Steven Nazario, MD

About the Program

Message from the Program Director

As a founding member of this residency program, it is a source of pride to have helped train and guide residents and to see our program serve a community-based hospital which now serves a yearly census of 120.000 patients.

Guiding younger professionals through the later stages of their educational journey is both exciting and rewarding. Our faculty is focused on assisting residents and medical students make those transitions which will make them successful independent practitioners of emergency medicine.

What makes an exemplar emergency physician? They should be smart, compassionate and ethical. They should imbue confidence in their work with – patients, patient’s families and staff - because they command strong clinical and foundational medicine skills. They should be selfless in service to others and strong advocates for patients in need who navigate specialized medical care. And, we expect our residents to work with role models and educators who embody these qualities.

I have always appreciated the ethic of workers who tirelessly roll up their sleeves and get the job done. I believe that you learn best by doing, by taking care of patients and their problems. Bedside teaching is an essential part of the equation here with dedicated didactic time meant to augment some of the more granular elements. Our curriculum model continues to evolve as we incorporate more problem-based learning, simulation cases and procedure labs to our conference time.

We look forward to meeting you.

Respectfully,

Steven Nazario, MD   FAAEM  FACEP

Program Director

AdventHealth Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Faculty of AdventHealth Medical Education

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Andrew Little, MD

Associate Program Director and  Director of Research

Katia Lugo, MD

Clerkship Director

Kevin Tomecsek, MD

Assistant Clerkship Director

Ademola Adewale, MD, FAAEM

Simulation Director

Carmen J Martínez Martínez, MD MSMEd FACEP FAAEM

Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Yaron Ivan, MD

Assistant Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Drew Jones, MD

Ultrasound Director

Douglas Haus, DO, FAAWM

Assistant Ultrasound Director

Shayne Gue, MD, FAAEM

Exam Content Lead

Residents PGY - 3

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Samuel Muniz, MD

Florida State University COM

PGY-3

Chief Resident

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Yasmany Cartaya, MD

University of Cincinnati COM

PGY-3

Chief Resident

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Elizabeth Janevski, MD

Loma Linda University SOM

PGY-3

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Jon Risovas, MD

Loma Linda University SOM

PGY-3

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Misty Coello, MD

Florida International University

PGY-3

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Thomas Lawyer, MD

University of Utah SOM

PGY-3

Residents PGY - 2

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Bryce Hoer, MD

Escuela De Med San Juan Bautista

PGY - 1

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Joseph Ray, MD

West Virginia University SOM

PGY - 1

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Ricardo Hernandez, MD

Ponce SOM, Ponce Puerto Rico

PGY - 1

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Saleh Hasan, MD

Northeastern Ohio University COM

PGY - 1

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Tyler Mills, DO

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Med

PGY - 1

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Yuchen Duan, MD

Charles E. Schmidt COM, Fl Atlantic University

PGY - 1

Residents PGY - 1

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Casey McGillicuddy, MD

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David Chang, DO

PGY - 1

James Leal, MD

James Leal, DO

PGY - 1

Miltiadis Kerdemelidis, MD

Miltiadis Kerdemelidis, MD

PGY - 1

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Quoc Vinh Tran, DO

PGY - 1

Vladislav Mordach, DO

Vladislav Mordach, DO

PGY - 1

Curriculum

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PGY - 1
Rotation Blocks
EM  7 blocks
Medical ICU 1 block
Orthopedic                1 block
OB/GYN  1 block
Trauma                      1 block
PEM                           1 block
EM                          7 block
EMS Longitudinal experience

 

 

PGY - 2
Rotation Blocks
EM 8 blocks
PEM 1 block
Pediatric ICU 2 blocks
Trauma ICU 1 block
Ultrasound 1 block

 

PGY - 3
Rotation Program
EM 9 blocks
PEM 1 block
Elective 1 block
Trauma 1 block
Transition to Practice 1 block
Longitudinal

Longitudinal Didactic Series -

  • PoWER (professionalism, wellness, ethics and Resilience),
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Resident as Teacher, EM Ultrasound, Radiology
  • EM Critical Care, Simulation,
  • Pediatric EM
  • EM Administration
Emergency Medicine - Integrated Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

While the emergency medicine aspects of specialty fields are learned in the emergency department, short blocks of additional training add depth to the emergency physician’s training. We are committed to a quality program, and each rotation has been carefully selected to offer the maximal educational benefit to our residents.

Journal Club

Keeping up to date with the current emergency medicine literature is vital for the practice of excellent emergency medicine. The goal of the Journal Club is to promote reviewing of key and current medical literature, develop critical appraisal skills and discuss clinical applications using evidence-based medicine. During these events, residents will present the articles and facilitate an interactive and engaging discussion on the presented topic. In addition to the academic value it also provides an opportunity for medical students, residents and attendings physicians to interact in a relaxed setting away from the framework of medicine, patients, and academic rounds.

Electives: 

Research, Medical Education, Sports Medicine, PEM, Emergency Ultrasound, Orthopedics, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Ophthalmology

Purpose of the Didactic

The purpose of the didactic curriculum is to provide the residents with the foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes for emergency medicine. These tools will shape residents to successfully practice the full scope of emergency medicine in a high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate and confident manner. Our didactic curriculum centers around our weekly conferences which are held every Thursday morning and is protected time for all residents in the Emergency Department and in many off-service rotations. We emphasize interactive didactics in addition to traditional lectures and utilize different modalities to promote variety and retention of concepts. Components of our curriculum include interactive small groups, high-fidelity simulation labs, pharmacy lectures, case conferences and evidence-based reviews. Both Faculty and Residents will be responsible for conferences. Presentation of lectures will enhance residents' educational and academic experience as well as the teaching experience. All residents will have case presentations and Trauma case presentations. PGY-2 and PGY-3 will present core content lectures. In addition, PGY-2 residents will present a PICU case and PGY-1 will have a “down the blog” presentation.


