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A board-certified orthopedic surgeon based in the Omaha area since 2004, Dr. Urban specializes in the diagnosis, non-operative management, and surgical treatment of hip and knee conditions. During his fellowship, he trained under world-renowned hip and knee replacement surgeons Charles Engh, Gerry Engh, C. Anderson Engh, and James McAuley.  He has published numerous research articles and book chapters on hip and knee conditions and his current research focus is in non-opioid pain solutions for joint replacement patients. His practice focuses on total care of the hip and knee joints, from soft tissue injuries through customized joint replacement (including anterior, posterior and lateral hip techniques) and revision.

Hometown: Kearney, NE

As the son of an Army Medical Corps physician, Dr. Urban spent time in several stateside and overseas locations – including West Berlin – before settling in Kearney during his formative years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  His outside of work interests include hunting, fishing, cooking and gardening.


Hip Arthritis, Hip Bursitis, Hip Dislocation, Hip Fractures, Hip Strains, Knee Arthritis, Meniscus Tears, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, and less common conditions


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Ages treated: 19+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

22 Years in Practice
Dr. Urban working on knee



  • Board Certified in Orthopedics by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute | Joint Replacement Fellowship, 2004
  • Creighton-Nebraska Universities Health Foundation | Orthopedic Residency, 2003
  • Creighton-Nebraska Universities Health Foundation | Internship, 1998
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | MD, 1998
  • Cornell College | BSS, 1993 (History, Religion, Biochemistry)

Memberships & Awards

  • Premier Doctors 2021 by Omaha Magazine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Engh Society for Fellows of the Anderson Orthopedic Institute
  • Nebraska Medical Association

Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (2,210 Ratings, 647 Comments)

5 stars
Jun 17, 2021
I had a 1 p.m. appointment. I arrived at the appointed time. There were two check-in stations. Both of the women sitting behind the check-in stations were busy working on their computers. They did not look up to acknowledge that there were people waiting for them. They just continued with their computer work. After standing there at least five minutes one of them finally acknowledged I was there and got me checked in. By this time there was a line of people behind me. Either streamline your check in, or get more check in people. This isn't the first time the check-in has been the real bottleneck. Once we were finally checked in, we were called back fairly quickly and the rest of the appointment was efficient.
5 stars
Jun 8, 2021
Just love Dr Urban and his staff. They are very professional.
5 stars
Jun 1, 2021
Overall a favorable experience.
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