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elcome to the 2014 edition of Orlando Medical News’ InCharge Healthcare, a compendium of key decisionmakers across the broad spectrum of the Orlando
area’s vibrant healthcare industry. The second annual publication is a rich resource that delivers a snapshot of one of this region’s most important economic engines.
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We hope you find InCharge Healthcare a publication you turn to again and again to tap into the vast industry knowledge base
headquartered in Central Florida. The listings aren’t intended to serve as a social registry or “who’s who” in healthcare, but rather as
a useful guide to those influencers who shape industry direction and
create opportunities for others.
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This dynamic sector’s influence extends far beyond the borders of Metro Orlando. Local healthcare executives are widely recognized as thought leaders and innovators on a national and global basis.
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Their expertise is particularly valuable during an unprecedented era of this nation’s most significant, sweeping change in the delivery of
While much care and thought has been put into creating this
list and ensuring its accuracy, we readily recognize that in the
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constantly evolving healthcare landscape, change is inevitable and, in fact, desirable. Equally, we realize other deserving leaders should be included in future editions. Please feel free to help us grow this list by e-mailing me directly at Lynne@medicalnewsinc.com.
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Industry volunteers serve on the editorial advisory committee for Orlando Medical News
he adage, ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ takes on a special meaning concerning Orlando’s annual In Charge compendium of Central Florida’s healthcare leaders. Eight industry volunteers that comprise the Orlando Medical News’ Editorial Advisory Committee were instrumental in shaping this year’s edition. In addition to her role at the local medical society, Sami Bay provides sales and marketing support for the Avancen MOD Corporation, the manufacturer and distributor of Medication on Demand (MOD®), a PCA for the bedside delivery of oral pain medications. Prior to moving to Volusia County, Bay led the U.S. sales promotions team for the Tupperware Corporation. The University of Cincinnati alum, who also studied at The Ohio State University, serves as vice president of membership for the Volusia/Flagler chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. She’s a member of her son’s School Advisory Board (SAC) and the Halifax Rowing Association. An RN with 28 years of experience, Michele Borton worked at Orlando Health for 17 years as an OR nurse, managed daily operations and was assistant nurse manager of surgery. For the last eight years, she has directed sales and marketing activity for Vascular Vein Center, a specialty practice with six locations in Central Florida. Before joining the Florida State University College of Medicine, Michael Muszynski, MD, a graduate of The Ohio State University medical school, served as co-chair of the education and research committee of the Association of Florida’s Children’s Hospitals and the evaluation methods task force chairman of the national Association of Pediatric Program Directors. An academic pediatric infectious diseases specialist since 1983, he became division chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Orlando Health in 1986 and Nemours Children’s Clinic in 1997. He also served as pediatric residency program director for Orlando Health, where he helped develop the residency program into one of the nation’s best community-based residency programs. Muszynski founded the nationally recognized HUG Me Program for pediatric HIV/AIDS care and research in Central Florida. Carrie Pope has been executive director of the Seminole County Medical Society, a nonprofit membership organization for physicians, since 2008. A graduate of the University of Cen-
tral Florida, with a political science degree and a minor in German, Pope specializes in non-profit management, membership recruitment, fundraising, event planning, community outreach and marketing. A native Floridian, Pope is married with two daughters. Erin Somers is the “go to” medical consultant of Central Florida. She offers a unique customer service/patient care coaching that’s helped area practices retain their patients and increase revenue. Somers does medical mystery shopping also. Physician liaison work is another specialty; Somers understands the importance of relationships with referring offices and getting your “message” to the masses. An executive MBA graduate of The Crummer School of Business at Rollins College, Derrick Taveras is CEO of Tactical Management (TMI), a consulting firm for seamless integration of operations vital to successful Medicare Advantage health plans, hospital networks, physician practices and their vendors. He also serves as CEO of WellTrackMD, a solution developed around maximizing profits via improvement of documentation. Board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), Mark P. Trolice, MD, FACOG, directs