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Welcome from the Program Director

Congratulations on successfully completing the medical school and embarking on the next phase in your medical career- joining a residency program. Let me share with you, what makes our program special? While located in the heart of the medical district of Tampa next to USF in a beautiful and modern 625 bed hospital facility, our strength is our dedicated faculty and their focus – you and your growth.

We hand pick excellent residents like yourself, provide safe learning environment, and have very high expectations from them and help them prepare for the ABIM Boards, and reach their short- and long-term goals, be it independent practice of medicine or joining a fellowship program of their choice through our mentee-mentor program available to you on the day one of your residency.


Aftab Ahmad, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACHE

Program Director

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About the Program

Welcome to AdventHealth Tampa and our ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency program.

Located right in the middle of the heart of medical district next to USF, VA (Veterans Administration) Hospital Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Children Hospital and Byrd Research Institute, AdventHealth Tampa with 626 beds is the flagship Hospital of AdventHealth Tampa West Division. AdventHealth Tampa offers medical care from primary trough quaternary levels, including advanced heart and vascular care, innovative neurology and neurosurgery care, advanced general surgery as well as renowned robotic and minimally invasive surgeries, world class children care, high risk pregnancy and neonatal intensive care unit, leading edge digestive care where Pepin Heart Institute and Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute are active in research a with a motto, “Today’s Research Powers tomorrow’s Cures”.

Now that everything is available online and a physical library is a thing of the past, we are proud that we not only have a physical library on-site, but it is also staffed by a dedicated medical librarian to help.

Program Leadership

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Aftab Ahmad, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACHE

Program Director

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Lidia Maria Sepúlveda, MD

Associate Program Director

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Ryan Reed, DO

Core Faculty

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Charles Lambert, MD, PhD, MBA, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASAI, CPE

Subspecialty Education Coordinator- Cardiology

What We Have to Offer


Advancing patient care through cutting-edge, patient-focused research: That’s our mission at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute where we oversee dozens of research studies every year across many clinical disciplines. Finding tomorrow’s breakthrough medical treatments and advancements starts with today’s research.

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Pepin Heart Institute

AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute is nationally recognized for heart and chest pain care by the American Heart Association, the Joint Commission, and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

The Institute works to provide patients better care every day. Consistently among the first in the nation to perform new procedures such as the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and the Watchman Procedure, patients at the institute have access to the most recent advances in medicine — bringing you new therapies and technologies before they’re widely available.

To better serve our patients, AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute’s physicians, nurses, technicians, and staff have worked for more than 20 years to create one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the region. Together they’ve performed over 76,000 angioplasty procedures and over 11,000 open-heart surgeries.

AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute

Taneja Center for Surgery

The Taneja Center for Surgery brings these new features to AdventHealth Tampa:

  • 96 new private patient rooms upon opening, with space to add 36 more
    • 24 beds will be Intensive Care level; the remaining 72 will be PCU level
  • 18 spacious and state-of-the-art operating rooms upon opening, with space to add six additional ORs
  • 72 new pre- and post-op rooms, with space to add 23 additional rooms
  • Estimated 117 new clinical jobs created in year one, with 587 new jobs by year five, helping our local economy
  • 300,000+ additional square feet (adding to the 1 million square feet on our existing campus)
  • Six brand-new floors
  • A new main entrance to the hospital, which includes a two-story atrium and lobby with various first-floor amenities

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We have 13 blocks rotations in each year with each block being 4 weeks long. Below is the representative schedule for each year of your training. As you can see, most electives are core internal medicine and its sub-specialties. Depending on your career goals we are open to accommodating your requests to tailor it to best fit your needs as much as possible.

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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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Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

We proudly received our ACGME accreditation in September 2022 and our first class of residents is anticipated to start in the 2023 appointment year. We will be accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and and will participate in the NRMP Match Process.

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AdventHealth Tampa Launches Graduate Medical Education Program to Train New Physicians

AdventHealth has been approved by ACGME to institute a GME Internal Medicine residency program at the health system’s largest hospital in Tampa Bay.

Program Information

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Contact Information

Judaea Childs

Program Coordinator

3100 East Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613