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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Geriatrics, Gerontology & Palliative Medicine

Geriatrics Mentor

Karina Bishop, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: University of Panama | Residency: Creighton Family Medicine | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Primary Care Geriatrics, Latin American Geriatric Care, Medical Direction of Post Acute and Long Term Care Facilities
Personal Interests: Traveling, spending time with family, listening to Podcasts and Audiobooks; I speak Spanish and love and miss the beach!

Dr. Karina Bishop
Stephen J Bonasera, MD

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: Emory University | Residency: UC San Francisco | Fellowship: UC San Francisco
Career Interests: Geriatrics, neuroscience of functional loss in basic and translational science models, neurodegenerative diseases, assessing caregiving for persons with dementia, home-based primary care
Personal Interests: Music (everything from classical to punk, though I’m not much of a country fan), dachshunds, hard sci-fi, edible forests; I began gardening for stress-relief as a resident; growing organic veggies and fruits is now something of a passion

Dr. Stephen Bonasera
Alfred Fisher, MD

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: Cornell University | Residency: UC San Francisco | Fellowship: UC San Francisco
Career Interests: Primary care and consultative Geriatrics, Biology of Aging research, development of physician-scientists
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, golf, skiing; Omaha is the 5th city where my wife and I have lived – we have spent time in New York City, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Texas

Dr. Al Fisher
Elizabeth Harlow, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: Emory University | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Medical student education, curriculum development, ambulatory care of older adults
Personal Interests: I have 4 kids, so work-life balance is very important to me. I also love to cook; Looking forward to meeting with any of you!

Dr. Elizabeth Harlow
Joe Hejkal, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: Reno, NV | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Perioperative medicine, inpatient geriatrics
Personal Interests: Cycling, board games, family time

Dr. Joe Hejkal
Bill Lyons, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis | Residency: UC San Francisco | Fellowship: UC San Francisco
Career Interests: Geriatrics, care of multimorbid patients near the end of life, doctor-patient communication
Personal Interests: History, baseball, classical movies; Medicine was a 2nd career for me – I was a chemical engineer initially

Dr. Bill Lyons
Katie Maliszewski, MD, PhD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Geriatric medicine, transitions of care, inpatient co-management
Personal Interests: Running after my kids, cooking and baking, gardening, traveling

Dr. Katie Maliszewski
Natalie Manley, MD, MPH

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: University of Utah | Fellowship: University of Utah
Career Interests: Nursing home care, dementia care, hospice care, quality improvement, caregiver stress/support, public health and collaboration with non-physicians with interest in geriatrics
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and my 3 kids, reading fiction, spending time outside enjoying the sun, traveling, German language, church; My favorite books are YA fantasy

Dr. Natalie Manley
Melissa Teply, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: University of Michigan | Fellowship: Johns Hopkins
Career Interests: Medical education, trauma informed care, navigating difficult conversations, teaching how to navigate difficult conversations
Personal Interests: I have 3 children, my husband is also a physician at UNMC, we love exploring new restaurants and activities in the area. I love movies and television as well. I have an endless list of podcasts I love to listen to—Heavyweight is a recent favorite; I spend half of my time working in outpatient general medicine and the other half in outpatient palliative care. I am also the fellowship program director for the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship.

Dr. Melissa Teply
Cassandra Wehling, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Primary care, education
Personal Interests: Traveling, wellness, art, finding fun things to do!; I care a lot about our future doctors. I want everyone to have every opportunity to learn and grow but to also make sure they are making themselves a priority as well! You cannot care for patients if you do not also take time to care for yourself!

Dr. Cassandra Wehling