REI activity at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women (APHCW). Fertility C.A.R.E. is a teaching affiliate of APHCW responsible for the medical education of obstetric and gynecology residents. Fourth-year medical students from around the country are educated in REI at Fertility C.A.R.E. A graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, Trolice completed his residency at Jersey Shore Medical Center, and REI fellowship at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Throughout his career, Trolice has collaborated with the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Cindy Tyler has more than two decades of experience in the development and growth of successful client relationships in complex Fortune 500, public sector and healthcare environments. Before joining Florida Medical Association as director of membership development in 2009, which now has more than 20,000 members, Tyler served as business development manager of Bearing Point, a management and technology consulting firm, in Atlanta, and had a similar role at The Hunter Group,
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1. Sami Bay, executive director of the Volusia County Medical Society 2. Michele Borton, sales and marketing director for Vascular Vein Center 3. Michael Muszynski, MD, associate dean for clinical research at Florida State University College of Medicine, and dean of the Orlando regional campus 4. Carrie Pope, executive director of the Seminole County Medical Society 5. Erin Somers, medical consultant 6. Derrick Taveras, CEO of Tactical Management Inc. 7. Mark P. Trolice, MD, director of Fertility C.A.R.E 8. Cindy Tyler, director of membership development at Florida Medical Association
focusing on human resources, financial, and supply chain management strategies. Lynne Jeter, editor of Orlando Medical News since its inception in 2006, has written for Medical News for 15 years. She wrote the first book to market about the world’s largest bankruptcy; Wiley & Sons published Disconnected: Deceit and Betrayal at WorldCom in 2003. She helped Choctaw Chief Phillip Martin tell his remarkable story – leading an Indian tribe from poverty to prosperity – in Chief, published by Quail Ridge Press in 2008. She’s also interviewed headline entertainers for Gannett newspapers and traveled for U.S. Airways and Northwest Airlines to produce travel sections for their in-flight magazines. In the last decade, Jeter has focused on healthcare writing – B2B and B2C – and helping healthcare groups launch special publications.
A Patrick Acevedo, MD
Internal Medicine, Oncologist, Hematologist Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 2231 Highway 44 West, Suite 203 Inverness, Florida 34453 352-860-7400 Triple board-certified, Dr. Acevedo practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Inverness and Villages clinics. After completing medical training at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Acevedo completed his internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a fellowship at the hospital’s Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Geetha Akula, MD
Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Hematology Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 70 W. Gore Street, # 100 Orlando, FL 32806 407-426-8484 Board certified in four specialties, Dr. Akula practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Orlando clinic. After completing medical training at Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India, Dr. Akula completed her internship and residency at Cabrini Medical Center in New York.
Rodolfo Aldir, MD, FACC, FCCP
Chief Cardiologist, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases Family Physicians Group 6416 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 866-999-3741 Board certified, Dr. Aldir obtained his medical degree from Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic in 1986, and completed cardiovascular disease studies from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1996.
Administrator Florida Hospital Cancer Institute 2501 N. Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32804 407-303-5999 Aldrich has 25 years of industry experience, including strategic planning, business development, physician relations/recruitment, marketing, and operations management. She oversees medical oncology, radiation oncology, neuro-oncology, gynecologic oncology, bone marrow transplant, clinical research, translational research, patient support/education, tumor registry, marketing, philanthropy, physician education, and clinical quality improvement. Her prior management roles at Florida Hospital were in marketing, managed care and information systems. She has an MBA from Webster University.
Christopher Alexander, DO Hematology, Internal Medicine, Oncology Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 800 Dunlawton Ave, Suite 101 Port Orange, FL 32127 386 -767-6977
Board certified in three specialties and osteopathic medicine, Dr. Alexander practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Port Orange, Palm Coast and Ormond Beach clinics. Dr. Alexander completed his medical training at the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Chicago, and residency at the University of Florida Medical Center.
