Third Year


Michael  Israel, MD

Dr. Israel, also known as “Izzy,” is a laid back guy from Kansas City. He enjoys sports including basketball, golf, and football. His favorite saying is ”Big Players make big plays in big games.” One of his goals is to attend a game at all 32 NFL stadiums. He grew up in Texas, so Longhorn football is in his blood. He’ll stand out at the clinic wearing his burnt orange amidst the sea of red during football season. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City which is known for its fierce mascot, the kangaroo. He chose the Lincoln Family Medicine Program because the people are genuinely nice, and the program is strong and located in a great city. He wanted to be a family doctor because after every rotation in medical school, he thought to himself, “This is awesome, I could do this forever!” Family medicine is the only specialty that allows him to do everything, and he especially enjoys working with his hands and doing procedures. The best piece of advice he gives his patients is “Dream it. Plan it. Do it.”

Evan  Neesen, MD

Evan is a home grown Nebraskan who grew up in David City. He received his undergraduate degree from Creighton and went on to get his PharmD and MD from UNMC. He just loves school! He says the craziest thing he ever did was to go back to med school after pharmacy school. He wanted to become a doctor because a doctor has “the ability to help others when they are in the most need.” He likes family medicine because of the procedures and the variety, and he is looking forward to his ER and surgery rotations. His greatest accomplishment in life is becoming a father twice. His family is number one in his life which includes his wife, Becci, and his daughter, Addison, and his son, Ari. He is a fan of Husker football and Chicago Cubs baseball. One thing he could not live without is the internet, and some of his favorites include European cars, Chinese food, playing golf, listening to the music of the Avett Brothers, and watching Entourage on HBO.