Dwayne Gordon, MD

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

Joshua Trabin, MD, FACP

Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Victor Herrera, MD

GME Research Director, 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

Jian Guan, MD

Jian Guan, MD

Edward Maharam, MD

Edward Maharam MD

Residents PGY - 3

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Anum Jalil, MD

Anum Jalil, MD

PGY-3

Bayarmaa Mandzhieva, MD

Bayarmaa Mandzhieva, MD

PGY-3

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Bhumi Patel, MD

Primary Care

PGY-3

Bo Deng, Resident

Bo Deng, MD, PhD

PGY-3

John Taylor, MD

John Taylor, DO

PGY-3

Kishor Khanal, MD

Kishor Khanal, MD

PGY-3

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Naumaan Hafeez, MD

Primary Care

PGY-3

Rima Shobar, MD

Rima Shobar, MD

PGY-3

Ruoyu Miao, MD

Ruoyu Miao, MD

PGY-3

Shubhechchha Singh, MD

Shubhechchha Singh, MD

PGY-3

Sumayyah Shah, Resident

Sumayyah Shah, MD

PGY-3

Vasily Simaev, MD

Vasily Simaev, MD

PGY-3

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Xia Zhou, MD, PhD

PGY-3

Xuan Guan, MD

Xuan Guan, MD, PhD

PGY-3

Residents PGY 2

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Aashish Mainali, MD

Aashish Mainali, MD

PGY-2

Ahisan Ansari, MD

Ahisan Ansari, MD

Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi

PGY-2

Ahmad Almusa, MD

Ahmad Almusa, MD

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine

PGY-2

Ahmed Ramadan, MD

Ahmed Ramadan, MD

PGY-2

Aimen Farooq, MD

Aimen Farooq, MD

PGY-2

Brandon Lee Kalivoda, MD

Brandon Kalivoda, MD

PGY-2

Ranjeet Kumar, MD

Ranjeet Kumar, MD

PGY-2

James Wert, MD

James Wert, DO

PGY-2

James Yu, MD

James Yu, MD

PGY-2

Muhammad Omar Akram, MD

Muhammad Akram, MD

PGY-2

Soheil Peiman, MD

Soheil Peiman, MD

PGY-2

Zohaib Ahmed, MD

Zohaib Ahmed, MD

PGY-2

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Alexandra Lackey, MD

PGY-2

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Daniel Kitner, MD

PGY-2

Residents PGY 1

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Alsayed Osman, MD

Alsayed Osman, MD

PGY 1

Arieanne Alexander, MD

Arianne Alexander, MD

PGY 1

Baha Fawwaz, MD

Baha Bani Fawwaz, MD

PGY 1

Jieying Liu, MD

Jieying Liu, MD

PGY 1

Mengni Guo, Md

Mengni Guo, MD

PGY  1

Mohammad Pour, MD

Mohammad Esmaeil Pour, MD

PGY 1

Na Zhou, MD

Na Zhou, MD

PGY 1

Peter Gerges, MD

Peter Gerges, MD

PGY 1

Samuel Sa, MD

Samuel Brasil Sa, MD

PGY 1

Syed Hashim, MD

Syed Hashim, MD

PGY-1

Syeda Rizvi, MD

Syeda Rizvi, MD

PGY 1

Zain Zamir, MD

Zain Zamir, MD

PGY 1

Julio Pasos, DO

Julio Pasos, DO

PGY 1

Yuchen Jiang, MD

Yuchen Jiang, MD

PGY 1

Categorial Curriculum

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PGY - 1 Categorial
  • General Medicine Inpatient    7 Blocks
  • Night Float                                   1 Block
  • Research                                       1 Block
  • Emergency Medicine                1 Block
  • Critical Care Medicine               1 Block
  • Ambulatory                                  1 Block
  • VA Outpatient                             1 Block
PGY - 2 Categorial
  • General Medicine Inpatient     6 Blocks
  • Critical Care Medicine                2 Block
  • Neurology                                      1 Block
  • Subspecialty Rotations              3 blocks
  • Electives                                         1 Block
PGY - 3 Categorial
  • General Medicine Inpatient        3 Blocks
  • Critical Care Medicine                  2 Blocks
  • Geriatrics                                           1 Block
  • General Medicine Outpatient:    1 Block
  • VA Subspecialty Outpatient        1 Block
  • Subspecialty Rotations                 3 Block
  • Electives                                            2 Blocks

Primary Care Curriculum

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PGY - 1 Primary Care
  • General Medicine Inpatient   6 Blocks
  • Night Float / Consult                1 Block
  • Research                                      1 Block
  • Emergency Medicine              1 Block
  • Critical Care Medicine             1 Block
  • Continuity Clinic at the VA     1 Block
  • Subspecialty Rotations:          2 Blocks
PGY - 1 Primary Care
  • General Medicine Inpatient     6 Blocks
  • Night Float / Consult                  1 Block
  • Research                                        1 Block
  • Emergency Medicine                1 Block
  • Critical Care Medicine               1 Block
  • Continuity Clinic at the VA       1 Block
  • Subspecialty Rotations             2 Blocks
PGY - 2 Primary Care
  • General Medicine Inpatient: 4 Blocks
  • Night Float / Consult: 1 Block
  • Critical Care Medicine: 2 Blocks
  • Continuity Clinic at the VA: 2 Blocks
  • Neurology: 1 Block
  • Subspecialty Rotations: 2 Blocks
  • Elective: 1 Block
PGY - 3 Primary Care
  • General Medicine Inpatient: 3 Blocks
  • Critical Care Medicine: 1 Block
  • Geriatrics: 1 Block
  • Continuity Clinic at the VA: 2 Blocks
  • Subspecialty Rotations: 4 Blocks
  • Electives: 2 Blocks

