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.

4.94 out of 5
  • 6/30/2024
    Personally know the doctor (JM) and appreciate his honesty, hard work ethic and general all around awareness of the situation.
  • 7/1/2024
    I appreciate all appointments being on time
  • 6/28/2024
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • 6/29/2024
    Amazing doctor and nurses and staff
  • 7/10/2024
    The Dr took time to explain all questions about my blood work. The check in process was very quick and efficient.
  • 7/10/2024
    Very considerate of my diagnosis
  • 7/9/2024
    Everyone was very nice and made me feel comfortable.
  • 6/25/2024
    Every one was so helpful and made me feel comfortable
  • 6/21/2024
    Very interested in my situation, very courteous and helpful
  • 6/14/2024
    Friendly and professional
  • 6/15/2024
    Doctors and staff are excellent
  • 6/15/2024
    Everyone is caring.
  • 6/15/2024
    Staff are AWESOME!
  • 6/15/2024
    The doctors and personnel really care about their patients
  • 6/17/2024
    Always gotten good care, good staff
  • 6/17/2024
    Dr. Joel explained everything to me to where I could understand what's happening. Very reassuring.
  • 6/19/2024
    The excellent, personal, and compassionate care given to every patient!
  • 6/12/2024
    Professional, caring, focus on whole person not just a cancer diagnosis.
  • 6/12/2024
    Quickness, team, professional, kind & Dr Michalski
  • 6/11/2024
    The nurse was very kind and personable at the front. She made me feel welcome. When the doctor came in he sat down on my level and just talked. I didn't feel intimidated and I felt heard.
  • 6/7/2024
    Very friendly and helpful people from the valet on through to the doctor
  • 6/8/2024
    The whole atmosphere is very friendly
  • 6/5/2024
    Good talk
  • 6/6/2024
    Everyone is nice, professional and knowledgeable. I feel like my health is in good hands.
  • 6/4/2024
    Kindness and warm feeling
  • 5/31/2024
    Excellent staff.
  • 5/31/2024
    Friendly and understanding staff
  • 5/31/2024
    Previous family members have been there.
  • 5/29/2024
    Excellent attentive care.
  • 5/29/2024
    Quickly scheduled appointment, wonderful doctor
  • 5/25/2024
    The constant courtesy, professionalism each and every person has always shown me in all the time I have been treated as a patient!
  • 5/25/2024
    My family and I have been extremely happy with the care I've received there. The entire staff are very supportive, professional, and friendly. I love that so many services are available in-house, saves us time and frustration running around to different offices for services.
  • 5/24/2024
    Dr. Michalski presented what the potential issues that I might be facing and course of action to be pro-active.
  • 5/23/2024
    I had a very nice and smooth visit.
  • 5/22/2024
    Referrals, efficiency of process, physician's knowledge and bedside manner.
  • 5/19/2024
    Very professional and informing
  • 5/21/2024
    We were very satisfied with my appointment on Friday.
  • 5/21/2024
    When you first enter this building it really is esthetically appealing! The water fountain creates a sense of calmness! This was my first visit with Dr. Joel. A very nice lady named Leslie checked me in. The process was super easy since all my paperwork was completed at home. After waiting a short time my name was called and I was introduced to Dr. Joel's nurse. She was also super nice too! I was also informed by Dr. Joel's nurse named Aly but not certain, that I was to expected to see Dr. Joel shortly. The waiting time was short. When Dr. Joel came in and greeted me, he was very personable and made my appointment less intimidating. He asked all my questions as well. After discussing my reason for coming to see him, which I was referred to him by Dr. David Franco from Nebraska Methodist at Indian Hill, I felt more comfortable. I feel that I am in the right place for my issue.
  • 5/18/2024
    Nice & courteous nurse. I love how honest everyone is.
  • 5/19/2024
    Pleasant environment.
  • 5/17/2024
    The staff are friendly and see to all your needs
  • 5/16/2024
    Dr Michalski is brilliant and he is very caring.
  • 5/13/2024
    Very satisfied
  • 5/11/2024
    Such caring people
  • 5/12/2024
    The doctors and staff are the best
  • 5/10/2024
    I am still alive
  • 5/9/2024
    the staff, all the care provided by Dr and nurses and support staff
  • 5/6/2024
    I'm always treated a smile. Plus I'm 3 yrs into kidney cancer. What more can a guy ask for. Special shout out to Hanna a nurse who sometimes takes care of me me. I believe she literally saved my life. She is a very good nurse.
