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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

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Daniel Tambunan, MD

Associate Program Director

Vincent Hsu, MD

Vincent P. Hsu, MD, MPH

Director of Infection Prevention, Assistant Director

Karen Echeverria-Beltran, MD

Karen A. Echeverria-Beltran, MD, FACP

Associate Program Director

Luis Isea, MD

Luis Isea, MD

Associate Program Director

Bahar Sumbul-Yuksel, MD

Bahar Sumbul Yuksel, MD

Associate Program Director

Edward Maharam, MD

Edward Maharam MD

Associate Program Director

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Asef Mahmud MD

Associate Program Director

Current Residents

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Shammas Bajwa, MD

PGY- 3

Chief Resident

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Arooj Mian, MD

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Chief Resident

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Gurdeep Singh, DO

PGY- 3

Chief Resident

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Mehreen Ali, MD

PGY- 3

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Jhonny Bonilla Villarreal, MD

PGY- 3

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Raphael Itzkowitz, DO

PGY- 3

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Sadaf Raoof, MD

PGY- 3

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Ghaith Maksoud, MD

PGY- 3

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Phuong Nguyen, MD

PGY- 3

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Robert Ryad, MD

PGY- 3

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Kathryn Slinger, MD

PGY- 3

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Tista Thapa, MD

PGY- 3

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Khaled Abdelhalem, MD

PGY- 3

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Gabriela De La Hoz, MD

PGY- 3

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Alexa Constantakos, DO

PGY-2

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Swotantra Gautam, MD

PGY-2

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Ivonne De La Hoz Molina, MD

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Peter Houmann, MD

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Ahmed Ibrahim, MD

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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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Shuva Shah, MD

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Kashaf Aqeel Zaidi, MD

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Nancy Zerpa Lira, MD

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Heba Aziza, MD

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Eduardo Lorenzo, MD

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Rola Ali, MD

PGY-2

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Alex Herbert, MD

PGY-1

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Ali Waqar Chaudhry, MD

PGY-1

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Amna Malik, MD

PGY-1

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Archana Regmi, MD

PGY-1

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Grayson White, DO

PGY-1

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Jade Murphy, DO

PGY-1

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Jordan Lebron, MD

PGY-1

Nihal Khan, MD

Nihal Khan, MD

PGY-1

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Parikshit Chapagain, MD

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Sana Shahid, MD

PGY-1

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Sara Sierra, MD

PGY-1

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Vikram Patel, MD

PGY-1

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Xiaojin Song, MD

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Swarnima Rijal, MD

PGY-1

Categorical Curriculum

Categorical track curriculum provides more exposure to inpatient medicine with resident clinic half-days once a week.

PGY - 1
PGY-1 RotationsDuration
General Medicine Inpatient7 Blocks
Night Float/ Research 2 Blocks
Emergency Medicine1 Block
Critical Care Medicine1 Block
Ambulatory 1 Block
Subspecialty Rotation1 Block
PGY - 2
PGY-2 Rotations (varies)Duration
General Medicine Inpatient2 Blocks
Night Float/ Consult2-3 Blocks
Critical Care Medicine2 Blocks
Neurology1 Block
Subspecialty Rotations4-5 Blocks
Elective1-2 Block
PGY - 3
PGY-3 Rotations (varies)Duration
General Medicine Inpatient2 Blocks
Critical Care Medicine2 Blocks
Geriatrics1 Block
General Medicine Outpatient1 Block
Night Float/ Consult 1-2 Blocks
Subspecialty Rotations3-4 Blocks
Elective1-2 Block

Primary Care Curriculum

Primary care track provides more dedicated clinic experience at the Lake Nona VA, making it ideal for residents seeking to practice as an outpatient internist.

PGY - 1
PGY-1 RotationsDuration
General Medicine Inpatient4 Blocks
Night Float / Vacation1 Block
VA Immerse1 Block
Emergency Medicine1 Block
Critical Care Medicine1 Block
Continuity Clinic at the VA/ Subspecialty5 Blocks
PGY - 2
PGY-2 RotationsDuration
General Medicine Inpatient3 Blocks
Night Float / Consult2 Blocks
Critical Care Medicine1 Block
Continuity Clinic at the VA/ Subspecialty6 Blocks
AH Elective1 Block
PGY - 3
PGY-3 RotationsDuration
General Medicine Inpatient2 Blocks
Critical Care Medicine1 Block
Continuity Clinic at the VA/ Subspecialty7 Blocks
AH Elective2 Blocks
Night Float/ Consult1 Blocks
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Research

Our strategies

  • Research mentors in most internal medicine subspecialties
  • Monthly journal clubs to help residents become familiar with 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.

Xuan Ding, 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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Scholarly Activity

Every resident is encouraged to participate in scholarly activity. Our program aims to support residents through an established Research Advisory Team. Dedicated time for scholarly activity is built into the curriculum, with the option for research electives in PGY-2 and PGY-3.

Through the AdventHealth Research Institute, residents have access to designated statisticians and grant writers for IRB protocol writing, study design, and manuscript preparation.

Every resident has the opportunity to present and attend local, national, and international conferences. Financial support is provided to those who are presenting at a conference. GME also hosts an annual research day to allow showcasing of scholarly activities.

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 Angie Benavides

Program Coordinators

2501 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32804