Ahmed Al-Hazzouri, MD Internal Medicine, Oncologist, Hematologist Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 601 East Altamonte Drive Altamonte, Florida 32701 407-303-2305
Triple board certified, Dr. Al-Hazzouri practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Altamonte, Clermont and Tavares clinics. After completing medical training at Aleppo University Medical School in Syria, Dr. Al-Hazzouri completed his internship and residency at The Cleveland Clinic, and fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
Abdo Asmar, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UCF College of Medicine; Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Nephrology UCF Pegasus Health 3400 Quadrangle Blvd. Orlando, FL 32817 407-266-DOCS (3627) Dr. Abdo Asmar is a member of the UCF Pegasus Health leadership team. He specializes in caring for patients with kidney disease, high blood pressure, kidney stones, and disorders of electrolyte and mineral metabolism. He earned his M.D. degree at Kaunas Medical University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and received his fellowship training in Clinical Nephrology from the University of Florida. Active in medical education, Dr. Asmar has received numerous teaching awards.
B Kamran Badizadegan, MD
Evan Allen, MD
Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000
Medical Director, Neurology, Vascular neurology Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute 25 E. King St., Orlando, FL, 32803 (407) 303-8158 Board certified, Dr. Allen earned an MD at Northwestern University Medical School. He completed residencies in radiology at New York University Medical Center and neurology at Northwestern University, and a fellowship in stroke at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Allen is a member of the American Stroke Association and Premium Professional member of the Stroke Council. A well-regarded speaker and presenter, he’s been published in many peer reviewed journals and given lectures around the country.
Roy M. Ambinder, MD
Internal Medicine, Hematology, Neoplastic Diseases Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 601 East Altamonte Drive Altamonte, Florida 32701 407-303-2305 Triple board certified, Dr. Ambinder practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Altamonte, Lake Mary and Tavares offices. A graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Ambinder completed his internship at Roosevelt Hospital, and residency and fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center, both in New York.
Axel Anderson, MD Urologist St. Cloud Regional Medical Center 2906 17th St. St. Cloud, FL 34769 407- 892-2135
Dr. Anderson graduated from Vanderbilt University in
1978 with a degree in psychology/zoology. After earning an MD at Ross University, he undertook his residency in general surgery at the University Hospital in Jacksonville. He then completed a urology residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was named chief resident. Dr. Anderson opened Urology Associates of St. Cloud in 2010 and expanded with a satellite office in Kissimmee in 2011. He’s a member of the American and Florida Urological Associations, and Florida Medical Association.
Dr. Badizadegan joined Nemours in 2011 from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was head of pediatric pathology and associate professor in pathology, health sciences and technology at Harvard Medical School. He completed his undergraduate training in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his medical degree from Harvard University.
Sherba Baine, RN
CNO Florida Hospital East Orlando 7727 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32822 407-303-8110 Baine has more than three decades of experience as a registered nurse, including 12 years in healthcare leadership in nursing, case management and surgery. She’s also served as the director of nursing at Florida Hospital Altamonte. Her dedication to patient experience has allowed her to play an instrumental role in patient care for Central Florida.
David Banks, MSW, FACHE Administrator Florida Hospital Orlando 601 East Rollins Street Orlando, Florida 32803 (407) 303-5600
Banks has been with the Adventist Health System and Florida Hospital for 18 years. Before coming to the Orlando campus, Banks served as the administrator of Florida Hospital’s Osceola Division, where under his leadership the campus grew from 60 to 112 beds, and a 4-story, 90,000-square-foot medical office was
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Lisa Barkley, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Family medicine, Adolescent medicine, Sports medicine UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Orlando, Fl 32827 407-266-1000 Triple board certified, Dr. Barkley leads the college’s diversity and inclusion efforts, including the Health Leaders and Health Explorers pipeline programs, which mentor and tutor under-represented minority students in Orange and Osceola counties to encourage them to enter healthcare professions. She’s active in many community health organizations, including Healthy Eatonville and the Central Florida Partnership on Health Disparities.
