Third-Year Residents

Third-Year Residents

Geoffrey Allison, MD

Dr. Allison was born and raised in the lone star state, growing up amidst the cotton fields of Lubbock, TX. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, his master’s degree from the University of North Texas HSC in Fort Worth, and medical degree from Texas Tech El Paso SOM. During medical school, he served as a teaching assistant and volunteered at local children’s charities. Throughout clinical rotations, he liked every specialty, but found where he belonged in psychiatry. He has strong interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. His family ties bring him back to Nebraska, where Dr. Allison spent summers on his family’s farm. Husker by heritage, he is an avid Nebraska football fan. During his down time, Dr. Allison lifts weights, plays tennis, and stays in touch with family and friends.

Stephanie Bennington, DO

Dr. Bennington considers herself a Fremont, NE native, but is originally from Hemingford, NE. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and then moved to Boston for her master’s degree at Boston University School of Medicine. After graduate school, she took a few years off to have her son and help her husband manage his law office. After realizing that being a stay-at-home mom was much harder than she thought, she decided to finish her schooling and moved with her son to Missouri for medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. During these 4 years she spent hundreds of hours driving between Nebraska and Missouri to see her husband, so being able to complete her psychiatry residency in Nebraska was her top priority. After traveling to multiple states for her schooling, she plans to never leave Nebraska again (okay maybe just for vacation!). In her free time, she attempts Pinterest crafts with her 5-year-old son and her 6-month-old daughter and has yet to successfully complete one. On the weekends you can usually find her buying decorative boxes and containers at The Container Store or planting flowers and working in her backyard garden.

Alexander Dragic, MD

Hailing from Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Dragic completed his undergraduate coursework in Biology and Sociology at Arizona State University. Logging several years in a multitude of industries, spanning from technology sales to laboratory research, Dr. Dragic ultimately returned to his true calling in pursuit of medicine. Serving as president of the Emergency Medicine Club at Ross University, Dr. Dragic helped coordinate university resources for local E.M.S. and through his work with patients at the Salybia Mission Project, a free clinic for the indigenous peoples of Dominica. He also dedicated time to ongoing student mentorship while volunteering with local food banks and community-based organizations. When he’s not in the hospital, Dr. Dragic enjoys diverse cinema, unassuming casual fare, and can be seen at the local dog park with his Labradoodle Huxley.

Alisandrea Elson, MD

Dr. Elson is from Omaha, Nebraska. She attended Santa Clara University and Creighton University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in English, Creative Writing. She pursued a Masters degree in Creative Writing at City College of New York and worked at Sterling Publishing Company in New York City, prior to attending Creighton Medical School. She loves all aspects of psychiatry and plans on exploring multiple areas in the field. Alec loves traveling the world in her free time. Her favorite trips have been to Bora Bora, Iceland, Russia, Japan, and Peru. She also enjoys reading, flying, biking, trying exotic food, and spending time with her husband and family.

Amanda Emmert, DO

Dr. Emmert is from the small town of Sweet Home, Oregon. She attended college at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Public Health. She completed medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon. During her time in medical school, she served as the president of the Rural Health Club and was extensively involved in child and adolescent advocacy projects. One of her favorite volunteer projects was teaching a children’s cooking class called “Kids in the Kitchen” to low-income youth in her community. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her new home in Omaha with her husband, Ben, and their chocolate lab, Moose. She also enjoys serving in children’s ministry at Life Church in Omaha. Her career interests include child and adolescent psychiatry and perinatal psychiatry.

Rebecca Leval, MD

Dr. Leval was born and raised in Washington D.C. She received her bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from The University of Chicago, where she helped found a training program for emergency responders. Dr. Leval then completed a post-baccalaureate program at Georgetown University while working as an Emergency Department scribe and volunteering as an EMT. She attended Trinity School of Medicine while volunteering in local clinics. Dr. Leval then worked in forensic neuropsychology prior to starting residency. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys watching classic movies, debating political issues, reading, and going on outings with her dog.

Jeannie Ngo, MD

Dr. Ngo was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She attended Creighton University for her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry as well as her medical degree. She is inspired by Creighton’s commitment to serving the marginalized as well as the supportive community at Creighton. During her time at Creighton, she found meaning in involvement in the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice, Creighton ILAC trips to the Dominican Republic, and as a Director of Magis Clinic (Creighton’s student-run free clinic for the homeless in Omaha). She has always been interested in working with the pediatric population and plans to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In her free time, she enjoys attending Broadway musicals with her sisters, cultivating plants, seeking out the best brunch wherever she goes, and telling everyone she meets how incredible Creighton is.

Justin Romano, MD

Dr. Justin Romano grew up in Cheyenne Wyoming, where he split his time between science and music. At the University of Wyoming he focused on the health sciences, getting his degree in physiology with an emphasis on environmental physiology. Prior to starting medical school, Justin volunteered in a public hospital in Argentina and worked as a caregiver for persons with Dementia and Parkinson’s disease. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine as one of the Wyoming WWAMI students. While at the University of Washington he helped create and organize Arts for Health, an organization that brought together students from different professional programs to learn about the therapeutic value of music and host concerts for local nursing homes and charities. Outside of the hospital, you can find Justin working in the garden, singing and playing guitar, rooting for the Broncos, or exercising with his energetic Australian cattle dog “Freckles.”

 

Ruben Solis, MD

Dr. Solis was born in Amarillo, TX. He attended Texas Tech University, obtaining a BS in Molecular Biology. Prior to medical school, he studied abroad in Spain and Mexico and worked in the Intensive Care Unit in Austin, TX. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center where he organized mental health screenings for refugees. Dr. Solis is interested in working to overcome the stigmas associated with mental health, especially in the Latino community. He is interested in Pediatric Consult Psychiatry as well as Spiritual Psychiatry and plans to practice in Omaha after graduation. Dr. Solis is a basketball fanatic. His other hobbies include studying theology, grilling, and spending time with his wife and children.