Dr. Abbasi was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but has also lived in Atlanta and Detroit. He has traveled to Pakistan, Japan, Turkey, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Germany. He received his education in the basic sciences in the United Arab Emirates and performed his clinical clerkships in the United States. He assisted in creating a tissue banking system database for the University of Chicago Hospital’s Chest Oncology Department and helped interview patients for a Treatment Resistant Depression Registry in a psychiatric clinic in Wheaton, Illinois. He has a somewhat eclectic taste in music and likes finding independent bands. He builds computers, watches movies, plays video games and is a casual fan of anime. He plays tennis and volleyball. He is considering specializing in neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Clinch was born and raised in Omaha. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry before going to medical school in the Caribbean at St. Georges University. During that time, he learned how to scuba dive and spear fish. After two years on the islands of Grenada and St. Vincent, he spent his clinical years at several hospitals in the New York area and came to love the practice of psychiatry. He is interested in the neuropsychiatric perspective which employs psychopharmacology in conjunction with psychotherapy. Otherwise, he enjoys time with friends, movies and TV, poker, going to the gym, Nebraska Cornhuskers football, Atlanta Braves baseball, and traveling (having been to Southeast Asia, Tanzania, Kenya, Italy, Scotland, the Czech Republic, England, Spain, several Caribbean islands, Canada, Mexico, and 29 states in the US).
- Poster Presentation: Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder in a Patient with 43 Day Exposure to Toluene: A Case Report; American Psychiatric Association Conference – San Francisco
Dr. Farooq was born and raised in Pakistan, which is also where he completed medical school. He went on to work as a House Officer in Psychiatry in the United Kingdom for a few years before deciding to join us here in the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry residency program. He stays busy with several hobbies and enjoys going on long drives (his longest was from New York to Texas) and he has been to 13 different states in the US. He once worked for a band as a lyricist and has written some theatrical plays, one of which won an award. He also loves watching movies and playing squash.
Dr. Madabushi graduated from Rangaraya Medical School in India. He completed residencies in Psychiatry in India and also in the United Kingdom and is both an MD and an MRCPsych (member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists). Prior to starting in our residency program, he was working in Forensic Psychiatry in Birmingham. He was involved in research in childhood trauma in forensic psychiatric patients. He also presented a dissertation on “The Association between Life Events and Acute Psychosis and Acute Myocardial Infarction.” He is married and has one child, a boy. His wife is an Ayurvedic doctor. His interests outside of medicine include music and cricket. He listens to South Indian Classical music and plays the veena.
Dr. Paul grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and lived in Salt Lake City for 10 years. While in Salt Lake, she was a juvenile probation officer, community college teacher and attended law school. She was an accomplished glass bead/jewelry maker, selling in numerous galleries prior to attending medical school at Creighton beginning in 2004. She has been happily married to her husband for 15 years and is the mother of two sons – ages 13 and 10. She enjoys spending time with her husband, attending the activities that her sons are involved in, gardening, cooking, and playing with her 3 dogs. She tentatively plans to practice Adult Psychiatry, both inpatient and outpatient, and hopes to use her JD/MD degrees together and incorporate some forensic work in her future practice.
Dr. Singh is a board certified psychiatrist from India. He joined the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry program for professional enhancement and to expand his horizons in the field of psychiatry. He has a keen interest in psychopharmacology and various forms of psychotherapy. He has done previous work in Psycho-Oncology and plans for future research in this area. One of his philosophies is that it is important to love both your profession and your life as a whole. He describes himself as a fun-loving guy with diverse interests. He de-stresses with music and is passionate about singing and dancing. He enjoys cooking with his wife, who is a resident in internal medicine at Creighton. He is a big cricket fan and movie buff.
Dr. Strauch taught English in Korea for a year and worked as a writer/editor for several video game magazines in California for four years before starting medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). His wife is currently a second year medical student at UNMC. They have been married for 11 wonderful years and currently have no children. He enjoys traveling, Nebraska Cornhuskers football, and running. He tries to find time to play video games several times a week, and he loves golf whenever he gets a chance (though he states he is a much better gamer than golfer!).
Dr. Zieno has lived most of his life in Bellevue, Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska in Omaha with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. He obtained a Masters degree in Counseling at Bellevue University – concentrating on counseling theory and verbal therapy. After completing his masters degree, he realized that he missed the psychopharmacologic aspect of human behavior modification. He decided to go to osteopathic medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and found that he most enjoyed studying Psychiatry. He enjoys spending time with his family, wife, and dog and watching old classic movies. He has also been working on a children’s adventure novel, “The Adventures of Simon Spleen,” though lately he has not had as much time to work on it. He also does some gardening and plans on “rehab-ing” his backyard.