23
    Staff is excellent and professional. Always get in on time.
  • 08/08/23
    Great doctor. Staff is generally concerned with your well being. Very friendly.
  • 07/31/23
    Very professional to my husband and I. The doctor was very informative with information and answered our questions.
  • 07/25/23
    Great Dr’s and the nurses are great. Everyone in this office are friendly, including girls at the desk. Couldn’t ask for better care.
  • 07/24/23
    Clear, direct, caring.
  • 07/20/23
    NCS staff are very caring and knowledgeable. I appreciate them a great deal.
  • 07/18/23
    Friendly and Efficient.
  • 07/14/23
    Love my Dr. Michalski, he is straight forward with me and encouraging. Because of the skills God gave him I am alive, strong and cancer free.
  • 06/30/23
    Everyone is pleasant and it relaxes you. Nothing but good to say.
  • 07/06/23
    Dr. Michalski takes plenty of time to explain things and does a very thorough exam. He truly seems to care about me and what is going on.
  • 06/23/23
    Went smoothly.
  • 06/27/23
    The wholistic care approach coupled with caring and knowledgeable healthcare providers, give me reassurance that I’m receiving excellent care.
  • 06/26/23
    Dr. Michalski and all the staff have been very supportive and responsive to any questions I have had.
  • 06/29/23
    Everything was great.
  • 06/14/23
    Everything always runs so smoothly and the staff is always so kind and friendly.
  • 06/05/23
    Quick, pleasant, efficient.
  • 05/26/23
    I appreciate Dr. Joel and feel very comfortable in his care.
  • 05/23/23
    I was satisfied.
  • 05/23/23
    Well done.
  • 05/12/23
    The Dr was very thorough with his explanation of different things. The lab also commented on what a great doctor he is so that definitely makes me feel better.
  • 05/02/23
    Everyone was very friendly and kind.
  • 05/02/23
    Everyone makes it very easy, and are most helpful. From the valets to the nurses and everyone involved in my treatment. Thanks all of you.
  • 04/20/23
    The staff is very and caring. They take the time to understand your concerns.
  • 04/13/23
    Dr. Joel M was great. He explained everything so I understood it and identified next steps.
  • 04/11/23
    Dr Michalski is fantastic and really listens. He is just fantastic.
  • 04/03/23
    I always get a very nice greeting and all the staff are very helpful.
  • 04/06/23
    In the last 2.5 years I have never had a bad experience with NCS I feel welcomed as well as I feel listened too! My oncologist is amazing! I have never met a Doctor more down to earth than Dr. Michalski.
  • 03/21/23
    Thank you for letting us make a choice concerning masks!
  • 03/17/23
    I have been extremely well cared for by Dr. Michalski and have already recommended him to others. All the nurses, lab techs, and front desk staff are wonderful!
  • 03/16/23
    Both nurse and Dr. Michalski made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
  • 03/13/23
    Very friendly and informative!
  • 03/14/23
    Excellent care from all the staff.
  • 03/03/23
    Dr Joel M is professional, really listens and genuinely cares! So easy to talk to and very kind!
  • 03/02/23
    Awesome staff and very clean environment.
  • 02/13/23
    I found the staff and his team (JM) to be very friendly and nice to talk to. He asked me questions to explain in my words my cancer story. And then we talked about the care I have had, and what the plan was for now.
  • 02/09/23
    Dr. Michalski listens to my concerns & answers my questions thoroughly.
  • 02/14/23
    The nurses were very kind.
  • 02/06/23
    Kind. Takes time to listen. Seems educated and curious. (Michalski)
  • 02/07/23
    I have had great care by all the staff.
  • 02/03/23
    Everything about the center is great.
  • 01/27/23
    Everyone is polite and very efficient.
  • 01/30/23
    My visits have been great. The people are so caring and understanding of what you are going through and they try to help anyway they can. They are great. THANK YOU TO ALL.
  • 01/24/23
    Was very pleased with my visit and loved the Dr., He was Very professional and explained everything in a way easy to understand.
  • 01/13/23
    Dr Milkalski is fantastic. His support staff is equally fantastic.
  • 01/16/23
    I greatly appreciate NCS.
  • 01/05/23
  • 12/05/22
    We felt Dr. Joel Michalsky was very caring and was very good at explaining all that we needed to know.
  • 07/28/22
    A good experience.
  • 07/18/22
    Laura and Erin took great care of me in infusion!! Thanks ladies!!!! You're the best!!!!
  • 07/29/22
    Was a very good visit answer any concerns I had love the place.
  • 09/30/22
    Our doctor met us via the video telmedicine feature,the meeting went very well.
  • 08/16/22
    Great staff ,very nice environment. Love my doctor
  • 08/12/22
    Wonderful care & kindness beyond words
  • 07/26/22
    Always very professional and prepared with knowledge of my condition.
  • 07/08/22
    The NCS facility at 17201 Wright St. is light and bright and the atmosphere gives hope. The patients are treated with respect and dignity and nurses, doctors and pharmacists do a super job in assisting the patients with great care. A blessing to all who go there.
  • 09/27/22
    I feel very comfortable with my Provider and feel I am making a lot of progress. I couldn't be happier with my care.
  • 07/22/22
    I love ?? my experience I have with Dr. Joel!
  • 09/12/22
    The time spent by the doctor explaining what is being monitored.
  • 06/16/22
    The lab associate that took my blood was awesome, she needs a promotion. Very professional and polite.
  • 06/23/22
    Can't say enough nicecthings about your receptionists and your Nurses are wonderful. Love Dr. Michalski! Your volunteers are really great as well. No complaints except hard to get early morning Dr. Appointments.
  • 08/26/22
    Always great
  • 07/21/22
    All of my appointments have been very good. Everyone that we come into contact with treat you with the utmost respect. Their professionalism is wonderful.
  • 08/18/22
    It was a quality experience. Friendly/helpful staff & doctors.
  • 07/07/22
    This was an excellent experience everyone is friendly, and caring.
  • 11/28/22
    Dr. Michalski shows care, compassion, concern. Best in the field.
  • 06/23/22
    Dr. Michalski is a very compassionate, knowledgeable provider. I trust his plan of action and I appreciate the way he listens to my concerns.
  • 12/13/22
    Thanks for all your help.
  • 12/09/22
    The staff at NCS are the best. They make me not quite as nervous when I check in. The nurse taking vital & information is the best! Then there Dr. Joel…..he is so personable & has a calming about him . So grateful & blessed to have a place , that I don’t like going to, is so wonderful.
  • 12/08/22
    Gal that took blood was wonderful.
  • 12/19/22
    All the staff has been amazing through my journey. Without some of them, it would have been much more difficult!
  • 08/12/22
    Very courteous staff and physician! Front desk staff at main entrance was very helpful.

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