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About the Program

Welcome to AdventHealth Orlando and our new residency in Internal Medicine. Orlando is developing into a "medical city," with the influx of two medical schools, the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, Nemours Children's Hospital and the Veterans Hospital.

AdventHealth Orlando Medical Center is right in the middle of Orlando, and is the largest hospital in Central Florida, at nearly 1,400 beds. AdventHealth Orlando offers medical care from primary through quaternary levels, including bone marrow, kidney, liver, pancreas, heart and lung transplant services, as well as world-renowned robotic and minimally invasive surgeries.

I am excited about the amazing opportunity at AdventHealth Orlando for teaching Internal Medicine. We will be able to blend the educational benefits of patients and physicians at every medical care level into a unique and complete Internal Medicine residency experience, all within one medical center.

Our training program philosophy starts with a caring, humane attitude to each person we encounter. To this, we add the highest possible level of learning expectation of our residents, role modeled by dedicated faculty. Surrounded by the very best medical facilities and the greatest variety of patients anywhere, we will graduate the most capable internists in the country.

Dwayne Gordon, MD
Program Director

 

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Opportunities to Grow.

Our program emphasizes the development of broad clinical skills in all our residents. The program provides substantial flexibility for residents, so they may tailor their training to their career goals -- whether in primary care, traditional group practice, hospital medicine, sub-specialty fellowship or academic research. Our residents will also have teaching opportunities because students from University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and Loma Linda University typically rotate with our program. Our faculty will provide personal career guidance and support to each resident through all three years of training.

We are always eagerly looking for opportunities to grow. This is reflected by the newly added primary care track sponsored by collaboration between AdventHealth Orlando and The Veterans Administration Hospital and the development of a gastroenterology fellowship which is tentatively set to start in July 2019.

Faculty of AdventHealth Medical Education

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Dwayne Gordon, MD

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

George Everett, MD, MS, FACP

Internal Medicine Chair, Internal Medicine Residency

GME Manoucher Manoucheri, MD

Manoucher Manuocheri, MD, FACP

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Daniel Tambunan, MD

Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Vincent P. Hsu, MD, MPH

Director of Infection Prevention, Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Karen A. Echeverria-Beltran, MD, FACP

Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Luis Isea, MD

Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Bahar Sumbul-Yuksel, MD

Bahar Sumbul Yuksel, MD

AHS Staff

Edward Maharam MD

PGY-3 Residents 

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Aashish Mainali, MD

Aashish Mainali, MD

Ahisan Ansari, MD

Ahisan Ansari, MD

Ahmad Almusa, MD

Ahmad Almusa, MD

Ahmed Ramadan, MD

Ahmed Ramadan, MD

Aimen Farooq, MD

Aimen Farooq, MD

Brandon Lee Kalivoda, MD

Brandon Kalivoda, MD

Deepak Kumar, MD

Deepak Kumar, MD

James Wert, MD

James Wert, DO

James Yu, MD

James Yu, MD

Muhammad Omar Akram, MD

Muhammad Akram, MD

Soheil Peiman, MD

Soheil Peiman, MD

Zohaib Ahmed, MD

Zohaib Ahmed, MD

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Alexandra Lackey, MD

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Daniel Kitner, MD

PGY-2 Residents

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Alsayed Osman, MD

Alsayed Osman, MD

Arieanne Alexander, MD

Arianne Alexander, MD

Baha Fawwaz, MD

Baha Bani Fawwaz, MD

Jieying Liu, MD

Jieying Liu, MD

Mengni Guo, Md

Mengni Guo, MD

Mohammad Pour, MD

Mohammad Esmaeil Pour, MD

Na Zhou, MD

Na Zhou, MD

Peter Gerges, MD

Peter Gerges, MD

Samuel Sa, MD

Samuel Brasil Sa, MD

Syed Hashim, MD

Syed Hashim, MD

Syeda Rizvi, MD

Syeda Rizvi, MD

Zain Zamir, MD

Zain Zamir, MD

Julio Pasos, DO

Julio Pasos, DO

Yuchen Jiang, MD

Yuchen Jiang, MD

PGY-1 Residents

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Mehreen Ali, MD

Army Medical College

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Jhonny Bonilla Villarreal, MD

Universidad de Los Andes

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Raphael Itzkowitz, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Sadaf Raoof, MD

Dow Medical College

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Ghaith Maksound, MD

Kalamoon University Faculty of Medicine

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Arooj Mian, MD

Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical & Dental College 

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Phuong Nguyen, MD

Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine

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Robert Ryad, MD

University if Medical Sciences & Technology

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Gurdeep Singh, DO

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Kathryn Slinger, MD

St. George's University

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Tista Thapa, MD

Kathmandu University, Lumbini Medical College

AHS Physician

Shammas Bajwa, MD

King Edward Medical College

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Khaled Abdelhalem, MD

Primary Care

Aini Shams University

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Gabriela De La Hoz, MD

Primary Care

Universidad Del Zulia

Categorial Curriculum

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Primary Care Curriculum

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Conferences

There are 13 blocks in each academic year; each block is 4 weeks in length. The above is a representative schedule for each year of training. Although most electives are internal medicine sub specialty electives, the hospital plays host to a robust repertoire of other specialties as well, and we routinely allow motivated residents to pursue electives like interventional radiology, ophthalmology and dermatology. Additionally, we allow a maximum of one offsite elective per year of training, at the PGY 2 or 3 level. *A board review course is mandatory in PGY 3.

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Research

Our strategies

  • Research mentors in most internal medicine subspecialty
  • Monthly journal clubs to help residents to become familiar with a variety of research design, statistical analysis and data interpretation/application
  • Present at local, regional, national, or international scientific meetings
  • Support from designated statisticians and grant-writers for IRB protocol writing, study design and manuscript preparation
  • Yearly showcase of scholarly activities in GME Research Day
  • Financial support/allowance for national meetings and travel

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. 

Dwayne Gordon, MD

Director of Research, AdventHealth Orlando Internal Medicine Program

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Research and QI Projects

Please take time to navigate through these pages where some of the completed projects and ongoing research done by the current residents are shown

Program Information

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Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

Our program is a categorical three-year Internal Medicine Residency. We are unable to consider applicants for preliminary or "first year only" positions. Deadline for applications through ERAS by the end of December.

Our program has officially received accreditation from the ACGME. We are now in ERAS, please feel free to submit your application.