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2011 Graduation - A Success

The 35th graduation class of the Lincoln Family Medicine Program were honored at the Embassy Suites Hotel the evening of Friday, June 29, 2012.

Dr. Harold Maurer, Chancellor of UNMC, Dr. Michael  Myers, Immediate Past Program Director,  Dr. Carolyn Cody, Vice President of Medical Affairs of BryanLGH Medical Center, and  Dr. Al Linderman, LMEP President, presented the graduates with their Certificates.  These physicians carry on a tradition of excellence and quality represented by alumni who have established successful medical practices.

Dr. Al Linderman introduced the Program’s new Director, Dr. Les Veskrna.

The John F. Finegan Award was presented by Dr. Linderman to Dr. Les Spry., in honor of Dr. John C. Finegan, the first Director of the Lincoln Family Medicine Program.  This award recognizes those leaders who have provided extraordinary dedication and service to the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, and specifically the Lincoln Family Medicine Program.

Graduate, Dr. Jessica Leibhart, presented Dr. Kirk Kinberg with the Outstanding Volunteer Faculty Award.  Dr. Kinberg is a very deserving recipient who has contributed his time, skill, and expertise to train our residents.

A slide show was presented by graduate, Dr. Jared Kohlenberg.

The evening concluded with one of the graduates, Dr. Ben Biehl, reflecting on his class’s three years in Lincoln.


The graduates and their practice plans are:
 Kimberly Bauman, MD
  Mercy Urbandale Aurora Medical Clinic
Urbandale, Iowa
 Benjamin Biehl, MD    Johnson County Hospital/Tecumseh Family Health
Tecumseh, Nebraska
 Zachary Frey, DO   Mary Lanning Hospital/Hastings Family Practice, PC
Hastings, Nebraska
 Linsey Haden, DO   Lincoln Family Medical Group
Lincoln, NE
 Jared Kohlenberg, DO   Community Health Network
Green Lake, Wisconsin
 Jessica Leibhart, DO               Cherry County Clinic
Valentine, Nebraska
 Lindsey Rice, MD   Seward Family Medical
Seward, Nebraska
Asha Schweitzer, DO   Mary Lanning Hospital/Hastings Family Practice, PC
Hastings, Nebraska

 We wish them success in all their future endeavors!