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

Alexander Fishberg, MD

Associate 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

Daniel Bedney, MD

Assistant Director 

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine

Carlos Dumois, MD

Assistant Director

Family Medicine

Serena Gui, PhD

Associate Director

George Guthrie, MD

Assistant Director

Family Medicine

Raj Mehta, MD

Assistant Director 

Family Medicine

Sabiha Siddiqui, MD

Assistant Director 

Pediatrics

Robert Quigley, MD

Associate Director 

Pediatrics

Robert Vandervoort, PharmD

Assistant Director

Pharmacy

Jennifer Doan, DO

Jennifer Doan, DO

Assistant Director

Women's Health

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Peter Weiss, MD

Assistant Director 

Geriatrics

Rose Appel, DO

Rose Appel, DO

Assistant Director

Geriatrics

PGY-3 Residents 

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Rick Arias, MD

Rick Arias, MD

Allan Tilden Herman, MD

Allen Herman, MD

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Michael Ignell, MD

Jennifer Fu Jiang, MD

Jennifer Jiang, MD

Chloe Kindred, MD

Chloe Kindred, MD

John Daggett Lenahan, MD

John Lenahan, MD

Kurt William Lowartz, MD

Kurt Lowartz, MD

Tariq Patel, MD

Tariq Patel, MD

Shabnam Siddiqui, DO

Shabnam Siddiqui, MD

Annie Suh, MD

Annie Suh, MD

Gilberto Vega, DO

Gilberto Vega, MD

Marni Venter, MD

Marni Venter, MD

PGY-2 Residents

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Shalimar Delgado Perez, MD

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Nilesh Dialani, MD

Cleon Gardonis, MD

Cleon Gardonis, MD

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Christopher Jones, MD

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Joono Kim, MD

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Maria Lopez Craig, MD

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Shawnie Pascall, MD

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Alejandro Pelaez, MD

Meloudi Sartipi, MD

Meloudi Sartipi, MD

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Preksha Shukla, MD

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Janelle Wong, MD

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Holly Womack, MD

PGY-1 Residents

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Maleeha Ahmad, MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

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Bianca Channer, MD

Morehouse School of Medicine

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Amy-Morgan Davis, MD

Florida International University 

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Frances Gonzalez, MD

University of Puerto Rico

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Soumendro Goswami, MD

American University of the Caribbean 

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Divya Krishnan, MD

University of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Gaurav Nakhwal, MD

American University of Caribbean

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Jersy Napoleon, MD

Meharry Medical College 

AHS Doctor

David Thornton, MD

St. George's University 

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Tyler Waid, MD

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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Weiping Zhang, MD

Medical University of the Americas

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Matthew Zoght, MD

St. George's Hospital Medical School

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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Rotation Schedule

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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 Academic Research Excellence (CARE) 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.

CARE 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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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.