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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 our Gastroenterology Fellowship.

Program Leadership

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Dwayne Gordon, MD

Program Director

Manoucher Manuocheri, MD, FACP

Senior Associate Program Director

Daniel Tambunan, MD

Associate Program Director

Vincent P. Hsu, MD, MPH

Director of Infection Prevention, Assistant Director

Karen A. Echeverria-Beltran, MD, FACP

Associate Program Director

Luis Isea, MD

Associate Program Director

Bahar Sumbul Yuksel, MD

Associate Program Director

Edward Maharam MD

Associate Program Director

Asef Mahmud MD

Associate Program Director

Current Residents

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Arianne Alexander, Resident

Arianne Alexander, MD

Chief Resident

PGY- 3

Syed Hashim, MD

Syed Inaam Hashim, MD

Chief Resident

PGY- 3

Samuel Sa, MD

Samuel Brasil Sa, MD

Chief Resident

PGY- 3

Alsayed Osman, MD

Alsayed Osman, MD

PGY- 3

Baha Fawwaz, MD

Baha Bani Fawwaz, MD

PGY- 3

Jieying Liu, MD

Jieying Liu, MD

PGY- 3

Mengni Guo, Md

Mengni Guo, MD

PGY- 3

Mohammad Pour, MD

Mohammad Esmaeil Pour, MD

PGY- 3

Na Zhou, MD

Na Zhou, MD

PGY- 3

Peter Gerges, MD

Peter Gerges, MD

PGY- 3

Syeda Rizvi, MD

Syeda Rizvi, MD

PGY- 3

Zain Zamir, MD

Zain Zamir, MD

PGY- 3

Julio Pasos, DO

Julio Pasos, DO

PGY- 3

Yuchen Jiang, MD

Yuchen Jiang, MD

PGY- 3

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Mehreen Ali, MD

PGY- 2

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Jhonny Bonilla Villarreal, MD

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Raphael Itzkowitz, DO

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Sadaf Raoof, MD

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Ghaith Maksound, MD

PGY- 2

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Arooj Mian, MD

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Phuong Nguyen, MD

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Robert Ryad, MD

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Gurdeep Singh, DO

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Kathryn Slinger, MD

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Tista Thapa, MD

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Shammas Bajwa, MD

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Khaled Abdelhalem, MD

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Gabriela De La Hoz, MD

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Alexa Constantakos, DO

PGY-1

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Swotantra Gautam, MD

PGY-1

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Ivonne De La Hoz Molina, MD

PGY-1

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Peter Houmann, MD

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Ahmed Ibrahim, MD

PGY-1

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Weiying Li, MD

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Atika Malik, MD

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Shristi Nepal, MD

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Patrick Roche, DO

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Shuva Shah, MD

PGY-1

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Kashaf Aqeel Zaidi, MD

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Nancy Zerpa Lira, MD

PGY-1

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Heba Aziza, MD

PGY-1

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Eduardo Lorenzo, MD

PGY-1

Categorical Curriculum

PGY - 1

PGY-1 Rotations

Duration

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

PGY-2 Rotations

Duration

General Medicine Inpatient 6 Blocks
Critical Care Medicine 2 Blocks
Neurology 1 Block
Subspecialty Rotations 3 Blocks
Elective 1 Block
PGY - 3

PGY-3 Rotations

Duration

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 Blocks
Elective 2 Block

Primary Care Curriculum

PGY - 1

PGY-1 Rotations

Duration

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 Rotation 2 Blocks
PGY - 2

PGY-2 Rotations

Duration

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 Rotation 2 Blocks
Elective 1 Block
PGY - 3

PGY-3 Rotations

Duration

General Medicine Inpatient 3 Blocks
Critical Care Medicine 1 Block
Geriatric 1 Block
Continuity Clinic at the VA 2 Blocks
Subspecialty Rotation 4 Blocks
Elective 2 Blocks
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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

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 and QI Projects

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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.

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Contact Information

Jessica Tardd and Karen Gonzalez

Program Coordinators

2501 N. Orange Ave., Suite 235, Box 38, Orlando, FL 32804