Christopher Anderson, DO – Physiatrist
Dr. Anderson earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at the University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, and completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Northwestern University. He is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and in the subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine.
Samuel Bierner, MD – Physiatrist and Medical Director, Acute Rehabilitation
Dr. Bierner graduated with his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School and earned his master’s degree in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington Graduate School. Dr. Bierner completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Washington and a fellowship in clinical neurology at the Human Motor Control Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He has served as the UT Southwestern Medical Center’s PM&R residency program director before becoming Chair of the UNMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and in the subspecialties of pain medicine and neuromuscular medicine.
Sonia Schneider, MD – Physiatrist
Sonia Schneider, M.D., returned to Madonna’s Omaha Campus this fall as an attending physician and faculty member. Schneider, who previously went by Shah, is the PM&R program’s first alumna and former chief resident who recently finished up a spinal cord medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2018. Her new job at Madonna will include inpatient and outpatient duties and the development of outpatient spinal cord medical services in the Omaha Physicians Clinic as well as seeing pediatric spinal cord injury patients.
Jessica Fernandes, MD – Hospitalist
Dr. Fernandes earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. She also completed her residency at Creighton, where she served as Chief Resident. Her interests are in cardiac care and management. In her spare time, Dr. Fernandes volunteers for the Creighton Magis Clinic and Habitat for Humanity. She is board-certified in internal medicine.
Tanner C. Gates, OD – Optometrist
Dr. Gates received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his residency in Vision Therapy/Rehabilitative Optometry in Bethesda, MD through Southern College of Optometry and then completed his fellowship in Vision Development/Rehabilitation. Dr. Gates specializes in rehabilitative vision care of patients who have suffered stroke or brain injury.
Ruthri Goodwin, MD – Hospitalist
Dr. Goodwin earned her medical degree from the UNMC College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She is board certified in internal medicine. Prior to joining Madonna, Dr. Goodwin served in hospitalist roles at OrthoNebraska, CHI Lakeside, CHI Health Creighton Medical Center- Bergan Mercy and the Omaha VA. She also holds a faculty appointment as an associate professor of medicine at UNMC.
Susan Ohnoutka, MD – Hospitalist and Medical Director, Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital-Omaha
A graduate of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Ohnoutka completed her residency at the UNMC College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Ohnoutka’s interests are in chronic care management and complex medical rehabilitation. She is board-certified in internal medicine. Prior to joining Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Ohnoutka served as an acute care hospitalist for 11 years.
Donald Schmidt, MD – Hospitalist and Senior Medical Director, Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital-Omaha
Dr. Schmidt earned his medical degree from the UNMC College of Medicine and also completed his residency at UNMC. Previously, he worked as a hospitalist and as hospitalist program medical director before working for eleven years in private practice at Nebraska Internal Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine.
Joseph Snow, MD – Pediatric Hospitalist
Dr. Snow is board certified in pediatrics. After completing his doctor of Medicine degree at Creighton University in Omaha, he completed his pediatric residency at Creighton-Nebraska Universities, joint pediatric residency program and served as chief resident.
Sheilah Snyder, MD – Pediatric Hospitalist
Dr. Snyder is board certified in pediatrics. She completed her Doctor of Medicine Degree at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She completed her residency at the Creighton-Nebraska Universities joint pediatric residency program and served as chief resident.
Sharon Stoolman, MD – Pediatric Hospitalist Program Medical Director
Dr. Stoolman is a pediatric hospitalist and is board certified in pediatrics. She completed her residency at Creighton-Nebraska Universities, joint pediatric residency program.
Sabin Bista, MD – Pulmonary Program Medical Director
Dr. Bista is a board certified pulmonologist. He received his medical degree from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care at UNMC College of Medicine.