Robert Groves, MD

A Message from the Program Director

We are excited to offer AdventHealth Orlando's 4-year Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for both the residency and the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) pathway. AdventHealth Orlando has become Florida's finest Diagnostic Radiology Residency program offering formal clinical training in our specialty. You should feel confident that you will be well-trained in our residency and prepared to enter great fellowships and jobs.  We look forward to showing you our program!

One of the Largest Healthcare Systems

AdventHealth is one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, performing over 2.5 million imaging studies and interventional procedures per year, and offering a wide breadth of pathologies. Because of our large case volumes, high faculty-to-resident ratio, subspecialty training and advanced technology, AdventHealth has the ability to offer an exceptional radiology educational experience. Radiology residents will be trained with 3T MRI, PET-CT, digital mammography, including breast tomosynthesis, and bi-plane angiography equipment. AdventHealth's radiology practice is fully staffed by attending radiologists and not dependent upon the resident workforce. Since residents are not responsible for interpreting ALL cases, the large number of studies at AdventHealth is completely to your benefit. You are allowed to take the time that you need to learn, see rare cases and incorporate them into research projects if you choose (which can be valuable to becoming a competitive fellowship applicant). AdventHealth's training and responsibility is more similar to actual radiology practice than some other training programs.

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Facilities

The AdventHealth Orlando system is comprised of 8 hospital campuses and 5 free-standing outpatient imaging facilities across the Orlando metro area. Radiology residents will be centralized on the Orlando campus but read exams done from all campuses and outpatient facilities via a single, integrated PACS, HIS/EMR, and Power Scribe 360 voice recognition dictation system. Additionally, residents will have the ability to read exams from 5 other AdventHealth hospitals and 8 outpatient facilities across the east coast of Florida.

AdventHealth has many strong surgical and medical sub-specialty departments to significantly enhance your educational experience, including the Walt Disney Children's Hospital, the AdventHealth Cancer Center, and an entire tower dedicated to Women's health.

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Equipment

Of our 51 CT scanners, 5 are 256 slice, 9 are 128 slice, and 21 are 64-detector row scanners. Of these units, 3 have CT fluoroscopy for intervention. We have 35 MRI scanners including 12 3T units, one of which is an intraoperative unit. In the Orlando interventional radiology department there are 4 dedicated angiography suites with 3 bi-plane and 1 single-plane units. Mammographic services, including breast tomosynthesis, are offered across various campuses, with centralized resident education in digital mammography provided at the AdventHealth Imaging Princeton campus. Women's services include 2 automated breast ultrasound units for dense breast studies. Nuclear medicine images are acquired at all sites, and there are 2 PET/CT centers and a SPECT-CT unit within the AdventHealth system. Across all campuses there are multiple radiographic, fluoroscopic, and sonographic units with advanced technology such as 3D and 4D imaging.

Faculty

Our faculty is eager to teach you! Our attending radiologists have trained in numerous geographic locations, and their prestigious radiology residency and fellowship training includes Mayo Clinic, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford, and many more. In addition, many of our core faculty members have taught at other radiology programs prior to arriving at AdventHealth, with others having served as residency or fellowship directors themselves.

