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.

4.96 out of 5
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 08/18/22
    It was a quality experience. Friendly/helpful staff & doctors.
  • 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.