Program Director, Family Medicine, AdventHealth Winter Park
Dr. Needham is the Program Director of AdventHealth Medical Group Medicine at Winter Park
Areas of Interest and Positions:
*Cardiovascular disease: hypertension, heart failure
Education and Training:
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine – Graduate 1992
Residency Program:Tripler Army Medical Center Family Practice Residency (Hawai'i) – Graduate 1995
2017 – American Academy of Family Physicians Chair of the Year for Live Courses
2017 – Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors Gold Level Program Director Recognition Award
2013 – Florida Academy of Family Physicians Full-Time Educator of the Year
2007 – Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year
*Emirates Family Medicine Society Family Medicine Conference, Dubai: 2017 – 2019
CV exam and ECG workshop, Hematuria, Endocrinology review
Connective Tissue Diseases Update, Top 10 EBM Update, Physician Wellness,
The Limping Child, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Exam
Leadership Skills, ABFM Updates, Liver enzymes
*American Academy of Family Medicine conferences 2015 – 2020,
Family Medicine Experience, Cardiovascular Conditions, Family Medicine Updates, Adult Medicine, and Geriatric Medicine
Topics to include:
Heart Failure, Syncope, Connective Tissue Diseases, Dermatology Update
Cardiovascular Exam, Faculty Development Session – Podium presentations
Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Liver Enzyme Elevations, Anticoagulation, Care for Caregiver, Hypertensive Urgency/Emergency, Hematuria, EKG Interpretation, Acute Kidney Injury, Adult Heart Murmurs, Pulmonary HTN, Cardiac imaging, Perioperative risk assessment, Asthma, COPD, Endocrine disorders
*Florida Academy of Family Medicine 2015 - 2020,
Topics to include: Choosing Wisely Update, The Red Eye, Faculty Development-Improving Presentation Skills
Top 10 EBM updates from 2018, COPD Update, Difficult cases in dermatology
Syncope, Liver Inflammation/Hep C, Benign dermatology, PFT workshop
Office Procedures Workshop, Unusual Endocrinopathies, Altered Mental Status,
Clinical Practice Guidelines Update, Ophthalmology Update, CTD Update
Marine envenomation, Connective Tissue Diseases, Dermatology Update, Fluids and Electrolytes
FAFP Board Review Course 2016-2019: CV disease, Kidney disease, Rheumatology
*Needham E – Heart Failure – What a Non-Heart Failure Specialist Needs to Know, 2018
*Needham E. (2017) Acrocyanosis. In Domino FJ (Ed.), The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2018, Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
*Needham E. Military medicine – the compassion and competence behind the uniform, Florida Family Physician, 64(1), Spring 2015, pp 12-13.
*Needham E. Acrocyanosis. In www.5minuteconsult.com. Domino FJ (Ed). Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.
*Needham E. Pyogenic Granuloma. In www.5minuteconsult.com. Domino FJ (Ed). Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.
*Needham, E, Management of Cardiovascular Disease, Audio-Digest FAMILY PRACTICE, Vol 62 (04), Jan. 28, 2014
*Lee EM, Needham E. (2014). Scrotal Mass. In Paulman PM, Paulman AA, Harrison JD, Nasir LS, Jarzynka KJ (Eds), Taylor’s Differential Diagnosis Manual, 3rd Edition (pp 233-235). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
*Needham E, Hematuria, FP Audio 410, July 2013
*Needham E, SAM Pearls: Cardiac Testing, FP Audio 400, Sept. 2012
*Vandervoort R, Keehbauch J, Lee E, Koo D, Needham E, Endocrine Conditions, FP Essentials Monograph, 398, July 2012
*Needham E, The Family Doctor as Preceptor, Florida Family Physician, Fall 2011, vol. 60(3), pp 24-26.
*Needham E, SAM Pearls: Heart Failure: Acute Decompensation/Hospital-based care, FP Audio 382, Mar. 2011
*Needham E, SAM Pearls: Heart Failure: Treatment Devices and Transplantation, FP Audio 381, Feb. 2011
*Needham E, SAM Pearls: Heart Failure: Stage-Based Treatment, FP Audio 380, Jan. 2011
*Needham E, SAM Pearls: Heart Failure: Definitions and Classifications, FP Audio 379, Dec. 2010
*Aggarwal M, Needham E, Case Report: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Recently Widowed Woman, American Family Physician, Nov. 1, 2009, vol. 80(9), pp 908.
*Needham E, Management of Acute Renal Failure, American Family Physician, Nov. 1, 2005, vol. 72, pp 1739-46
Community Interest/ Hobbies:
*I love the beauty of creation, especially Central Florida and the Florida Keys
*I love to fish: fresh water for bass in my lake; inshore for redfish, trout, and snook; and offshore for mahi mahi, snapper, and grouper
*I collect shells, especially the cowry family.
*I like board gaming with family and friends (Gloomhaven, Tapestry, Catan, etc…)
*I love spending time with my beloved wife and new granddaughter.