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First-Year Fellows

Rachel Carpenter, MD
Lark Reasoner, MD

Rachel Carpenter, MD, CF-1

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.

Lark Reasoner, MD, CF-1

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.

Second-Year Fellows

Geoffrey Allison, MD, CF-1
Jeannie Ngo​, MD, CF-1

Geoffrey Allison, MD, CF-2

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.

Jeannie Ngo​, MD, CF-2

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, CF-1

Justin Romano, MD, CF-2

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.”


Chief Fellows' Message

Dear prospective future colleague,

Thank you for taking the time to consider the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Creighton University. Our program offers a diverse and complete training experience. We work at a variety of sites which allow our graduates the ability to be confident practicing in any environment at the completion of their fellowship. We feel confident that we are ready to provide excellent care to our patients and be leaders within our field when we graduate.

Our fellows work under the direct supervision of knowledgeable faculty members who have many years of experience educating fellows to be excellent practitioners. They are also wonderful mentors who will take the time to get to know you as a person. They are strong advocates for the fellows and will help you find and achieve the position in child and adolescent psychiatry that is right for you.

We are also involved in several quality improvement projects and research studies. We are associated with one of the foremost neuroimaging research programs in child and adolescent psychiatry. Our fellows and faculty are routinely published in the premier journals in the field.

We strongly encourage you to visit us at Creighton University and see what opportunities we have to offer you.