Amy L. McGaha, MD

Amy L. McGaha, MD

Amy L. McGaha, MD

Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Endowed Professorship, Roland L. Kleeberger, M.D. Professorship
Director, Director of the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment, CIPER,
School of Medicine, Omaha Campus


  • Fellowship, National Institute of Program Director Development, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, October 2011-June 2012

Academic Appointments


  • Family and Community Medicine


  • Professor


Amy L. McGaha, MD, FAAFP, Roland L. Kleeberger, M.D. Professor and Chair Creighton University School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine Omaha, Nebraska is a family physician.  Dr. McGaha joined the Creighton Department of Family Medicine in 2011.  Prior to joining Creighton faculty, Dr. McGaha served for five years as the assistant director of the Division of Medical Education at the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Her work focused on medical student interest, workforce development, and leadership development of residents and students.  She completed medical school at the University of Missouri—Columbia and residency training in Tallahassee, Florida.  Dr. McGaha served two years in rural practice in her hometown in Southwest Missouri.  In addition to diligently working to ensure that the Creighton program is a great place to learn the science and art of family medicine, provide great care for patients, and prepare for future rewarding medical practice, Dr. McGaha is involved with many regional and national projects to improve family medicine education.  She served on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Family Medicine Milestones Committee, she is on the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commission on Education, and she is on the Board of Trustees for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  In 2010, Dr. McGaha founded a college scholarship for students from her hometown who are pursuing careers in public service.

Publications and Presentations



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  • , Vol 8 Issue 1, 9-13
  • , 47 Supplement



Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Participated as a consultant in Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Grant at Grand Valley State University for the Following “A Clinical Toolkit for Placing Interprofessional Student Teams in the Clinical Learning Environment; Amy McGaha, MD

Awards and Honors

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Creighton University Chapter, 2017
  • Roland L. Kleeberger, M.D. Professorship, Creighton University School of Medicine, 2017
  • Service Excellence Recognition, Alegent Creighton Health, 2013