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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Morning Report

The Program Director or other faculty member leads a daily discussion of the "best cases" for learning. The discussion is open, interactive and supportive. Residents and students on ward rotations are required to attend, but everyone is welcome. In addition, every Friday one of the Internal Medicine teams presents an interesting case that they have encountered during the week. The senior resident leads the discussion, while the interns and medical students present a brief evidence-based review of the teaching points pertinent to the case.

Noon Conference

Faculty and residents use didactic, as well as case-based teaching, to give the latest, evidence-backed information on core topics of medicine. Many of these conferences are presented by subspecialty faculty. Attendance by residents, students and faculty is required. Some noon conferences focus on board preparation using MKSAP. During these conferences, faculty present custom quizzes from MKSAP and lead the discussion of answers. The whole experience is designed to cover the most likely areas of focus of the boards and stimulate further reading and self-learning

Medicine Grand Rounds

A variety of topics pertinent to all internists are presented formally on a monthly basis. We frequently invite renowned experts from across the country to present at these conferences. In addition, it is a great forum for residents to present interesting research that may be of value to other internal medicine physicians.

Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

A variety of topics pertinent to physicians who care for patients with cardiovascular diseases are presented formally on a monthly basis.

Nephropathology Conference

Quarterly, our Nephrology faculty lead a discussion of interesting cases that they have encountered, in conjunction with review and explanation of pathology slides by an experienced pathologist based in Arkansas. Residents are welcome to contribute.

Medical Jeopardy

Once a month, faculty also conduct "jeopardy/doctor's dilemma" sessions to train residents for the annual ACP's Doctor's Dilemma competition.

Simulation

Over the course of their training, residents will have multiple opportunities to sharpen their procedural skills not only at the bedside but also at a simulation lab located at AdventHealth Orlando at East Orlando Campus. Here residents will be trained by faculty members to practice code scenarios, perform common procedures such as central lines, lumbar punctures, etc.

GME Research Day Manuocheri

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

Research Day 2019

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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​​​​​​​Educational Resources

The ACP Weekly Curriculum is the core curriculum of reading materials throughout the residency program. All residents are expected to read the topic of the week, and answer the associated short quiz online. Scores are compiled on a weekly basis and reported confidentially to the program director and the resident’s mentor. Subscription is provided free of charge to all residents. Twice a month, residents present core topics from the ACP Weekly curriculum and engage the audience in a discussion followed by a question and answer session on the particular topic.

 

All computers on campus provide free access to UpToDate at all times. In addition, residents will also have free access to UpToDate on their hand-held devices. The hospital also provides online and onsite access to a medical library with extensive electronic and print resources. Our library staff is always eager to assist with performing literature searches. 

Eligibility

What You'll Need

  • LCME graduates:
    1. Pass USMLE I and USMLE II at first attempt
    2. Doctor of Medicine diploma without reservations
    3. Fluency in spoken and written English
    4. Proof of US citizenship or appropriate visa status (AH HR requirement)
  • AOA graduates:
    1. Pass COMLEX I and COMLEX II at first attempt
    2. Doctor of Osteopathy diploma without reservations
    3. Fluency in spoken and written English
    4. Proof of US citizenship or appropriate visa status (AH HR requirement)
  • International graduates:
    1. Pass USMLE I and USMLE II ck at first attempt (Second attempt is allowed in USMLE II cs)
    2. Doctor of Medicine diploma without reservations
    3. Current ECFMG certification
    4. Proof of US citizenship or appropriate visa status (AH HR requirement) (H1B or J-1 visa's are sponsored)
    5. Fluency in spoken and written English
    6. ECFMG certificate must be in prior to ranking.

Additional Information:

  • A personal interview at the Internal Medicine Residency Program is required for applicants who meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for the match
  • The Program Director may permit the waiver of one or more of these criteria under special circumstances
  • We will be participating in ERAS and the NRMP Match.
  • Applications will only be accepted and reviewed through ERAS - please no faxes or e-mails with attachments.
  • We successfully began our program in July 2009.
  • We are a 12-12-12 program.
  • U.S. Clinical experience is not required.
  • There is no graduation cutoff date requirement.

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility and Selection Policy

Benefits

Salaries (Effective Academic Year 2019/2020):

First year: $52,500

Second year: $54,500

Third year: $56,500

 

CME Allowance

PGY-1 Residents receive expenses reimbursed up to $400 for CME.

PGY-2 No CME Money during PGY 2

PGY-3 Residents receive expenses reimbursed up to $2100 for CME.

 

Salaries  (Effective Academic Year 2020/2021):

PGY 1 - $54,080.00

PGY 2 - $56,139.20

PGY 3 - $58,177.60

Physician Wellbeing

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

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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.