Hospital Medicine
Dr. Allison Ashford Name: Dr. Allison Ashford -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine / Pediatrics
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Omaha
Career Interests: Medical education of residents and students, humanism and medicine, POCUS
Personal Interests: Travel, baking (yeast breads!), reading, cooking, running, reality tv, pop culture, spending time with family and friends
Other: 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.

 

Micah Beachy, DO Name: Dr. Micah Beachy -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Fellowship:
Hometown: Hutchinson, KS
Career Interests: Clinical effectiveness, high value care
Personal Interests: Youth athletics and spending time with friends/family

 

dr_jodi_cantrell.jpg Name: Dr. Jodi Cantrell – Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine / Pediatrics
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Kimball, NE
Career Interests: Kids and adults with medical complexities, ethics, education, acute illness management, simulation
Personal Interests: Traveling, my dog Vince, hanging out with my niece and nephew, reading, listening to podcasts

 

dr_jennifer_colella.jpg Name: Dr. Jennifer Colella -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies
Residency: Wellspan York Hospital in York, PA
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Career Interests: I am passionate about women in medicine, individuals with medicine as a 2nd career, and individuals with past/present military backgrounds.

Personal Interests: I enjoy hiking, camping, spinning, eating good food and spending time with family and friends

  

Hajek.jpg Name: Dr. Karisa Hajek -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Hooper, NE
Career Interests: Women’s health, adolescent medicine, hospital medicine
Personal Interests: Traveling, pure barre enthusiast, animal rescue, reading, spending time with niece/nephews

 

Sehr Haroon, MD Name: Dr. Sehr Haroon -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: Creighton
Fellowship: NA
Hometown:
Career Interests: POCUS
Personal Interests: Nonprofit projects, screenwriting, book writing, horse riding

 

dr_emily_howard.jpg Name: Dr. Emily Howard -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Hospitalist
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – AT Still University
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center and Creighton University of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Harvard, NE
Career Interests: Writing, quality improvement, geriatrics
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, board games, reading, writing, baking, traveling, volunteering

 

Trek Langenhan, MD Name: Dr. Trek Langenhan -- Career Mentor
Specialty: General Internal Medicine - Hospitalist
Medical School: St. George’s University
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Eldridge, IA
Career Interests: Management of the hospitalized patient, student and resident education
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, golf, basketball, TV, college football, yard maintenance

 

tabathamatthias.jpg Name: Dr. Tabatha Matthias -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Hospital Medicine
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Melvin, IA
Career Interests: POCUS education, hospital medicine administration – team building, triage guidelines, hospital throughput and how the hospital system takes care of patients
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids and husband; exercising; maintaining a balanced family life and challenging hospitalist career

 

elizabethmiles.jpg Name: Dr. Elizabeth Miles -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Medical School: University of Maryland
Residency: University of Rochester
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Montgomery Village, Maryland
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Quality improvement
Personal Interests: Spending time with young kids, baking, sewing, reading

 

nicollepeterson.jpg Name: Dr. Nicolle Peterson -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
Fellowship: 
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Career Interests: Hospital medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, movies, cooking, baking

 

sarahrichards.jpg Name: Dr. Sarah Richards -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Hospital Medicine
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: 
Hometown: Omaha
Career Interests: Patient experience and physician wellbeing/burnout
Personal Interests: Travel, spending time with my family, cooking, entertaining
Other: Mentoring interests include women, life/work balance

 

chrissmith.jpg Name: Dr. Christopher Smith -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Hospital Medicine
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Fremont, NE
Career Interests: Point-of-care ultrasound, medical education, care transitions
Personal Interests: Spending time with family (kids 8 and 4 y/o), cooking, coffee and beer snobbery, music, podcasts and pop culture detritus

 

michaelsmith.jpg Name: Dr. Mike Smith -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Hospitalist
Medical School: Creighton
Residency: Tulane
Fellowship: 
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Career Interests: I enjoy 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 Interests: I have 3 kids, I exercise regularly in many different ways, I do improv theater 2-4x/month, I enjoy traveling whenever possible

 

chadvokoun.jpg Name: Dr. Chad Vokoun -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Hospital Medicine
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: N/A
Hometown: Grand Island, NE
Career Interests: Hospital medicine, Perioperative care, Value in medicine
Personal Interests: Time with our son, travel, cooking, golf, sports

 

Dr.-Jill-Zabih.png Name: Dr. Jill Zabih -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Hospitalist
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: University of Wisconsin
Fellowship: NA
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Career Interests: Medical education, diagnostic reasoning, patient communications
Personal Interests: Gardening, watching NCAA gymnastics, traveling with my family

Other: I have two children and had one of them in residency. I’m a former chief resident.