Marvin J. Bittner, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

 Marvin J. Bittner M.D.
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: University of Michigan
Fellowship: University of Minnesota
Clinic Website: Travel Clinic

CHI Health Clinic

Infectious Disease and Travel Clinic

7710 Mercy Rd
Suite 3000
Omaha, NE 68124

Phone: (402) 717-0740
Fax: (402) 717-0770

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

4101 Woolworth Ave
Omaha, NE 68105

Phone: (402) 995-5219

Hospital Affiliation:

Infectious Diseases Information

An infectious disease (ID) specialist is a doctor of internal medicine (or, in some cases, pediatrics) who is qualified as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. After seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training, ID specialists complete two to three years of additional training in infectious diseases.

ID specialists have expertise in infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones and pelvic organs. Their extensive training focuses on all kinds of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Along with their specialized knowledge comes a particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects. ID specialists also have additional training in immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections spread) and infection control.