Experience

I started out as a
Child Psychiatrist

Born and raised in the Omaha area, I attended Creighton University and later Creighton University School of Medicine. Having had a long-standing interest in mental health, I entered a residency in Psychiatry at Creighton University and its affiliated hospitals — St. Joseph Center for Mental Health and The Veterans Administration Medical Center. I was asked to serve as Chief Resident during my final year, and subsequently joined the clinical teaching faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Creighton University. I am currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Contributed Service. My residency included one year of intensive training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which prepared me for my role as a consultant to Boys Town from 1985 to 1996.

I have served as President of the Nebraska Psychiatric Society, and also of the St. Joseph Center for Mental Health Medical Staff. After the closing of St. Joseph Center for Mental Health, I became an attending physician at both Richard Young Hospital and Immanuel Medical Center.

In 1997, I received further post-graduate training in the sub-specialty area of bipolar disorder at the University of Texas in San Antonio. The faculty included respected international researchers, Dr. Charles Bowden (University of Texas Department of Psychiatry Chairman) and Dr. Gary Sachs (Director of the Harvard Bipolar Research Program).

In 1996, I started my private clinical practice in general psychiatry at 2027 Dodge Street in Omaha with a special emphasis in mood disorders and, particularly, bipolar disorder. I was the 1994 recipient of the Exemplary Physician Award from the National Association of the Mentally Ill (NAMI).