Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
dr-kristina_bailey.jpg Name: Dr. Kristina Bailey -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Pulm/CCM
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Schuyler, NE
Career Interests: Research
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids

 

dr-brian-boer.jpg Name: Dr. Brian Boer -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD

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-daniel_hershberger.jpg Name: Dr. Daniel Hershberger -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: Creighton
Hometown: Milford, Nebraska
Career Interests: Medical student and resident education and interstitial lung diseases
Personal Interests: Golf, novice arborist and donut runs with my boys

 

dr-craig-piquette.jpg Name: Dr. Craig Piquette -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary / Critical Care
Medical School: University of South Dakota
Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Fellowship: St. Louis University
Hometown: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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
Other: Although I have not travelled extensively, I have trained in many places and open to anyone who just wants to talk

 

dr-stephen-rennard.jpg Name: Dr. Stephen Rennard -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Residency: Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Career Interests: Research, clinical translational medicine, COPD, smoking cessation
Personal Interests: Family
Other: My career has been in academic medicine with a brief (5 year) stint in industry

 

dr-debra-romberger.jpg Name: Dr. Debra Romberger -- Career & Research Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary and CCM
Medical School: University of Kansas
Residency: University of Kansas
Fellowship: University of Kansas
Hometown: Abilene, KS
Career Interests: Airways inflammation research, occupational lung disease, palliative care in ICU setting
Personal Interests: Traveling, reading

 

dr-meilinh-thi.jpg Name: Dr. Meilinh Thi -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary/Critical Care
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
Hometown: Houston, TX
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

 

Todd-Wyatt-IMG_web.jpg Name: Dr. Todd Wyatt -- Research Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary Research - Academics
Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill, PhD
Residency: NA
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University
Hometown: Bristol, TN/VA
Career Interests: Academia

Personal Interests: Academia

 

 

 

strah Name: Dr. Heather Strah - Career and Research Mentor  
Specialty: Lung Transplant/Pulmonary/Critical Care  
Medical School: University of Iowa  
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  
Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis  
Hometown: Ames, IA  
Career Interests: Advanced lung failure, transplant, organ donation, donation after cardiac death  
Personal Interests: Gardening, baking with my children, reading  
Other: "Medical Joke Wednesday" is my favorite day of the week.  

 

 

Dustin Krutsinger, MD Name: Dr. Dustin Krutsinger - Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania
Hometown: Russell, IA
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
  • Fantasy football

 

John McClain, MD Name: Dr. John T. McClain - Career Mentor
Specialty: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency: UC Davis
Fellowship: UCSF-Fresno
Hometown: Troy, MI
Career Interests: Resuscitation, Point of Care Ultrasound, Difficult Airway, Biocontainment Care, Medical Education
Personal Interests: Endurance sports, running, hiking, climbing
Other: 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.