Svjetlana Dziko, M.D.



  • 2001-2004-Lincoln Family Practice Program, Family Practice Resident
  • 1986-1990-Medical Center, Travnik General Hospital, OB/GYN Resident
  • 1977-1982-University of Sarajevo, Degree-MD

Honors and Awards:  

  • Award of Merit, University of Sarajevo Medical Students Association
  • Award of Outstanding Academic Achievement-University of Sarajevo Medical School, 1982

Personal Experience

  • July 2004-Present—Women’s Clinic of Lincoln, Family Practice and Women’s Healthcare Specialist
  • 1994-1997—Nurse, Internal Medicine Hospital, Wartenberg, Germany (Note: I worked as a nurse as I was a refugee from Bosnia and unable to practice medicine under German law)
  • 1990-1992—OB/GYN specialist, Travnik General Hospital
  • 1985-1986—General Practice, Travnik Primary Care Center
  • 1983-1985—General Medical Practice, Prijedor Primary Care Center

Additional Professional Activities

  • 2001—Observership, Lincoln Family Practice Program
  • 2000—Observership, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Family Practice
  • 1990—Attended Diagnostic Ultrasound Training at University of Dubrovnik and Zagreb
  • 1990-1991—Research Assistant, Travnik Medical Center (Use of Vaginal Ultrasound in Detection of Ovarian Cancer
  • 1980—Research Assistant, University of Sarajevo (Pharmacology Research)

Professional Organizations:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Lancaster County Medical Society


  • Bosnian, German, and English

Community Activities

  • Given numerous presentations to Bosnian refugees
  • Was active with Omaha World Church refugee resettlement
  • Active with Lincoln Interfaith Council refugee resettlement program


  • USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • ACLS
  • ATLS
  • Neonatal Resuscitation

Volunteer Experience

  • 1984—Staffed Emergency Care Facility during Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympic Games
  • 1979-1981—Demonstrator, Anatomy Lab, University of Sarajevo
  • 1978-1982—Medical Students Association (Represented medical students, edited students’ books, organized medical student’s sporting activities)