We are continuously evaluating our conference offerings and searching to improve the quality and educational value of each session. Residents will rate each conference element at the end of the academic year and provide suggestions for improvement, which are used to shape the next year’s conference offerings.

Emergency Medicine Clerkship 

Click Here to visit our clerkship website to learn more about rotation experiences with the AdventHealth Orlando Emergency Medicine Residency Program. 

"Our trauma rotation is one of the highlights of this program. We spend four weeks every year at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Polk County, which is a Level II Trauma Center. It is the busiest Emergency Department in the State of Florida. In this rotation, we get the opportunity to play a leading role in the resuscitation and management of many patients at Trauma bay. We continue managing the most critical ones at the Trauma Intensive Care Unit. As the only Residents in this team, we perform numerous invasive procedures and learn critical care skills that give us the confidence to manage critical trauma patients on our own patients after completing our training.”

– Jorge Insignares, MD, Class of 2014

Electives
  • Research
  • Medical Education
  • Sports Medicine
  • PEM
  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • Orthopedics
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
Emergency Medicine Lecture

Research

As one of the key components in ACGME program requirements, research activity is an essential part of training. In the era of evidence-based medicine, we strongly believe at AdventHealth Orlando that residents should develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the publications and apply new knowledge in their clinical practice. Our program has a well-developed infrastructure and fostering culture to support residents who are interested in pursuing basic research, clinical research, or quality improvement/patient safety projects. By promoting research and scholarly activities, our ultimate goal is to train the next generation of physicians with strengths in both clinical and academic medicine.


Residents and faculty involved in required GME scholarly activities receive guidance from the Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) through the Clinical Academic Research team, comprised of an Academic Research Mentor, a Project Coordinator, and a Regulatory Coordinator. In addition, the center includes a group of biostatisticians, a health economist, and a medical editor.


CCR assists residents and faculty with all types of scholarly activities (case studies, QI projects and research studies), from study design and protocol development, to data analysis and poster, presentation or manuscript preparation.

Program Information

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Nationally Recognized Expertise

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We're proud to maintain the high standards of safety and quality that you deserve. U.S. News and World Report #1 Hospital in Florida

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Eligibility

What You'll Need

  1. Medical School
    1. LCME (Liaison Committee of Medical Education) graduates.
      1. Doctor of Medicine diploma without reservations
      2. Dean’s Letter
      3. Letter from residency program director (if applicable)
      4. Successfully passed USMLE I and II (United States Medical Licensing Examination) at first attempt with a score of 230 (80)
      5. Acceptable explanation of any break in education (if applicable)
      6. Demonstrated written and spoken fluency in English language
      7. Proof of citizenship or resident alien status as required by AdventHealth Orlando Human Resources
    2. AOA Graduates
      1. Doctor of Osteopathy diploma without reservation
      2. Dean’s Letter
      3. Letter from residency program director (if applicable)
      4. Successfuly Passed USMLE I and II (United States Medical Licensing Examination) at first attempt with a score of 230 (80)
      5. Successfully passed COMLEX (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examinations) I and II at first attempt with a minimum score of 550
      6. Transcript directly from the NBOME (National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners)
      7. Acceptable explanation of any break in education (if applicable)
      8. Demonstrated written and spoken fluency in English language
      9. Proof of citizenship or resident alien status as required by AdventHealth Orlando Human Resources
  1. International Medical Graduates (IMG’s):
    1. Doctor of Medicine diploma (or equivalent) without reservation (translation to English by certified translator and notarized if necessary)
    2. Successfully passed USMLE at first attempt (see above I.A.d.)
    3. Current and valid ECFMG (Education Council of Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate
    4. Letter from residency program director (if applicable)
    5. Demonstrated written and spoken fluency in English language
    6. Proof of citizenship or resident alien status as required by AdventHealth Orlando Human Resources

"The thing I enjoy most about our EM program is the fact that it is small! The size of our group affords unparalleled personal attention from the staff. Our encouraging, family-like environment nourishes compassion and promotes our growth not only as physicians, but also as people." –Carlos Velasco, MD

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility and Selection Policy

Benefits

We’ll Take Care of You

Salary and CME Allowance:

PGY-1 - Salary $54,080.00 plus $500 continuing education allowance per academic year

PGY-2 - Salary $56,139.20 plus $800 continuing education per academic year

PGY-3 - Salary $58,177.60 plus $1,300 continuing education allowance per academic year

Physician Wellbeing

For more information on the many benefits offered across all programs, click here.

"What I like most about AdventHealth Orlando are the people. Our patient population is diverse in background and acuity. Our residents and staff are supportive and encourage a positive learning environment. I know the relationships I have made here will last a very long time." – Andy Colburn MD, Class of 2015

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Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The deadline for completed application is December 1st. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants who meet all eligibility requirements will be granted an interview. Interviews are held from November through late January.

Suzette Persuad

Residency Coordinator   
Contact Information

Suzette Persaud, Residency Coordinator

7727 Lake Underhill Road

Orlando, FL 32822

Call407-303-6413

Call407-303-6414