Geriatrics

dr_karina_bishop.jpg Name: Dr. Karina Bishop -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Geriatrics
Medical School: University of Panama
Residency: Creighton Family Medicine
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Panama City, Panama
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
Other: I speak Spanish and love and miss the beach!

 

dr-stephen-j-bonasera.jpg Name: Dr. Stephen J Bonasera -- Career & Research Mentor
Specialty: Geriatrics
Medical School: Emory University
Residency: UC San Francisco
Fellowship: UC San Francisco
Hometown: East Meadow, New York
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
Other: I began gardening for stress-relief as a resident; growing organic veggies and fruits is now something of a passion

 

dr_alfred_fisher.jpg Name: Dr. Alfred Fisher -- Career & Research Mentor
Specialty: Geriatrics
Medical School: Cornell University
Residency: UC San Francisco
Fellowship: UC San Francisco
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Career Interests: Primary care and consultative Geriatrics, Biology of Aging research, development of physician-scientists
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, golf, skiing
Other: 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-elizabeth-harlow.jpg Name: Dr. Elizabeth Harlow -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Geriatrics
Medical School: Emory University
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Columbia, MO
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.
Other: Looking forward to meeting with any of you!

 

 

dr-joe-hejkal.jpg Name: Dr. Joe Hejkal -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Geriatrics
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: Reno, NV
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Omaha
Career Interests: Perioperative medicine, inpatient geriatrics
Personal Interests: Cycling, board games, family time

 

dr-bill-lyons.jpg Name: Dr. Bill Lyons -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Residency: UC San Francisco
Fellowship: UC San Francisco
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Career Interests: Geriatrics, care of multimorbid patients near the end of life, doctor-patient communication
Personal Interests: History, baseball, classical movies
Other: Medicine was a 2nd career for me – I was a chemical engineer initially

 

dr_katie_maliszewski.jpg Name: Dr. Katie Maliszewski -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Geriatrics (also an Internal Medicine Hospitalist)
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: UNMC (in process)
Hometown: Doniphan, NE
Career Interests: Geriatric medicine, transitions of care, inpatient co-management
Personal Interests: Running after my kids, cooking and baking, gardening, traveling

 

dr_natalie_manley.jpg Name: Dr. Natalie Manley -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: University of Utah
Fellowship: University of Utah
Hometown: Omaha, NE
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
Other: My favorite books are YA fantasy

 

 

Melissa Teply, MD Name: Dr. Melissa Teply -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: University of Michigan
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins
Hometown: Omaha, NE
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.
Other: 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.

 

 

Cassandra Wehling, MD Name: Dr. Cassandra Wehling -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Geriatrics
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Career Interests: Primary care, education
Personal Interests:  Traveling, wellness, art, finding fun things to do!

Other: 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!