Scot Bloom, MD

About the Program

Our goal is to create a Surgery Residency Program that is sustainable and enduring with lasting effects beyond the population that we serve in Central Florida. Empowering tomorrow’s leaders in surgery through a faith based, multi-dimensional training environment that will provide them with the skills to meet their future needs.

Mission: Aspire for excellence, serve with compassion, live with purpose

Surgeons Around Operating Table.

Nicholson Center - Simulation Training

The AdventHealth Nicholson Center has served as a living laboratory for health care advancement since opening over 10 years ago. Our 54,000 square foot facility features conference space, surgical training space, simulation training and a full service team

Faculty of General Surgery Medical Education

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Scott M. Bloom, MD

General Surgery Program Director

Steve Eubanks, MD, FACS

Chair of Academic Surgery Chair

Joshua Goldberg, MD

Clerkship Director

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Alan Wladis, MD

Associate Program Director

Fahd Ali, MD

Fahd Ali , MD

Jeffrey C. Chiu, MD

General Surgeon

Francisco Couto, MD

General Surgery

Marcus Darrabie, MD

Marcus Darrabie, MD

Sebastian G. de la Fuente, MD

Surgical Oncology Program and Research Director

Christopher Olukoga, MD

General Surgeon

Enrique Vega, MD

General Surgeon

Georg Wiese, MD

Georg Wiese, MD

Clinical Faculty

Subspecialty Surgeons

In addition to our core faculty, we have subspecialty surgeons in excess of over fifty members from all the surgical specialties.

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ACUTE CARE/SICU/CRITICAL CARE
  • Fahd Ali, md
  • Marcus Darrabie, MD
  • Joshua Goldberg, MD
BREAST SURGERY
  • Walter Hayne, MD
  • Jeremy John, MD
  • Devina McCray, MD
  • Michael McPhee, MD
  • Lisa Minton, MD
CARDIOTHORACIC
  • Joseph Boyer, MD
CARDIAC – Faculty ICU:
  • R. Eduardo Oliveira, MD
  • Maria Carrillo, MD
  • Mohammad Hmadeh, MD
  • Hany Farag, MD
  • Khaled Fernainy, MD
  • Ala Haddadin, MD
  • Sonja Dickens, MD
  • Robyn Lagina, MD
  • Jason Johnson, MD
  • Marcus Darrabie, MD
  • Martin Cearras, MD
  • Yasser Samra, DO
  • Okorie Okoire, MD
  • Amay Parikh, MD
COLON & RECTAL
  • Matthew R. Albert, MD
  • Teresa H. deBeche-Adams, MD
  • Jeremy Drake, MD
  • Dan Glante, DO
  • Justin Kelly, MD
  • John Monson, MD
  • George Nassif, DO
  • Bruce Orkin., MD
  • Yaphet Tilahun MD

 

ENDOCRINE
  • James Bekeny, MD
  • Bruce Haughley, MD
  • J. Scott Magnuson, MD
  • Michael Seidman, MD
GASTROENTEROLOGY: GI
  • Maryam R. Kashi, DO
  • Ilan Aharoni, MD
  • Irteza Inayat, MD
  • Moin Kola.MD
PRIVATE GENERAL SURGERY
  • Timothy Childers, MD
  • Thomas K. Mahan, MD
  • Roberto Posada, MD
  • Daniel G. Vanuno, MD
GENERAL SURGERY (EAST)
  • Jeffrey Chiu, MD
  • Francisco Couto, , MD
  • Alexandros Coutsoumpos, MD
  • Bernadette Profeta, MD
GENERAL SURGERY (WINTER PARK)
  • Enrique Vega, MD
  • Christopher Olukoga, MD
PEDIATRC SURGERY
  • Christopher Anderson, MD
  • Aleksander Bernshteyn, MD
  • W. Raleigh Thompson, MD
PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Arthur Debaise, MD
SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • J. Pablo Arnoletti, MD
  • Armando Rosales, MD
TRANSPLANT
  • Michael Angelis, MD
  • Donald Botta, MD
  • Lawrence “Thomas” Chin, MD
  • Bobby N. Nibhadupuddy, MD
TRAUMA/ ICU BURN
  • Indermeet “Lenny” Bhullar, MD
  • Michael Cheatham, MD
  • Anthony Gielow, DO
  • William Havron, MD
  • Stephen Hersperger, MD
  • Joseph Ibrahim, MD
  • Matthew Lube, MD
  • Howard Smith, MD
  • Chad Smith, MD
VASCULAR
  • Donald Botta, MD
  • Manuel Perez-Izquierdo, MD
  • Mark E. Ranson, MD
  • David Varnagy, MD
  • Alan R. Wladis, MD
  • Robert Winter, MD

