Alex Nester MD


Alex Benjamin Nester

Sioux Falls, SD

Where did you go for Undergraduate and Medical school?
Undergraduate at University of Minnesota and St Cloud State. Medical school at University of South Dakota

Career aspirations?
To be the most compassionate, up to date and hardworking Hematologist/Oncologist in the Midwest.

What was your first job?
Making pizza at an arcade that had a robot coyote that rode a tricycle to deliver your pizza. My fingers smell like tomato sauce to this day.

What is the furthest you've travelled from Omaha? (Why did you go there!?)
Brazil. My wife is half Brazilian, so we flew down for two weeks after medical school. I spent a week on a beach eating nothing but crab. For some reason, we came home.

If you couldn't work in medicine, what would you do?
Assistant Manager at a used Video Game store.

Best thing to do in Nebraska if you only had one day?
Go to the Omaha Zoo, it's cliche for a reason. 

Most fond residency experience or memory up to this point?
Every month has its moments. I am particularly fond of a good thoracentesis or joint injection. I love the goofy humor of overnight call, and working consult services with staff that enjoy the company (looking at you, Renal). I also love being reminded that I work with some of the most compassionate, hardworking, and brilliant people I have ever met, and that I am somehow considered their peer.