Were Vega

Vega Were, MD

PGY-3 Resident


Eldoret, Kenya


Undergraduate: Creighton University, Emergency Medical Services, Omaha, Nebraska

Medical School: University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska


Soccer, experiencing new cultures, spending time with family

Research Interests:

Head and Neck cancer management and outcomes in underserved populations


Geelan-Hansen K, Were V, Granger K, Jones D. Assessing the Practice Characteristics of Otolaryngology Same-Day Appointments in an Academic Center. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 May;164(5):918-922. doi: 10.1177/0194599820942497. Epub 2020 Jul 28. PMID: 32718239. 

Geelan-Hansen K, Were V, Miller M, Heckman WW. Use of Functional Rhinoplasty in the Aging Nose: Medicare Database Analysis. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2021 Apr 13. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0536. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33847511. 

Embury, C.M., Were, V.A., Lord, G.H., Drincic, A.T., Desouza, C.V., & Wilson, T.W, (2018). The Impact of Type I Diabetes on Motor Dynamics in the Brain [Poster]. The American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA. – selected for General Poster and Moderated Poster presentations