Residents - PGY 5

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Rizwan Ahmed, MD

King Edward Medical University

PGY-5

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Daniel Bolton, MD

St. George's University SOM

PGY-5

Joseph Reza, MD

Joesph Reza, MD

University of California San Francisco SOM

PGY-5

Evan Westrick, MD

Evan Westrick, MD

Indiana University SOM

PGY-5

Residents - PGY - 4

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Hunter Meyer, MD

Patrick Meyer, MD

David Aghmashenebeli University of Georgia Faculty of Medicine

PGY-4

Shanna R. Sprinkle, MD

Shanna Sprinkle, MD

Perelman School of Medicine

University of PA

PGY-4

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Joshua Spiegel, MD

University of Tennessee COM

PGY-4

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Kevin Wissinger, MD

Temple University SOM

PGY-4

Residents - PGY - 3

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Damian Korsich, MD

Loma Linda University SOM

PGY-3

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Alberto Monreal, MD

Florida International University

PGY-3

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Bradley Pansing, MD

Tulane University SOM

PGY-3

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Elliot Toy, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

PGY-3

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Martin Uwah, MD

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

PGY-3

Residents - PGY - 2

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Carlos Delgado, MD

University of Central Florida SOM

PGY-2

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Daniel Farinas Lugo, MD

Florida State University – Ft. Pierce SOM

PGY-2

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Shawn Moore, MD

University of Missouri-Columbia SOM

PGY-2

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Eric Stevens, MD

Howard University SOM

PGY-2

Residents - PGY - 1

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John Hoff, MD

John Hoff, MD

PGY - 1

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of
Medicine

Michelle McCullers, MD

Michelle McCullers, MD

PGY-1

Florida State University College of Medicine - Daytona Beach

Ashley Mila, MD

Ashley Mila, MD

PGY - 1

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of
Medicine

Kathy Wann, MD

Kathy Carson, MD

PGY-1

New York Medical College
Location: Valhalla, NY, USA

Alumni

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2019-2020
Alumni Fellowship
Jonah White, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics Fellowship - Greenville South Carolina
Michael Gregg, MD Critical Care Fellowship, Orlando Health

 

 

2018-2019
Alumni Fellowship
Jorge Almodovar, MD  Advanced Gastroenterology /Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship - Jackson South Miami
Noeline Rajarajan, MBBS   Breast Surgery Fellowship - Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa
Rebecca Rowen, MD  Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Utah Salt Lake City
George Wiese, MD AdventHealth General Surgery

 

2017-2018
Alumni Fellowship
Stephanie (Poris) Pollock, MD  Plastic Surgery Fellowship Summa Health Akron, OH
Fatima Sadiq, MD  Critical Care Surgery Fellowship, Orlando Health

 

2016-2017
Alumni Fellowship
Scott Zenoni, MD  Burn Fellowship, Orlando Health
Yaphet Tilahun, MD Colon & Rectal Surgery, Brown University
2015-2016
Alumni Fellowship
Lucas Watkins, MD Endocrine Fellowship, Yale University
Van Brandon Foles, MD Private Practice

 

2014-2015
Alumni Fellowship
Enrique Vega, MD Private Practice, AdventHealth General Surgery

 

2013-2014
Alumni Fellowship
Gerson Araujo, MD Private Practice
Jeffrey Chiu, MD Private Practice, AdventHealth General Surgery

 

2012-2013
Alumni Fellowship
Justin Tawfik, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baptist Health, South, Fl

 

2011-2012
Alumni Fellowship
Devina Siregar McCray, MD Breast Surgery Fellowship
Yu-Hsin "Annie" Lin, MD Colon & Rectal Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti.MI

 

Curriculum

Rotation Blocks
General Surgery 2 Blocks
Acute Care Surgery 3 Blocks
Breast Surgery 1 Bock
Night Float 2 Block
Pediatric Surgery 1 Block
Plastic Surgery 1 Block
Transplant Surgery 1 Block
Vascular Surgery 1 Block

 

Rotation Blocks
General Surgery 3 Blocks
Acute Care Surgery 1 Block
Colon and Rectal Surgery 1 Block
Night Float Surgery 2 Blocks
Pediatric Surgery 1 Block
SICU 1 Block
Trauma 2 Blocks
Vascular Surgery 1 Block
Rotation Blocks
General Surgery 1 Block
Acute Care Surgery 2 Blocks
GI Endoscopy 1 Block
General Surgery East 1 Block
Night Float Surgery 2 Blocks
Surgical Oncology 2 Blocks
Thoracic Surgery 1 Block
TICU 1 Block
Vascular Surgery 1 Block
Rotation Blocks
General Surgery 3 Blocks
Acute Care Surgery 2 Blocks
Colon and Rectal Surgery 1 Block
Endocrine Surgery 1 Block
Elective 1 Block
Surgical Oncology 1 Block
Trauma 2 Blocks
Thoracic Surgery 1 Block
Rotation Blocks
General Surgery 2 Blocks
Acute Care Surgery 2 Blocks
Endocrine Surgery 1 Block
General Surgery East 1 Block
General Surgery Winter Park 1 Block
Pediatric Surgery 1 Block
Private General Surgery 1 Block
Surgical Oncology 1 Block
Thoracic Surgery 1 Block
Vascular Surgery 1 Block

Curriculum Structure

The curriculum is structured around the six ACGME Core Competencies

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ACGME Core Competencies
  1. Patient Care,
  2. Medical Knowledge
  3. Practice Based Learning
  4. Interpersonal Communication Skills
  5. Professionalism
  6. System Based Practice. 

