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Faculty Educational Leadership

Psychiatry Residency & Fellowships Staff & Administration

Thomas Svolos, M.D., Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, Creighton University
Steven Wengel, M.D., Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, UNMC
Training Director, General Psychiatry: Kayla Pope, M.D., Creighton University
Training Director, Child and Adolescent Fellowship: Jamie Snyder, M.D., Creighton University

Training Director, Post-Pediatrics Portal Program for Child Psychiatry: Jamie Snyder, M. D., Creighton University

Residency Coordinators: Adrienne Van Winkle and Jeanna Reusink

Thomas Svolos, M.D.

Chairman & Professor, Creighton University

Dr. Svolos received a BA in History, summa cum laude, from Duke University and an MD from the University of California, San Francisco. He has post-graduate medical training in Family Practice (at UCSF--Community Hospital) and Psychiatry, completing the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Residency Training Program.
Dr. Svolos is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist.  He is a Member of the New Lacanian School and the World Association of Psychoanalysis.  Dr. Svolos maintains a private office practice in psychoanalysis, and practices at Bergan Mercy Medical Center and Lasting Hope Recovery Center.  He is a Member of the Circle for the Lacanian Orientation in Omaha.  He has given Lectures and organized Meetings and Conferences in Omaha, across the United States, and in Europe.  He serves on the Editorial Board of several different journals.
Dr. Svolos' writings on psychoanalysis and related subjects have appeared in numerous journals in English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, and Turkish.

Steven Wengel, M.D.

Chairman & Professor, UNMC

Dr. Wengel was appointed Chair of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry in 2005.  He is an Omaha native and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He completed his Psychiatry training in the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Residency Training program, following which he became the first fellow in Geriatric Psychiary in the same program, graduating in 1991.  He has served on the UNMC faculty since that time.

Dr. Wengel is an enthusiastic teacher of medical students, physician's assistant students, and residents in Psychiatry and primary care specialties.  He previously served as Director of Medical Student Education and also served as a member of the UNMC College of Medicine Admissions Committee.  He currently has responsibility for three sections of the resident didactic program, and supervises residents on the Geriatric Psychiatry service and during weekly psychotherapy supervision sessions.

His clinical and research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of delirium and dementia, and mood disorders in older adults.  He also has a clinical focus on psychiatric co-morbidity associated with neuropsychiatric conditions including Parkinson's disease and frontotemporal dementia.

Jamie Snyder M.D.

Child & Adolescent Program Training Director & Associate Professor, Creighton University

Dr. Snyder is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Creighton University.  She graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin,  California with a BS in Biochemistry in 1983, and received her MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, in 1987.  She completed Psychiatry Residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990, and then a Child Psychiatry Fellowship at USC in June 1992.  

Dr. Snyder is currently Director of the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Child & Adolescent Fellowship Program as well as the Director for the Post Pediatric Portal Program.