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Robert Groves, MD

Robert C. Groves, MD

Program Director

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Michele Edison, MD

Associate Program Director

Rola Altoos, MD

Rola Altoos, MD

Education Chief

Nuclear Radiology

Richard Beegle, MD

Richard Beegle, MD

Education Chief

Neuroradiology

Nicholas Feranec, MD

Nicholas Feranec, MD

Education Chief

Body Imaging

Ashkan Ghaneie, MD

Ashkan Ghaneie, MD

Education Chief

Chest Imaging

Robert Groves, MD

Robert Groves, MD

Radiologist

Cardiovascular Imaging

Brett Gutterman, MD

Brett Gutterman, MD

Education Chief

Emergency Imaging

Andrea Hong, MD

Andrea Hong, MD

Education Chief

Breast Imaging

Gary LiMarzi, MD

Gary LiMarzi, MD

Education Chief

Musculoskeletal Imaging

Midhir Patel, MD

Midhir Patel, MD

Education Chief

Ultrasound Imaging

Brandon Perry, MD

Brandon Perry, MD

Education Chief

Interventional Radiology

Darren Transue, MD

Darren Transue, MD

Education Chief

Medical Student

TJ Ward, MD

TJ Ward, MD

Education Chief

Quality and Safety

Jennifer Williams, MD

Jennifer Williams, MD

Education Chief

Pediatric Imaging

PGY-5 Residents

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  • Muhammad Noor, MD

    Muhammad Noor, MD

    Chief Resident

    Medical School: Florida International University

  • Chelsea Dennison, MD

    Chelsea Dennison, MD

    Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

  • Berencie Leal, MD

    Berenice Leal MD, USF

    Medical School: University of South Florida

  • Justin Phillip, MD

    Justin Philip, MD

    Medical School: UTHealth McGovern Medical School

PGY- 4 Residents

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  • Eugene Bivins, MD

    Eugene Bivins, MD

    Medical School: Howard University

  • Noel Delgado, MD

    Noel Delgado, MD

    Medical School: Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

  • Hieu Diep, MD

    Hieu Diep, MD

    Medical School: University of South Florida

  • Kadeem Walker, MD

    Kadeem Walker, MD

    Medical School: Florida International University

PGY- 3 Residents

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  • Jacob Bermudez, MD

    Jacob Bermudez, MD

    Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

  • Herron Gomillion MD

    Herron Gomillion, MD

    Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine

  • Lin Luo, MD

    Lin Luo, MD

    Medical School: University of Nebraska

  • Connor Woodward, MD

    Connor Woodward, MD

    Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

PGY- 2 Residents

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    Zachary Aulgur, MD

    Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine

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    Matthew Burger, MD

    Medical School: University of Central Florida

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    Andrew Dakkak, MD

    Medical School: College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

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    Daniel Malek, MD

    Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Alumni

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Curriculum

There are 13 blocks in each academic year; each block is 4 weeks in length. The above is a representative of the rotations for each year of training.

One block during PGY-4 year is reserved for AIRP conference attendance.

With the exception of one required Emergency/Call rotation all rotations during PGY-5 year are elective and may be customized to the residents subspecialty interests as long as it does not interfere with rotation schedule of other resident class requirements.

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Conferences

Our program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, such as our monthly conference with the Department of Surgery to learn from each other in an effort to continue refining the interpretive skills of the resident and increasing the value of their reports to referring clinicians.

We hold conferences daily at noon Monday-Friday as well as morning Physics conference on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Most lectures are recorded and made available for viewing by residents unable to attend conference or for future reference by residents and attendees. Conference types include the following:

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Program Information

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Why should you come here? 

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    What our program has to offer!

    AdventHealth Orlando’s Radiology Residency offers a competitive salary, 4 weeks of vacation, free food while working, educational funding for scientific presentations at national meetings, numerous research opportunities, American Institute for Radiologic Pathology stipends and team-building opportunities at Orlando Magic games. We believe in the importance of work-life balance and protected study time. Residents in good standing will be permitted to moonlight within the community, and this provides residents with yet another opportunity for protected time to study and continue learning.

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    What Orlando has to offer!

    Beyond the educational experience, Orlando is a great place to be! Orlando has a population of 185,950, with almost 30% of its residents between the ages of 20-34 years old. There is a diversity of communities beyond the immediate area, with suburban communities for resident parents and newlyweds. Ocala and Wedgefield are great areas for those who prefer open spaces. Less than 90 minutes away are 5 beautiful beaches (including Cocoa, Daytona and New Smyrna) and 7 beaches are 2-2 ½ hours away (including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Siesta Key, Lido Key, and historic St. Augustine).

    Orlando sports teams include the Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer Club, and University of Central Florida Knights and you are hours away from Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Miami Dolphins games. Collegiate sports in Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Miami are also only a few hours away.

    Orlando is known for its many beautiful lakes, a great opportunity for those who love to fish! With more than 170 golf courses, over 20 golf academies and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments, Orlando is a true golfer's paradise.

    Take it from the professionals, in addition to being home to more pro golfers than any other city in the world, Orlando was voted the "North American Golf Destination of the Year" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

    These are just a few things that will help enrich your experience and work-life balance while at AdventHealth Orlando. With us, you can rest assured you’ll not only have a fellowship and job application that rivals the best of the best, but you’ll enjoy the journey along the way. Come see everything we have to offer at AdventHealth Orlando’s Diagnostic Radiology Residency, we’d be thrilled to have the honor and opportunity to train you!

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Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

To apply to our program and be eligible for consideration, a completed application must be submitted through ERAS by November 1st. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All programs at AdventHealth Orlando participate in the match through the National Resident Match Program.

Due to COVID-19 the residency program will be conducting virtual interviews only for the 2021 Match year

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Contact Information

Maria Mangual

Program Coordinator 

2501 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804