The philosophy of patient care by the residency program and AdventHealth Orlando focuses on Whole Person Care and is emphasized in all of our patient interactions. Rotations in the five-year program are geared toward progressive learning and skill acquisition. Resident performance is evaluated through the ACGME educational milestones as described by RRC-S.

Outpatient Experience

Residents will see patients in the office of the full time core faculty at the Center of Specialized Surgery. Patient records are maintained in electronic medical record (EMR). This provides seamless integration of care and communication with the other doctors in the Medical Education Department. Additionally, records are accessible 24/7 from inside and outside the hospital.

Electronic Medical Record System

The resident will become facile with the hospital medical record system, I-Extend, a Cerner©, Athena for outpatient product designed for AdventHealth Orlando. Electronic Medical Record systems have streamlined the patient care process, improved community-wide healthcare and strengthened the patient-provider relationship by making medical information available quickly. I-Extend replaced the traditional paper charts and free users from the hassles associated with incomplete or missing information, thereby improving standards of care

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Research

In this highly competitive environment we live in, where new techniques, technologies, and scientific projects are constantly being developed, we strongly believe at AdventHealth Orlando that general surgery trainees should have the opportunity to acquire skills in experimental study design and execution. Whether this involves basic research, leading clinical trials, or outcomes projects, we have the tools and experience to provide the foundation for robust scientific inquiry and scholary activity. With our ultimate goal being the training of the next generation of leaders in surgery, we provide our general surgery residents with the resources necessary to:

  • Critically evaluate the scientific literature
  • Design and execute experimental studies under the supervision of a mentor
  • Present at local, regional, national, or international scientific meetings
  • Write research manuscripts for publication

In order to achieve these goals, we meet on a regular basis to discuss new projects and ideas and to assess the status of the ongoing research. Please take time to navigate through these pages where some of the completed projects and ongoing research done by the current residents are shown.

Sebastian G. de la Fuente, MD

Director of Research, AdventHealth Orlando Surgery Program

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Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

To apply to our program, your application must be submitted through ERAS by November 1st to be eligible for consideration. (See Eligibility section for details.) While the applicant may be interviewed with only USMLE step I scores, consideration for ranking is based on both steps I and II. All programs at AdventHealth Orlando participate in the match through the National Resident Match Program.

Program Information

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Physician Wellbeing

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

Eligibility

What You'll Need

Medical students interested in applying for categorical residency training in general surgery should be familiar with the following policy regarding recruitment, eligibility and selection. Our goal is to recruit and train physicians committed to excellence in General Surgery, who will promote, practice, and respect the mission of AdventHealth Orlando in providing compassionate whole person care. Recruitment is through ERAS and our program participates in the NRMP selection process. We provide pertinent program summaries through AdventHealth Orlando's Graduate Medical Education website. AdventHealth Orlando GME offers clinical clerkships to medical students from affiliated medical schools and other accredited medical schools on a case by case basis.

  • Medical School
    1. LCME (Liason Committee of Medical Education) and AOA graduates:
      1. Eligible for Doctor of Medicine diploma without reservations
      2. Dean's Letter
      3. Letter from residency program director (if applicable)
      4. Successfully passed USMLE I and USMLE II (United States Medical Licensing Examination) at first attempt.
        • Transcript directly from the FSMB (Federation of State Medical Boards)
      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. ERAS Application
      1. Completed application through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service), through the AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges), and participation in the NRMP (National Resident Match Program) match.
        • Online application
        • Personal statement
        • CV
        • Transcript
        • Dean's letter
        • Three letters of recommendation by surgeons
        • USMLE scores, Part I and II (USMLE required)
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        • ERAS Application Deadline: November 1 (All applications must be received by November 1st. No new application will be considered after the deadline)

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility and Selection Policy

ABS Training Requirements

Benefits

We’ll Take Care of You

CME Allowance:

First-year residents receive $300 for books, software and conferences. (The department currently has a grant that allows us to supplement the cost of surgical loupes for each intern).

Second-year residents receive a five-day leave (included in the total 20 days off policy per the American Board of Surgery) to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $1000.

Third-year residents receive a five-day leave to attend conferences (included in the total 20 days off policy per the American Board of Surgery) and expenses reimbursed up to $1000.

Fourth-year residents receive a five-day leave to attend conferences (included in the total 20 days off policy per the American Board of Surgery) amd expenses reimbursed up to $1000.

Fifth-year residents receive a five-day leave to attend conferences (included in the total 20 days off policy per the American Board of Surgery) and expenses reimbursed up to $2300.

Salaries

PGY 1 - $54,080.00

PGY 2 - $56,139.20

PGY 3 - $58,177.60

PGY 4 - $60,257.60

PGY 5 - $62,316.80

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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Fellowship Coordinator   
Contact Information

Maria Cepero, General Surgery Residency Coordinator
2501 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 235
Orlando, FL 32804

Call407-303-7203
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