Nebraska Authors

Byers W. Shaw, Jr.

AKA: Prefers Bud Shaw, writes as Bud Shaw

As a physician, has published some 300 articles in medical journals and chapters in medical books. Writes creative non-fiction, his essay, "My Night With Ellen Hutchinson" received Special Mention, after nomination for the 2013 Pushcart Prize. His spouse is Omaha writer Rebecca Rotert.

Places Lived

Pittsburgh, PA
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Creative non-fiction; medicine; medical memoir; short non-fiction


AB in Chemistry, 1972, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
MD, 1976, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Surgery Residency, 1981, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


Transplant Surgeon
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Merle M. Musselman Centennial Professor

Places Worked

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE


In 2014, The Department of Surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center initiated the annual Byers W. Shaw, Jr. Lectureship in Surgery in recognition of the former Chairman.
Special Mention, Pushcart Prize, 2013, for his essay "My Night With Ellen Hutchinson."


Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey. 2015.

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