Alumni

Max Chiu, MD

Dr. Chiu graduated in 2021. He currently works at Methodist Health System in Omaha, NE. He found ways to connect with each patient in an unparalleled manner. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center for medical school and did his intern year at AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago.

Jeffery Ryckman, MD, MS

Dr. Ryckman graduated in 2020. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at the University of West Virginia in Parkersburg, WV. He redefined the passion for resident education. He attended the Medical College of Georgia for medical school and did his intern year at the Charlie Norwood VA.

Michael Baine, MD, PhD

Dr. Baine graduated in 2019. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He propelled the department’s research and clinical care forward as a resident and now as an early career physician scientist. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center for medical school where he also did his intern year.

Vivek Verma, MD

Dr. Verma graduated in 2018. His first position was as an Assistant Professor at Alleghany in Pittsburgh, PA. He currently works at Northern Light Cancer Care in Presque Isle, ME. He holds an affiliate position with MD Anderson Cancer Center. Although many try, no current resident can keep up with the proliferative success of Dr. Verma. He attended Washing University School of Medicine for medical school and went to UPMC Mercy for his intern year.

Nathan Bennion, MD

Dr. Bennion graduated in 2017. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He was an asset to the residency program as a resident and continues to be as a faculty. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia for medical school and went to Riverside Regional Medical Center for his intern year.

Abhijeet Bhirud, MD

Dr. Bhirud graduated in 2016. He currently works at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC. Current residents will struggle to compete with his tennis skills which is only surpassed by his clinical knowledge. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine for medical school where he also did his intern year.

Kyle Dennison, MD

Dr. Denniston graduated in 2015. He currently works at St. Peter’s Radiation Oncology in Albany, NY. To this day the current residents are subjected to the reasons why they liked Dr. Denniston better than them. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine for medical school and went to Caritas Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center for his intern year.

Ryan Nowak, MD

Dr. Nowak graduated in 2014. He currently works as an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls, SD. As the inaugural resident he set the standard of excellence in the residency program which is unchanged to this day. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine for medical school and went to the University of Maryland Medical Center for his intern year.