Kamini Geer, MD

About the Program

Our Commitment to Osteopathic Family Medicine

Our mission is to train osteopathic Family Physicians that excel in their medical knowledge, clinical practice, professionalism, commitment to life-long learning, and service and leadership in their communities. We promote this development in an environment grounded in our osteopathic heritage, caring for the mind-body-sprint and promoting whole person and whole family care. All of our residency positions are ACGME accredited with Osteopathic Recognition.

Faculty of AdventHealth Medical Education

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Kamini Geer, MD

Program Director

Eileen Conaway, DO

Assistant Program Director and

Director of Osteopathic Recognition

Dominique DiLorenzo MD

Maternity Care Faculty

Edward Jackson, MD

FM Faculty and Medical Director

Sonia Madrazo-Rico, MD

Director of Pediatrics

Richard Margaitis, DO

FM/NMM and Sports Medicine Faculty

Sean McCann DO

FM Faculty

Arlene O'Donnell, DO

FM/NMM Faculty

Alyaz Somji, DO

Faculty Hospitalist

Naz Gandikal, DO

Assistant Director of Inpatient Services

Shing-Yu Lin, MD

Faculty Hospitalist

Timothy Spruill, Ed.D

Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences

Residents PGY - 3

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Daniel Junco, DO

Daniel Junco, DO

PGY-3

Chief Resident

Nathalie Perdomo, DO

Nathalie Perdomo, DO

PGY-3

Chief Resident

Trudy Ann Alston, DO

Trudy-Ann Alston, DO

PGY-3

Allison Bardowell, DO

Allison Bardowell, DO

PGY-3

John Cassano, MD

John Cassano, DO

PGY-3

Cory Cosgrave, DO

Cory Cosgrave, DO

PGY-3

Chad Hietschold, DO

Chad Hietschold, DO

PGY-3

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Lam Nguyen, MD

PGY-3

Residents PGY - 2

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Varna Davalath, DO

PGY-2

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Amber Hill, DO

PGY-2

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LaRaey King, DO

PGY-2

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Michelle Kuruvilla, DO

PGY-2

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Umberto Napoletano, DO

PGY-2

Tiffany Robak, DO

Tiffany Robak, DO

PGY-2

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Rodrigo Urcia, DO

PGY-2

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Emily Xiawei Zhong, DO

PGY-2

Residents PGY - 1

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Alexander Jayson Lo, DO

Alexander Jayson Lo, DO

PGY-1

Amena Payami, DO

Amena Payami, DO

PGY-1

Alanksha Samal, OD

Akanksha Samal, MD

PGY-1

Branden Shlansky, DO

Branden Shlansky , DO

PGY-3

Benjamin James Cottrell, DO

Benjamin James Cottrell, DO

PGY-1

Mark Fersch, DO

Mark Fersch, DO

PGY-1

Madhumita Lettman, DO

Madhumita Lettman, DO

PGY-1

Zaeem Qureshi, MD

Zaeem Qureshi, DO

PGY-1

Curriculum

Founded in the osteopathic tradition, the program integrates the principles of continuity, whole person, and family care, while maintaining a guided philosophy of caring for the mind-body-spirit with attention to its relation to health. Our curriculum is designed to train our residents to become osteopathic family physicians to the highest scope of their specialty.

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PGY - 1
Rotaion Weeks
Introduction to Family Medicine

2 Weeks

Inpatient Family Medicine 14 Weeks
Inpatient Obstetrics

4 Weeks

Ambulatory Gynecology 2 Weeks
Pharmacy 2 Weeks
Emergency Medicine 2 Weeks
Cardiology 2 Weeks
Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 Weeks
General Surgery 4 Weeks
Orthopedics 4 Weeks
Newborn 4 Weeks
Inpatient Peds 4 Weeks
PGY - 2
Rotation Weeks
Inpatient Family Medicine 12 Weeks
Sports Medicine 4 Weeks
Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 Weeks
Critical Care: 4 Weeks
Geriatrics 4 Weeks
Inpatient pediatric 4 Weeks
Practice management 2 Weeks
Ambulatory Family Medicine 4 Weeks
Outpatient pediatrics: 4 Weeks
Obstetrics and Gynecology 4 Weeks
Elective 4 Weeks
Community medicine 2 Weeks
PGY - 3
Rotation Weeks
Inpatient Family Medicine 10 Weeks
Practice Management 2 Weeks
Surgery Elective 4 Weeks
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
Geriatrics 4 Weeks
Ambulatory Family Medicine 4 Weeks
Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 Weeks
Elective 8 Weeks
Outpatient Gynecology 2 Weeks
Teaching Sites

