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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine Faculty Mentors

Allison Ashford, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC
Career Interests: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, medical education of residents and students, humanism and medicine, POCUS
Personal: Travel, baking (yeast breads!), reading, cooking, running, reality tv, pop culture, spending time with family and friends; I am married to my husband John who is a lawyer, and we have one cat, Winnie. We also just had a first child last fall, Rosie! I love working with medical students and residents, and I find mentorship an important part of training.

Dr. Allison Ashford
Micah Beachy, DO

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Des Moines University | Residency: UNMC
Career Interests: Internal Medicine, clinical effectiveness, high value care
Personal: Youth athletics, spending time with friends and family

Dr. Micah Beachy
Jodi Cantrell, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC
Career Interests: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, kids and adults with medical complexities, ethics, education, acute illness management, simulation
Personal: Traveling, my dog Vince, hanging out with my niece and nephew, reading, listening to podcasts

Dr. Jodi Cantrell
Jennifer Colella, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies | Residency: Wellspan York Hospital, York, PA
Career Interests: Internal Medicine, women in medicine, individuals with medicine as a 2nd career, and individuals with past/present military backgrounds.
Personal: Hiking, camping, spinning, eating good food and spending time with family and friends

Dr. Jennifer Colella
Karisa Hajek, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC
Career Interests: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, women's health, adolescent medicine, hospital medicine
Personal: Traveling, pure barre enthusiast, animal rescue, reading, spending time with niece/nephews

Dr. Karisa Hajek
Sehr Haroon, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: Creighton University
Career Interests: Internal Medicine, POCUS
Personal: Nonprofit projects, screenwriting, book writing, horse riding

Dr. Sehr Haroon
Emily Howard, DO

Career Mentor
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – AT Still University | Residency: Maricopa Medical Center and Creighton University of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ
Career Interests: Hospitalist, writing, quality improvement, geriatrics
Personal: Spending time with family, board games, reading, writing, baking, traveling, volunteering

Dr. Emily Howard
Trek Langenhan, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: St. George's University | Residency: UNMC
Career Interests: Management of the hospitalized patient, student and resident education
Personal: Spending time with family, golf, basketball, TV, college football, yard maintenance

Dr. Trek Langenhan
Tabatha Matthias, DO

Career Mentor
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences | Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Career Interests: Hospital Medicine, POCUS education, hospital medicine administration – team building, triage guidelines, hospital throughput and how the hospital system takes care of patients
Personal: Spending time with kids and husband; exercising; maintaining a balanced family life and challenging hospitalist career

Dr. Tabatha Matthias
Elizabeth Miles, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: University of Maryland | Residency: University of Rochester
Career Interests: Internal Medicine, hospitalist, quality improvement
Personal: Spending time with kids, baking, sewing, reading

Dr. Elizabeth Miles
Nicolle Peterson, DO

Career Mentor
Medical School: Des Moines University | Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
Career Interests: Internal Medicine, hospital medicine
Personal: Spending time with family, movies, cooking, baking

Dr. Nicolle Peterson
Sarah Richards, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC
Career Interests: Hospital Medicine, patient experience, physician wellbeing/burnout
Personal: Travel, spending time with my family, cooking, entertaining; mentoring interests include women, life/work balance

Dr. Sarah Richards
Christopher Smith, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC
Career Interests: Point-of-care ultrasound, medical education, care transitions
Personal: Spending time with family (kids 8 and 4 y/o), cooking, coffee and beer snobbery, music, podcasts and pop culture detritus

Dr. Christopher Smith
Mike Smith, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: Creighton | Residency: Tulane
Career Interests: Hospitalist, helping residents write up cases for national conferences. I am interested in how people communicate and the way it affects their day to day life. I do a lot of perioperative care.
Personal: I have 3 kids, I exercise regularly in many different ways, I do improv theater 2-4x/month, I enjoy traveling whenever possible

Dr. Mike Smith
Chad Vokoun, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC
Career Interests: Hospital medicine, perioperative care, value in medicine
Personal: Time with our son, travel, cooking, golf, sports

Dr. Chad Vokoun
Jill Zabih, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: University of Wisconsin
Career Interests: Hospitalist, medical education, diagnostic reasoning, patient communications
Personal: Gardening, watching NCAA gymnastics, traveling with my family; I have two children and had one of them in residency. I’m a former chief resident.

Dr. Jill Zabih