John Needham, MD

Why We Are Committed to Family Medicine

We believe that every patient should have a dedicated family physician. Here at AdventHealth Orlando Family Medicine Allopathic Residency, located in Winter Park, we aim to train the best family physicians who can take care of over 90% of the patient’s concerns – whether at the office or the hospital. We believe that the family doctor should have a solid, evidence-based training, and we stress the importance of whole-person care.

Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP

Program Director, Family Medicine

About the Program

We believe that every patient should have a dedicated family physician. Here at AdventHealth Orlando Family Medicine Allopathic Residency, we aim to train the best family physicians who can take care of over 90% of the patient’s concerns – whether at the office or the hospital. We believe that the family doctor should have a solid, evidence-based training, and we stress the importance of whole-person care.

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"The Best of Both Worlds"

 Here at  AdventHealth Family Medicine Allopathic Residency, we have the benefits of a large hospital in a hometown atmosphere. We are part of the AdventHealth Central Region located in the Greater Orlando area encompassing 10 hospitals. Our hospital is located in Winter Park, Florida with a mix of charm and modern surroundings .  There are over 70 parks, Arts and Culture Events, and minutes away from the City of Orlando. Our state of the art campus can be seen in this virtual tour.

Faculty of AdventHealth Winter Park Family Medical Residency Program

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Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP

Program Director

Family Medicine

Ann Klega, MD

Program Director

Women's Health

Robin Creamer, DO

Medical Director of AdventHealth Medical Group Medicine at Winter Park

Ariel Cole MD, FAAFP

Program Director

Geriatric Medicine

Jennifer Doan, DO

Jennifer Doan, DO

Assistant Director Women's Health

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Peter Weiss, MD

Rose Appel, DO

Rose Appel, DO

Residents PGY-3

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Emily Emmet, DO

Emily Emmet, DO

Chief Resident

PGY - 3

Rajat Malik, DO

Rajat Malik, DO

Chief Resident

PGY - 3

Bianca Stewart, MD

Bianca Stewart, MD

Chief Resident

PGY - 3

Jumana Al-Deek, DO

Jumana Al-Deek, DO

PGY - 3

Leslie Bruce, MD

Leslie Bruce, MD

PGY - 3

Ashley Chapman, MD

Ashley Chapman, DO

PGY - 3

Eli Friedman, MD

Eli Friedman, MD

PGY - 3

Anusha Jagadish, DO

Anusha Jagadish, DO

PGY - 3

Andrea Nalborczyk, MD

Andrea Nalborczyk, MD

PGY - 3

Morgan Nichols, MD

Morgan Nichols, MD

PGY - 3

John Sanderson, DO

John Sanderson, DO

PGY - 3

Joshua Smit, MD

Joshua Smit, MD

PGY - 3

Residents PGY-2

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Rick Arias, MD

Rick Arias, MD

PGY - 2

Allan Tilden Herman, MD

Allen Herman, MD

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Michael Ignell, MD

PGY - 2

Jennifer Fu Jiang, MD

Jennifer Jiang, MD

PGY - 2

Chloe Kindred, MD

Chloe Kindred, MD

PGY - 2

John Daggett Lenahan, MD

John Lenahan, MD

PGY - 2

Kurt William Lowartz, MD

Kurt Lowartz, MD

PGY - 2

Tariq Patel, MD

Tariq Patel, MD

PGY - 2

Shabnam Siddiqui, DO

Shabnam Siddiqui, MD

PGY - 2

Annie Suh, MD

Annie Suh, MD

PGY - 2

Gilberto Vega, DO

Gilberto Vega, MD

PGY - 2

Marni Venter, MD

Marni Venter, MD

PGY - 2

Residents PGY-1

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Shalimar Delgado Perez, MD

PGY-1

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Nilesh Dialani, MD

PGY-1

Cleon Gardonis, MD

Cleon Gardonis, MD

PGY-1

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Christopher Jones, MD

PGY-1

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Joono Kim, MD

PGY-1

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Maria Lopez Craig, MD

PGY-1

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Shawnie Pascall, MD

PGY-1

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Alejandro Pelaez, MD

PGY-1

Meloudi Sartipi, MD

Meloudi Sartipi, MD

PGY-1

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Preksha Shukla, MD

PGY-1

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Janelle Wong, MD

PGY-1

AHS Doctor

Holly Womack, MD

PGY-1

Curriculum

Our curriculum is comprehensive, and offers a wide range of opportunities to tailor your education to your professional goals. When our residents complete their training, they are well-equipped to meet the needs of their patients in any practice situation.

