About Ralph Hauke MD, FACP

My hometown is Colon, Panama which is on the north entrance of the Canal. I graduated from the University Of Panama School of Medicine. After a few years in primary care, I decided to enter the field of oncology due to my personal family experience as well as the exciting research opportunities and challenges it presented. Upon completing my oncology fellowship at UNMC, I developed the urologic oncology program at that institution, focusing my clinical and research interests in tumors of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testes. This tenure included developing the immunotherapy program with high dose IL-2 for the treatment of kidney cancer and melanoma. I also served as the chief of oncology at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital (Omaha), was a committee member that developed the national treatment guidelines of the NCCN for prostate and kidney cancers and served on the CALGB urologic oncology subcommittee.

I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. I love to watch soccer, and when time allows outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and camping. I also like to play chess and read books. I was an avid stamp collector and chess player when I lived in Panama. I lived through the U.S. invasion of Panama and my Internship took me to remote areas of Panama including flying to remote jungle villages on Huey helicopters to paddling in canoes in rivers to help people.

Specialties

My practice includes the treatment of benign blood disorders as well as all malignancies, although I continue with focused expertise in prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular tumors. I am actively engaged in research, both clinical and laboratory-based, and have written many of my own clinical trials.

Experience
  • Medical Degree:
    University of Panama Medical School

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

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

  • ASSOCIATIONS/AWARDS/APPOINTMENTS:
    Associate Professor – University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Associate Professor – Creighton University
    Member American College of Physician
    Member American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Member American Medical Association
    President, Nebraska Oncology Society
    Secretary Treasurer – Midwest Independent Physician Practice Association
    Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO)

Reviews

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.

5 out of 5
  • 06/21/22
    When a CT scan at the Legacy CA Center is scheduled as part of a follow-up, the printed handout shouldn't indicate "off-site". It should say first floor. Off-site to me means I need to go to another facility, such as Lakeside Hospital. When you come for a port flush at Legacy and are sitting in the Infusion Area, the patient may need to lift up their blouse or expose their chest, which may be embarrassing for some patients. Couldn't they be directed to a specific area that has more privacy? Personally, I don't care if someone sees my chest/bra, but others might.
  • 06/15/22
    too long wait for psa resultsc
  • 07/06/22
    Jennifer in IV room is outstanding with patients
  • 10/18/22
    My son and I had a list of questions. When the Dr was done talking to us, he'd already answered all our questions. Very thorough.
  • 09/12/22
    Always very friendly and professional. Thanks!
  • 07/05/22
    nothing to complain about
  • 06/20/22
    We loved Dr Hauke. He was very thorough, described things in lay terms and spoke Spanish which made my dad “patient” feel very comfortable
  • 07/19/22
    My care since 2016 by Ralph has been excellent. It's over 5 years now with today being my last appointment to the Cancer Center. How do you say Thanks to a doctor like Dr. Ralph Hauke, someone who devised a Treatment that literally saved My Life from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Large B Cell Double Hit. So many different types of cancer. Amazing how a doctor can get just the right combination or formula to combat this cancer is truly Outstanding and Life Saving. I will remember Dr. Hauke forever and Thankful so many cancer patients will be Blessed to have Dr. Hauke treat them, along with so many other highly qualified cancer doctors working through Legacy.
  • 07/25/22
    Sometimes I don't get to see my doctor and they send in a physician assistant and they get confused on my treatment. ( lack of communication)
  • 09/13/22
    The visit itself was excellent....the online check in seemed excessive....asking questions about my health care coverage etc. I should just acknowledge I will be at my appointment day and time or I will not be period.
  • 10/24/22
    I was called within a few minutes of my arrival and taken to an exam room. I then waited a full hour in the exam room before the doctor came to examine me. I suggest that you consider finding ways to better manage your patients' wait time.
  • 06/28/22
    Dr Ralph Hauke is an excellent doctor! Extremely well prepared when he sees me.
  • 09/29/22
    Dr Hauke and his team at Methodist are the best! I wish I could meet them under a different circumstance but they make my cancer journey almost fun!
  • 08/18/22
    Dr Hauke and his staff are Very caring and compassionate people.
  • 08/02/22
    Dr’s are the beat
  • 09/07/22
    Staff is always helpful and pleasant.
  • 06/29/22
    I’m always confident about getting the most up to date treatments available….. with the most up-to-date medicines and procedures……. I believe that it’s because of this care that I’m still alive today…..able and happy to fill out the survey.
  • 07/29/22
    Jackie and Josh were magnificent!! I couldn’t have done the pet scan without them!!!
  • 08/17/22
    I have recommended Nebraska Cancer Specialtists to people in the past!! The staff are all kind and considerate!!
  • 06/17/22
    Warm blankets when I’m chilling are very good! OK
  • 07/25/22
    I do miss receiving text and call reminders for upcoming appointments, especially when the appointments are months out.
  • 06/14/22
    I'm wondering why my appointment was changed by a month when I didn't even see the doctor.
  • 08/09/22
    Always a well organized and educated staff who keep up on all the current medications and new cancer treating drugs. So glad I came here for my treatments.
  • 08/01/22
    We absolutely love our Nurse Navigator Robyn Rose and feel her service has been invaluable as we have navigated chemo/ radiation. We can't thank her enough for her help with appointments and taking notes during meetings. That is just a start of her help!
  • 10/13/22
    I feel comfortable with the care at this office.
  • 10/25/22
    Timely service and clear discussion of my issues. Everyone was very friendly and efficient. Sara, my PA, was on time and was very friendly and explained everything clearly. I appreciated everyone being on time and efficient. My time was somewhat limited in that I traveled 200 miles for this appointment and wanted to be on my way home as soon as possible. Plus lunch was starting to be on my mind. Thank you to everyone for an enjoyable and professional visit. That's all I want.
  • 08/24/22
    Long waits to get lab work and some of the girls are not nice.
  • 11/07/22
    All was very good No complaints. Nice place always friendly and caring.
  • 12/07/22
    The center is so efficient. Waiting is minimal. Staff is friendly. Doctor Hauke is an exceptional doctor.
  • 11/23/22
    Staff is always friendly and courteous.
  • 12/19/22
    Very friendly and helpful. Easy to work with
  • 12/19/22
    I have had good communication pathways between NE Cancer physicians and other physicians caring for me from other facilities. The nurses always (!!!) communicated with me and stayed in the loop about these activities, coordinated appointments and sharing laboratory and other data. That made this process very smooth. And people now call me by my first name, now that I've been coming to NE Cancer Specialists facilities for 18 months.
  • 12/14/22
    Very professional staff. Dr. Hauke was open to alternative treatment plans and helped obtain the medicine.
  • 12/13/22
    I have always been treated with kindness and respect. Everyone is so knowledgeable. I appreciate all the care given to me during my treatment. Thank you
  • 12/28/22
    Dr. Hauke is wonderful, he takes time and explains everything.
  • 12/29/22
    Have the highest respect for Dr Hauke. He’s the best. So knowledgeable and takes time to answer my questions. Thanks to him I’ve been cancer free for 14 years. He’s my hero!