University of Nebraska Medical Center

Steven Wengel, MD

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Wellness, UNMC
Professor, UNMC Department of Psychiatry


Steven Wengel

Dr. Wengel is originally from Omaha and received his bachelor’s degree from  the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his MD from UNMC. He completed his psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship training at Creighton University and UNMC. He has been practicing geriatric psychiatry since 1991. He sees patients in his office and at several local long-term care facilities in and around Omaha. He is an active and enthusiastic teacher of students and residents.

Dr. Wengel has also served UNMC in several administrative roles, including clerkship director and department chair. In 2018, he became UNMC’s first assistant vice chancellor for campus wellness, and in this role he is developing strategies to reduce stress and burnout in students, staff, faculty and health care professionals. His vision is to improve the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of all who work and learn in the health care world, the academic environment, and the community at large.

  • MD: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1986
  • Residency: Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1990
  • Fellowship: Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1991
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