Program Leadership

Internal Medicine Residency Program Leadership

Department Chair

Michael H. Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine

Chair’s message.

 

 

 

Program Director

Joe Nahas, MD – Program Director/Recruitment

“I am a graduate from Creighton University Medical School and Internal Medicine residency program. The training I received during my internal medicine residency challenged me intellectually and helped me develop into a caring, empathetic physician. After completing my rheumatology fellowship at the University of Colorado, I am excited to have returned to Creighton and join a group of dynamic, motivated physicians who truly care about our medicine residents. The culture at our program is what makes us unique. Our residents not only experience excellent clinical training and participate in numerous scholarly activities, but more importantly, become well rounded physicians who practice with compassion and service.” Watch a video message from Dr. Nahas

Associate Program Director

Bradley DeVrieze, MD – Evaluations – Milestone Development, Resident Feedback and Growth

“Our program consistently graduates compassionate internists who are equally capable of stepping into primary care, hospital medicine, or fellowship training. We are growth-minded and strive to adapt quickly to the changing needs of our patients, learners, and society. If you are curious about medicine and passionate about patient care, you should thrive in our program.”

 


Mohsin Mirza, MBBS – Division Chief, Hospital Medicine, Site Medical Director, Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy, Faculty Lead for Education and Duty Hour Compliance

“The Creighton University Internal Medicine Residency Program provides excellent clinical training, research opportunities, and professional development. I am a graduate of this training program and served as Chief Resident. I was fortunate to join the Hospital Medicine Team as faculty. Creighton’s Internal Medicine Residency Program not only trains you to be an excellent physician, it also develops you into a strong leader.”

 

Core Faculty

Giri Andukuri, MD – Quality Improvement and Research/Scholarly Activity

“My passion is continuous quality improvement research and patient safety. I hope to have all students and residents think the QI way and be comfortable with using the methodology. I am also interested in health care analytics and predictive modeling of processes. I coordinate and mentor all QI projects for residents. I enjoy teaching residents and students on rounds and like to make them think “why?” in everything they do.”


Kevin Embach, SJ, MD – Resident Wellness and the Jesuit Tradition in Medicine

“Being a physician is a great privilege and responsibility. I experience much joy in the practice and teaching of medicine. I experience much consolation caring for patients and helping to train newer generations of physicians to deliver excellent care in kind and compassionate manner which respects the dignity of every human life.”


Jaya S. Gupta, MD – VA Educational Experience Lead

“I am a graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine and Creighton internal medicine residency program. As the Creighton site director for the VA, I act as a liaison for the program and am involved with curriculum and rotation development at the VA. While on rotation at the VA, residents work closely with interdisciplinary teams, have opportunities for simulation training, and gain clinical exposure to high yield internal medicine topics.

As a Jesuit university, Creighton promotes Cura Personalis - caring for the whole person. This is a concept that extends to our patients and trainees alike. I believe resident wellness is a significant strength of our program. During my own training, I was lucky to have phenomenal mentors. The most rewarding part of being faculty is paying that forward to our residents and students. Our faculty invest effort, time, and resources into training highly skilled and compassionate internists . I’m so proud when I see our graduates grow into physician leaders who live out Jesuit values learned at Creighton.”


Theresa Townley, MD – Health Disparities, Community Engagement and Global Health with ILAC in the Dominican Republic

“I am proud to be part of Creighton University’s Internal Medicine Residency and I am blessed to be able to work with such wonderful residents. At Creighton, our residents are accomplished physicians, who are always interested in effective ways to provide even better patient care. They do so with a wealth of clinical knowledge as well as a wealth of compassion for each person they encounter.”

 


Carleigh Golden, MD – Women’s Health and Outpatient Clinical Experience

“I became a Chief Resident my 3rd year of residency, and I loved the opportunity to mentor other residents and be a leader for the program. I started my journey as a primary care physician a couple months after graduation and continued to teach residents and medical students in my clinic. A year later, I was asked to join core faculty. I love being involved with teaching residents and helping the program evolve over time to meet our resident’s needs. I also really enjoy showing residents everything primary care has to offer and I have a passion for women’s health.”

 


David Gonzales, MD –  Chief of General Internal Medicine CU, Director of Primary Care Tract

“I’ve always thought that what you choose to do in life should make a difference in the world and be satisfying. What better way to practice medicine than to be a primary care internist who know their patients on a long-term basis, manage their chronic illnesses with cutting edge treatments and most importantly, work with patients to keep them well. If you too feel this way, the Primary Care Track is designed for you. Starting July 2021 our new Primary Care Track, for incoming interns and PGY2s, will help meet the growing need for compassionate general internists.”

 


Paul Millner, MD – Resident Recruitment and Point-of-Care Ultrasound Faculty Champion

“As a recent graduate of the internal medicine program at Creighton University, I have a great appreciation of the unique environment that the program provides. We are blessed to have a great teaching hospital filled with consistent excellent educational opportunities both in general medicine as well as the multiple specialties. In addition, the resident program is a very close-knit group which serves as a much-needed source of support during residency. This program serves residents well in multiple areas including training in general internal medicine, pursuit of fellowships, scholarly activity and leadership roles.”


Program Education Staff

Julie Nelson
Program Administrator
402.280.4392
julienelson [at] creighton [dot] edu (Email Julie)


Mary Kay Waltz
Senior Residency Program Coordinator
402.280.4210
mkwaltz [at] creighton [dot] edu (Email Mary Kay)


Lilibeth Goode
Residency Program Coordinator
402.280.5233
LilibethGoode [at] creighton [dot] edu (Email Lilibeth)


Julie Kramer
Student Coordinator
402.280.4512
jkramer [at] creighton [dot] edu (Email Julie)