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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Mentors

Kristina Bailey, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Research
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids

Dr. Kristina Bailey
Brian Boer, MD, PhD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy; Interventional pulmonary and pleural procedures; POCUS (critical care ultrasound); Thoracic malignancies; Pulmonary embolism; Helping patients and family understand and accept the dying process, especially in the ICU setting
Personal Interests: Anything outdoors (fly fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, camping); Soccer, running, working out, anything active; Music; Travel with family; Craft beer, bourbon, delicious food; Sarcasm and sense of humor

Dr. Brian Boer
Daniel Hershberger, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: Creighton
Career Interests: Medical student and resident education and interstitial lung diseases
Personal Interests: Golf, novice arborist and donut runs with my boys

Dr. Daniel Hershberger
Craig Piquette, MD, FACP, FCCP

Career Mentor
Medical School: University of South Dakota | Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO | Fellowship: St. Louis University
Career Interests: Medical education, pulmonary medicine, occupational and environmental lung disease, COPD and asthma, critical care medicine
Personal Interests: Landscape gardening, hiking, camping, wilderness travel, canoeing, reading non-fiction; Although I have not travelled extensively, I have trained in many places and open to anyone who just wants to talk

Dr. Craig Piquette
Stephen Rennard, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX | Residency: Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo | Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Career Interests: Research, clinical translational medicine, COPD, smoking cessation
Personal Interests: Family; My career has been in academic medicine with a brief (5 year) stint in industry

Dr. Stephen Rennard
Debra Romberger, MD

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: University of Kansas | Residency: University of Kansas | Fellowship: University of Kansas
Career Interests: Airways inflammation research, occupational lung disease, palliative care in ICU setting
Personal Interests: Traveling, reading

Dr. Debra Romberger
Meilinh Thi, DO

Career Mentor
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center | Residency: University of Texas Health at San Antonio | Fellowship: University of Texas Health at San Antonio
Career Interests: Cystic fibrosis in adults, non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, health disparities, critical care medicine
Personal Interests: Working out, hiking, world travel, baking, delicious food

Dr. Meilinh Thi
Todd Wyatt, PhD

Research Mentor
Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill | Fellowship: Vanderbilt University
Career Interests: Academia

Dr. Todd Wyatt
Heather Strah, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: University of Iowa | Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center | Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis
Career Interests: Advanced lung failure, transplant, organ donation, donation after cardiac death
Personal Interests: Gardening, baking with my children, reading; "Medical Joke Wednesday" is my favorite day of the week.

Dr. Heather Strah
Dustin Krutsinger, MD, MSCE

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: University of Iowa | Residency: University of Iowa | Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania
Career Interests: ICU clinical trials; Surrogate Decision Making; Post-Intensive Care Syndrome- Family (PICS-F); Behavioral Economics & Nudges; Personal Finance Education for medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians
Personal Interests: Travel with family, Triathlons (Ironman), Home and outdoor theaters, Storm chasing, and Fantasy football

John T. McClain, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine | Residency: UC Davis | Fellowship: UCSF-Fresno
Career Interests: Resuscitation, Point of Care Ultrasound, Difficult Airway, Biocontainment Care, Medical Education
Personal Interests: Endurance sports, running, hiking, climbing; I am active duty with the US Air Force, embedded with the PCCM division to train Air Force physicians with biocontainment care. I also work as a Critical Care Air Transport physician for the Air Force.

Dr. John T. McClain