New Department Chair for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Omaha

Robin F. Eisner, MD, PhDRobin Farias-Eisner, MD, PhD, MBA, will join the Omaha Campus Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as Chair on July 1.

Farias-Eisner currently serves as professor and vice chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where his other academic roles include:

  • Director of the Center for Biomarker Discovery and Women’s Cancer Research at UCLA;
  • Principal Investigator, NIH/NCI U54 Award, a program project grant to Eliminate Health Care Disparities in a Cancer Cohort;
  • Principal Investigator, National Research Group (NRG), at UCLA, a national multicenter research consortium;
  • Program Director for the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Training Program;
  • National Board Examiner for several board subspecialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine.

He earned his MD at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and was a resident in emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Illinois/University of Chicago. He then earned a doctorate in molecular biology at UCLA and completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship before becoming a UCLA faculty member in 1992.