AdventHealth Family Medicine at East Orlando 

            A. Continuity Clinic​​​​​​

                      * OMM appointments integrated into residency continuity clinic schedules

                      * 1 half day for PGYs

                      *  2-3 half days for PGY2s

            B. 3 half days for PGY3s

            C.  diverse patient population

            D. equipment to perform outpatient family medicine procedures

            E. dedicated pediatric continuity practice operated by the residency

            F. located in the same complex as the core teaching hospital AHEO

AdventHealth Orlando at East Orlando

            A. Core hospital and the inpatient teaching site for the family medicine program

            B. 296 inpatient beds and 80 ED beds (the busiest in the system)

            C. Residents manage their own patients on the family medicine service under the supervision of

                core faculty

            D. Rotations and interaction with medical and surgical specialists who have a dedicated

                 teaching relationship with our residency program.

Other teaching sites:

            A. AdventHealth Orlando for Women

            B. AdventHealth Orlando for Children

            C. AdventHealth Orlando at Winter

Academic Time

We teach maximization of the body's inherent anatomic and physiologic capabilities to restore and maintain health. We teach that spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being are just as important as physical health.

  • Dedicated Wednesday afternoon didactics

           * Evidence based didactics are conducted by core faculty and invited guest speakers

           * Special sessions including behavioral health, wellness, and geriatrics

Call

Night Float coverage for the family medicine inpatient service

Weekends covered by a rotating call system

Opportunities

Fully funded international mission trips

Work with local underserved populations through the Community Medicine Clinic

Physicians game coverage for at home games for the Orlando Solar Bears and local high school sports

NMM track for PGY2s and 3s with a special interest in osteopathic manipulation and plans to pursue an ONMM3 residency

Compensation/Benefits

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Eligibility

What You'll Need

The program participates in the ACGME match through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  Applications will only be accepted through the match process.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduation from an American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA) Accredited College of Medicine within the past five years.
  2. Passed Part I and Part II (CE and PE) of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
  3. Application through ERAS
  4. Personal Interview with Program Director

Doctors of Medicine (MD) candidates must meet the following criteria:

1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada within the past five years, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

    a) If not a graduate of the above, is Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG certified) and graduated within the past five years.

2. 200 hours of verified hours of training in Osteopathic Principles and Practice such as:

    a) Participation in a formal osteopathic introductory course such as those taught through the American Academy of Osteopathy

    b) Attendance to multiple osteopathic focused conferences such as the American Academy of Osteopathy Annual Convocation

3. A letter of recommendation from a DO with whom they have rotated that explains how the applicant has demonstrated OPP

4. A personal statement explaining why they want to complete an Osteopathically Recognized program

5. Passed Part I and Part II (CK and CS) of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

6. Application through ERAS

7. Personal Interview with Program Director

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility and Selection Policy

Benefits

CME Allowance

PGY-1 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $250.

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

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

CME allowance can be used for board prep courses, conference and electronic devices. 

Salaries

PGY 1 - $54,080.00

PGY 2 - $56,139.20

PGY 3 - $58,177.60

PGY 4 - $60,257.60

Professional Fees

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

Physician Wellbeing

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Research

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  • Research Day 2019 - Family Medicine East

    Research Activity is an Essential Part of Training.

    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.

  • GME Research Day Family Medicine East Award

    Residents and Faculty

    In the era of evidence-based medicine, we strongly believe at AdventHealth East Orlando that residents should develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the publications and apply new knowledge in their clinical practice.

    • Clinical Academic Research team to support you in designing, executing, and publishing scholarly activity
    • Annual quality improvement team projects
    • Ongoing faculty led research
    • Opportunities to assist faculty in article writing
    • Opportunities to present at local and national conferences
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Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

The Family Medicine residency is an 24-resident program.

24 Positions are 8-8-8 (Traditional Family Medicine)

Celina Diaz, Residency Coordinator

Residency Coordinator
Contact Information

Celina Diaz, Residency Coordinator

7975 Lake Underhill Road

Suite 210

Orlando, FL 32822

Call 407-303-8683

Call 407-303-8659