Gary J. Anthone, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer / Director of Public Health
Dr. Gary Anthone is the Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Division of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
He oversees 10 public health areas that promote good health, prevent disease and help Nebraskans live healthier lives.
Before assuming his current position in September 2019, Dr. Anthone owned a private surgical practice in Omaha, where he was also a faculty member at the Department of Surgery at Creighton University. Prior to that, he was Director of Bariatric Surgery at Methodist Hospital in Omaha and at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As an active member of the medical community, he’s served in committee leadership roles in both Nebraska and California, including those dealing with human services.