Faculty

The Lincoln Family Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to education and creating our nation’s finest family physicians. We understand that reputation and networking are vital to any career and we are proud to provide the reciprocal support that LFMP and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) demonstrate toward one another as a long-standing tradition. This mutually supportive approach contributes to our success in training family medicine physicians to provide first-class health care for citizens throughout the state and Great Plains.

A faculty of seven board-certified family physicians, two licensed mental health practitioners, and a business manager is the driving force that enables residents to realize their full potential. Additionally, nearly 350 doctors from Lincoln and surrounding communities, representing all medical specialties, serve as volunteer faculty for the program. Our faculty members hold private practice experience and full hospital privileges. Lincoln’s medical community demonstrates continuous commitment in training our residents, who are first in line for all procedural experience. 

As Lincoln’s only training program for MDs and DOs, our residents are able to work on the front lines performing procedures and patient care with one-to-one supervision. They continually consider this one of the most valuable assets of their residency. Our progressive family medicine center receives strong financial support from the medical community and physicians. Major funding for our program comes from Bryan Health, CHI Health St. Elizabeth, and UNMC health systems, and from fees for patient services.

 
 
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Sabrina Cerny, MD, ABFM, FAAFP

Program Director

Dr. Sabrina Cerny is a native of Hannibal, Missouri joining our faculty in January of 2014. She graduated from The University of Iowa with a BA in French and attended the Virginia Commonwealth University medical school. Upon completing her family medicine residency at CHRISTUS Santa Rose Family Medicine Residency Program in San Antonia, Texas, Dr. Cerny then completed a faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Cerny completed training in medical acupuncture from Helms Medical Institute, UCLA/Berkley. She enjoys “all things French” (considers herself a Francophile) along with exercising, spending time with her husband, daughter, son, and their dogs.

 
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C. Kyle Haefele, MD, ABPF

Assistant Director | Medical Director, Tabitha Rehab

Dr. Kyle Haefele is originally from Ulysses, KS. He graduated from Washburn University of Topeka with a BA in Psychology and attended the University of Oklahoma for medical school. He comes to us from Shenandoah, IA where he practiced for seven years. Dr. Haefele likes taking care of all ages with professional interests ranging from OB ultrasound to geriatrics.  He also helps with the motivational interviewing curriculum. Kyle organizes the LFMP fantasy football league each fall. He enjoys playing golf, tennis and piano. Sometimes he enjoys running, but occasionally it isn’t as much fun as he hoped. Kyle enjoys traveling with his wife Tracy, and two kids, Carey and Chandler.

 
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Wade Fornander, MD, ABFM

Faculty Physician | Director of Medical Student Education and Recruitment

Dr. Fornander graduated from Chadron State College in 1998 and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2002. Dr. Fornander is a graduate of the Lincoln Family Medicine Program and is rejoining our faculty after several years in private practice. He enjoys spending time with his family and church and is an avid runner and triathlete.

 
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Alisa Nollendorfs, MD, ABFP

Faculty Physician | Director of Women's Health

Dr. Alisa Nollendorfs received her degree in Biochemistry from UNL. She then attended UNMC where she complete a dual M.D./Ph.D. program. Dr. Nollendorfs practiced in Lincoln for six years and has recently joined our faculty. Professional interest include women’s health and obstetrics. She enjoys reading, painting and spending time with her son, Lane.

 
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Christine Keim, MD, ABFM

Faculty Physician

Dr. Christine Keim is a native of Grand Island, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska and then earned her medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical Education Foundation in 2000 and immediately started a practice in Lincoln. She practiced family medicine for 14 years prior to joining the faculty in 2014. Dr. Keim enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her husband and her two children. She has a particular passion for mission trips and tries to make time for them whenever possible.

 
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Doug States, MD, ABFM

Faculty Physician 

Dr. States comes to our program from North Platte, NE. He is a UNL graduate in Mechanical Engineering and UNMC graduate and trained at Clarkson College in Family Medicine. Dr. States has practiced in North Platte his entire career, the last 10 years in solo practice. Dr. States and his wife, Kayla, have been blessed to have raised three daughters and one son in North Platte. They are now empty nesters and the children live in Lincoln and Omaha.  His interests and hobbies are numerous and eclectic. In no particular order, he enjoys hunting, fishing, carpentry, crafts, refurbishing and repurposing, welding, “barning"-tearing down barns for materials, bicycling, motorcycles, ATV riding, boating, skiing on snow and water, hiking, triathlons, computers and technology, inventing, creating, yard work, landscaping, cooking, beer making, charity, movies, audio books, reading, exercising, weight lifting, basketball, the huskers, racquetball (he represented UNL at national tournament in undergrad.), tennis, golf, swimming (his high school sport), hanging out with family and friends, and loves politics. Dr. States enjoys being a resource, a curator of helpful information and inspiration to the people in his life.

 
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Tina Kearney, MD, ABFM

Faculty Physician

Tina Kearney, MD, attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, and received her MD with a distinction in Community Medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Kearney completed her residency at the SLU Family Medicine Residency (in conjunction with Scott Air Force Base) in Belleville, Il. She served on the faculty there for 8 years prior to joining the LFMP faculty in the summer of 2016.

 
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Jim Naeve, FACMPE

Business Manager/Coordinator of Practice Management Curriculum

Jim grew up in Ord, NE. Jim attended UNL prior to entering the United States Navy where he was introduced to healthcare as a Hospital Corpsman, serving on-board USS Enterprise CVN-65. Jim began his civilian healthcare career as a Medical Laboratory Technician and then moved on to administration in the hospital and medical group settings. Jim brings over thirty years of management experience to the program and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Jim and his wife Linda enjoy spending their free time with family that consists of three daughters and their families, including nine grandchildren. Jim’s hobbies are; fishing, hunting, woodworking, watercolors and golf.