Second-Year Residents

Second-Year Residents

Alexandra Burt, MD

Dr. Burt was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Saint Louis University, and medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. During medical school, she was involved with student-run free clinics and working with the ACT team at Community Alliance. Although she enjoyed various facets of medicine, she knew Psychiatry was her passion after her first exposure. She is especially interested in meditation and mindfulness, and how they relate to the field of Psychiatry, and also has great interest in working with patients who are part of underserved populations with mental illness. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to podcasts, making jewelry, attending concerts, and spending time outdoors.

Rachel Carpenter, MD

Rachel Carpenter was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and then her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, though she did not switch her loyalties to OU. During her medical education, she was active in service, research, and leadership roles in the field of psychiatry. She plans to pursue fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry. In her free time, she enjoys perfecting blanket forts with her two-year-old son, doing anything else he wants to do, and cheering on her OSU Cowboys to their occasional victory.




Emily Hochstetler, MD

Dr. Hochstetler was born and raised in Topeka, KS (and yes, she did have a dog named Toto). She got her undergraduate degree from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR, and her medical degree from Creighton School of Medicine in Omaha. Before and during medical school, she worked as an MCAT instructor for Kaplan and loves teaching students about all things science and medicine. She has had a lifelong passion for mental health and had a healthy suspicion from the beginning of medical school that psychiatry would be where she belongs. This was confirmed during her psychiatry rotation during her third year of medical school, and she hasn’t looked back. In her free time she enjoys running, swimming, and spending time with her friends and her dog.

Cyle Johnson, MD

Dr. Johnson grew up in Lake City, Iowa, and received a B.A. in English from Creighton University. He subsequently lived in Chicago and pursued creative writing at the graduate level before returning to Creighton for medical school. While in medical school he was a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, an officer in the Psychiatry Interest Group, and assisted in forensic psychiatry and ECT research projects. He is particularly interested in neuropsychiatry, sleep medicine, and medical education. His hobbies include basketball, hiking, traveling, playing the guitar and harmonica, and rooting for the Creighton Bluejays.




Lark Reasoner, MD

Dr. Reasoner was born and raised in Woodstock, IL. Although it is not “THE Woodstock” with the rock concert, it is the town where the movie Groundhog Day was filmed, and the holiday is extensively celebrated. Dr. Reasoner earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College while also participating in the music program by singing in the choir. She then completed medical school at Creighton University. During medical school she was continuously drawn towards psychiatry and is thrilled to be entering this fascinating field. Dr. Reasoner has found that Omaha truly feels like home and is excited to continue living in and exploring this city with her husband and two cats! During her free time Lark enjoys playing board games with family and friends, reading and collecting books, and lifting weights.







Andrew Reuss, MD

Dr. Reuss was born in Azores, Portugal during his father’s first assignment in the US Air Force. With deep family roots in Nebraska City and Columbus, he would visit every summer to see his family and help on the farm. After living in California, Florida, Washington D.C., and Germany, his family returned to Nebraska and settled in Papillion. After finishing high school at Papillion-La Vista South, he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and received a bachelor’s degree in biology, with minors in chemistry and Japanese.After a year of teaching English in Japan, he returned to the U.S. and attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he received his Doctor of Medicine. During that time, he participated in the Undeserved Enhanced Medical Educational Track and served a term as secretary for the SHARING Student Clinics. He quickly decided Psychiatry was the right choice for his future after his first exposure during his third-year rotation. Currently, he has a strong interest in geriatric and inpatient psychiatry. In his free time, Dr. Reuss enjoys collecting and playing board games with friends, weightlifting, cooking, and reading science fiction novels.

Alexander Seger, MD

Dr. Seger was born and raised in Highland, Illinois. He attended Saint Louis University and earned two bachelor’s degrees in biology and Spanish. He completed his medical education at Creighton University School of Medicine. He discovered his passion for psychiatry during his third year of medical school. He has strong interests in teaching, mentorship, and physician advocacy. Dr. Seger spends the majority of his free time swimming, reading, painting, and traveling.









Samuel Warn, MD

Dr. Warn was born in Helena, Montana. He enlisted in the Air Force at 17 leaving his home state and serving all over the world for the next six years. He spent 3 years overseas and served in one deployment working for AFN in Afghanistan. He discovered medicine on that deployment and left the military to study neuroscience as an undergraduate at the University of Miami. In between his studies, he worked as a research assistant, personal trainer, and martial arts instructor. After Miami, he returned to the Pacific Northwest and went to medical school at OHSU in Portland, OR. He is particularly interested in veteran mental health and general psychiatry. This is his first time living in the Midwest. Outside the hospital he enjoys lifting weights, running, swimming, exploring to find new and exotic food/drinks, playing video games, and traveling.

Nicholas Williams, DO  

Nicholas Williams, DO

Dr. Williams was born and raised in Southern California then headed up the state to the Bay Area for his college career. He received his bachelor’s degree at Cal Berkeley and his Master of Public Health at UC Davis. After dabbling in the exciting field of Home Theater as a Best Buy Sales Representative, he turned his efforts towards the environment, spending three years in an Environmental Protection Agency-Certified laboratory. It was there that he decided to commit his life to medicine, and Psychiatry is and always has been his one and only love. He is a huge fan of stand-up comedy, sports, film, and classic rock.