Resident of the Year – Dr. Jeanne Ngo

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Group photo:  (seated from left) 2018 ROY Candidates:  Dr. Geoffrey Allison, Dr. Jeanne Ngo and Dr. Tyler Curry.  (Standing from left):  Dr. Faiz Qadri, Dr. Jeanna Benton, Dr. Maria McGee, Christine Johnson, Marilyn Rhoten, Robin Conyers and Dr. Hudson Hsieh. 

Lasting Hope Recovery Center (LHRC) held their 2018 Resident of the Year ceremony on Tuesday, January 29 and awarded the 5th Annual Resident-of-the-Year Award to Jeanne Ngo, M.D., a first-year resident from Boise, Idaho. The other nominees included Geoffrey Allison, M.D. and Tyler Curry, M.D.

The award honors the winning resident for excellence in clinical skills and abilities, fostering an environment of teamwork and communication, seeking and providing mentoring opportunities, responsiveness and collaboration in patient care, and putting patients’ interests first.

Nominees are selected from all residents who completed a rotation at Lasting Hope in the prior year by a vote from the attending physicians. The top three nominees are then presented via an online survey to all LHRC staff for their vote.

About Jeanne Ngo, M.D.

Dr. Ngo is in her first program year. She was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She attended Creighton University for her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry as well as her medical degree. Jeannie is inspired by Creighton’s commitment to serving the marginalized as well as the supportive community at Creighton. During her time at Creighton, she found meaning in involvement in the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice, Creighton ILAC trips to the Dominican Republic, and as a Director of Magis Clinic (Creighton’s student-run free clinic for the homeless in Omaha). She has always been interested in working with the pediatric population and plans to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In her free time, she enjoys attending Broadway musicals with her sisters, cultivating plants, seeking out the best brunch wherever she goes, and telling everyone she meets how incredible Creighton is.

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Other nominees:

Geoffrey Allison, M.D.

Dr. Allison is in his first program year. He was born and raised in the lone star state, growing up amidst the cotton fields of Lubbock, TX. Geoffrey earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, his master’s degree from the University of North Texas HSC in Fort Worth, and medical degree from Texas Tech El Paso School of Medicine. During medical school, he served as a teaching assistant and volunteered at local children’s charities. Throughout clinical rotations, he liked every specialty, but found where he belonged in psychiatry. He has strong interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. His family ties bring him back to Nebraska, where Dr. Allison spent summers on his family’s farm. Husker by heritage, he is an avid Nebraska football fan. During his down time, Dr. Allison lifts weights, plays tennis and stays in touch with family and friends.

Tyler Curry, M.D.

Dr. Curry is in his third program year. Dr. Curry was born and raised in Columbus, Neb. He went on to complete his undergraduate studies at Iowa State University, majoring in biology. While there, he served as a laboratory teaching assistant in the Iowa State Genetics Department. He also worked in the Iowa State University Microbiology Department as a lab tech. Tyler attended medical school in Arizona at Midwestern University. He has interests in both adult and child psychiatry. He is interested in practicing in Nebraska as he still has family in Columbus and Lincoln. Tyler says he will play almost any sport, but especially enjoys soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, swimming and golf. Self-described as "very social", he enjoys going out to dinner or grilling with friends. His favorite new hobby is being "Uncle Tyler" to a 6-year-old niece and 4-year-old nephew.

 

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