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.

4.98 out of 5
  • 07/29/22
    Everyone is very friendly and helpful.
  • 07/08/22
    Everyone is so friendly!! Ayenne and Hannah are the best!!
  • 06/23/22
    As always the staff is caring and professional
  • 07/07/22
    Very happy with Dr. Michalski, very caring, listens very well and is very responsive. Exceeded expectations.
  • 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!!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.