  • 5/3/2024
    I've never had any issues with either scheduling or canceling appointments. Staff is always polite and Dr. Michalski is the BEST, he shows his patients that he cares about us. Great job!
  • 5/4/2024
    Everyone is very friendly and helpful!
  • 5/6/2024
    The help and excellent service I cannot find fault with many thanks.
  • 5/1/2024
    Dr. Michalski was very nice, compassionate and took time to answer any questions.
  • 4/27/2024
    The ladies there are extremely sweet and kind absolutely amazing
  • 4/28/2024
    Dr. Joel Michalski.
  • 4/27/2024
    Kind, efficient, knowledgeable.
  • 4/26/2024
    Everyone was so nice and caring.
  • 4/28/2024
    All staff are very helpful and timely!
  • 4/29/2024
    Everything seemed to fall into place the first time I came.
  • 4/29/2024
    Friendly and caring.
  • 4/25/2024
    First visit, so far good!
  • 4/30/2024
    Excellent service.
  • 4/25/2024
    The professionalism and knowledge of the staff.
  • 4/25/2024
    The professionalism knowledge of the team.
  • 4/19/2024
    Personal care.
  • 4/24/2024
    Everyone is so friendly and caring.
  • 4/18/2024
    Dr. Michalski is very understanding and thoughtful with us.
  • 4/19/2024
    Professional setting always.
  • 4/20/2024
    Caring and kind always.
  • 4/20/2024
    Everyone is very caring and professional.
  • 4/20/2024
    Good doctors. (JM)
  • 4/20/2024
    I have always had a wonderful experience at this practice. All of the staff here are wonderful. Aly was delightful to work with today and Dr. Michalski always makes me feel confident and well cared for. Thanks for everything!
  • 4/23/2024
    Everyone we encounter is friendly and considerate.
  • 4/23/2024
    The cancer center has been great to me.
  • 4/24/2024
    They are amazing!
  • 4/25/2024
    Excellent attentive care.
  • 4/25/2024
    First visit, so far good.
  • 4/16/2024
    Polite, friendly, caring, and they take the time to answer your questions.
  • 4/18/2024
    Dr. Michalski very understanding and thoughtful with us.
  • 4/13/2024
    Very informative and answered all questions.
  • 4/7/2024
    Everyone is very friendly and helpful. All of our questions are answered and Dr. Michalski is very compassionate and reassuring.
  • 4/7/2024
    Everyone was so kind and friendly!!
  • 4/5/2024
    Dr. Michalski is the best.
  • 4/3/2024
    Have met with this doctor on other occasions with regard to my wife's health. He was thorough in his examination. I had become stressed when I researched the protein in my blood. He was comforting in explaining my condition and reassuring in my long term health.
  • 3/31/2024
    Dr. Michalski was excellent at explaining why I was there and at setting me at ease.
  • 3/28/2024
    Always pleasant and willing to help.
  • 3/28/2024
    I get in a room in a timely matter and everyone is so friendly.
  • 3/26/2024
    Professional and caring staff.
  • 3/27/2024
    Dr. Joel Michalski and staff are very knowledgeable, patient-friendly, and willing to help in any way. The professionalism at the Jennie Edmonson office is top-notch. A patient feels they care, really listen, and will take care of them.
  • 3/27/2024
    Dr. Michalski is excellent. He answered all of my questions and is very approachable, friendly and kind. I would recommend him to anyone.
  • 3/27/2024
    Very caring and involved.
  • 3/10/2024
    Dr. Michalski actually visiting and tell us about factor five.
  • 3/12/2024
    I love the environment of your office staff; so friendly.
  • 3/13/2024
    I feel very comfortable with the care that I'm receiving and everyone I've talked with has been very supportive and willing to listen and answer all my questions and address any concerns I have.
  • 3/9/2024
    I always have a great experience when I come in. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Dr. Michalski is personable.
  • 3/7/2024
  • 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.
  • 08/04/23
    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.
  • 07/25/23
    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.
  • 06/14/23
    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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