 

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Longitudinal Curriculum
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Practice Management
  • Office-based Procedures
  • Geriatrics
Inpatient Rotations

The intern inpatient experience is based at AdventHealth Orlando, a 1300 bed, tertiary care center that is the second largest hospital in Florida. The senior inpatient rotations occur at AdventHealth Orlando at Winter Park, a 300-bed community hospital that treats 15,000 patients annually.

Outpatient Office

Our new facility, the Centre for Family Medicine, opened in June 2010 and is located on the campus of AdventHealth Orlando at Winter Park. Average time spent in office per week is 1 half-day for PGY-1, 3 half-days for PGY-2, and 4 half-days for PGY-3, in addition to many specialty clinics directed by the faculty. Residents also rotate through the VA Outpatient Facility in Orlando in many of their specialty clinics. Seniors perform nursing home visits at two nursing facilities on a monthly basis

Electronic Medical Record System

Our residents have access to Athena in the hospital, at home or anywhere via the web.. We are transitioning over to EPIC.

Academic Time

Conferences are an integral part of the residency curriculum. Each Thursday afternoon is set aside for lectures and/or workshops that cover the core content of Family Medicine.

Call Schedule

A Night float system in place for OB and the Family Medicine Inpatient Services. Residents share weekend and holiday call.

Rotation Schedule

PGY - 1

  • Family Medicine Inpatient - 3 Rotations
  • Family Medicine Outpatient
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics - 2 Rotations
  • Pediatrics – New Born Nursery
  • Pediatrics – In-Patient - 2 Rotations
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine

PGY - 2

  • Family Medicine Outpatient
  • Family Medicine Inpatient:
  • Pediatrics Emergency Department
  • Obstetrics Chief
  • Geriatrics
  • Practice Management/Radiology
  • Gynaecology and Women's Health
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Elective Veteran's Affairs:
  • Elective
  • Optional extra inpatient block for 3 residents

PGY - 3

  • Family Medicine Inpatient
  • Family Medicine Outpatient
  • Obstetrics Chief:
  • Community Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Rheumatology and Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • CMC/Urology
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Elective Veteran's Affairs
  • Elective
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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.

Eligibility and Benefits

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Eligibility
  • Successful completion of medical school within five years
  • Successful completion of USMLE Step I and II on first attempts
  • Minimum scores are at the discretion of the program
  • Minimum six months of US clinical experience within previous two years
  • Demonstration of an active interest in family medicine

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility and Selection Policy

Benefits

We’ll Take Care of You

CME Allowance

PGY-1 residents receive CME expenses reimbursed up to $500.

PGY-2 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and CME expenses reimbursed up to $800.

PGY-3 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and CME expenses reimbursed up to $1300.

CME funds can be used to purchase laptops and iPads.

Salaries

PGY 1 - $54,080.00

PGY 2 - $56,139.20

PGY 3 - $58,177.60

PGY 4 - $60,257.60

Along with the benefits above, AdventHealth Winter Park is located across the street from the The Center for Health & Wellbeing (The Center). It is a state-of-the-art, unique healthy living center focused on improving the quality of life. The center believes true wellness is much more than physical health, exercise or nutrition; it is the full integration of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.  The center is run together with the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center, a community cornerstone owned by Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) and  AdventHealth.

Professional Fees

Florida State Medical License and DEA license fees. The cost of certification classes such as ACLS are covered as necessary for meeting program requirements.

Physician Wellbeing

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

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Application Process

For application to our residency program, we participate in the ERAS process. Please obtain your student workstation disk from your dean's office. For international graduates, please contact the ECFMG office. For students interested in our externship program, please visit our externship page for more information.