Erik Barquist, MD, FACS, FCCM
Trauma Medical Director Osceola Regional Medical Center 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266 Dr. Barquist is leading the trauma team through Level II Trauma Center designation application. Originally from California, Dr. Barquist completed medical school at the University of California in San Francisco, and a general surgery residency and fellowship in gastrointestinal physiology at UCLA. Dr. Barquist also trained in general and vascular surgery at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, England. He practiced trauma and surgical critical care in Miami for 13 years, serving as fellowship director of the surgical critical care and trauma program for four years. Most recently, he was chief of surgical services at a Jackson Health System hospital. Immediate past president of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, he is also past president of the Florida Society of Critical Care Medicine. Also, he’s a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the College of Critical Care Medicine.
Joel O. Bautista, MD
Surgeon, President-elect Volusia County Medical Society DeLand Medical Associates 151 Victoria Commons, Ste. 105 DeLand, Florida 32724 386- 943-7175 Joel Bautista, MD, is a Board Certified General Surgeon with more than 25 years of providing exceptional patient care. A graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), Dr. Bautista completed his General Surgery Residency at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He has been a member of the Volusia County Medical Society for many years and is a long-time community member and contributor. He actively participates in missionary work, providing medical assistance to families in impoverished areas.
John Bickerton, MD Family Medicine Physician Associates 3100 S. Conway Road Orlando, FL 32812 407-380-2216
A graduate of Temple University’s Medical School, Dr. Bickerton completed his family medicine residency at McKeesport Hospital in McKeesport, Pa. A member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the
Florida Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Bickerton grew up in a small town in western Pennsylvania. Married to Dr. Joan Matrich of Physician Associates since 1980, he stays fit primarily by jogging in his spare time.
Samuel S. Blick, MD
Knee Replacement and Sports Medicine Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake St., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 Born in Washington, D.C., Dr. Blick was in private practice in Southern Maryland for four years before joining the practice in 1992. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MD from the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Blick is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is also a member of the Florida Medical Association and the Orange County Medical Society. Dr. Blick was Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department of Orlando Regional Medical Center until June 2009. The Orthopaedic Department at ORMC was recently recognized in the top 100 hospitals in the country for knee surgery. He has worked with numerous local teams in the Central Florida area including the Orlando Predators; Orlando Lions soccer club; Orlando Sun Dogs and Nighthawks professional soccer team; Orlando Cubs and Rays minor league baseball; Orlando Wahoos women’s fast pitch softball; Brown’s Gymnastic Club; Winter Park High School women’s soccer and Cypress Creek High School football. Dr. Blick has also worked as a volunteer physician at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
der replacement, arthroscopy and sports medicine. He joined Orlando Orthopaedic Center in 2008. Before moving to Central Florida, he served as section head of adult hip and knee arthroplasty at the Naval Hospital-Jacksonville. While there, he was associate professor at the University of Florida and Shands. Bonenberger completed his orthopedic surgery training and an adult joint reconstruction fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. His work has been published and he’s presented his research at several national orthopedic meetings, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Orthopaedic Society, he was involved in the care of athletes at the high school and college level during training.
Michael Bougoulias, MD Chair, Managed Medicare, Family Medicine Physician Associates 725 Rodel Cove Lake Mary, FL 32746 407.302.3115
Also board certified in NCQA heart/stroke and NCQA diabetes, Dr. Bougoulias graduated from the University of South Florida (Morsani) College of Medicine and completed residency in Denver, Colo. A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, he’s been recognized by patients and peers as one of Orlando’s “Best Doctors” and “Top Doctors.”
Lisa Bowman, MSN, RN CNO Florida Hospital for Children 601 E. Rollins St. Orlando, FL 32803
Jason A. Boardman, MD FACS
Surgeon, President-elect Lake Sumter Medical Society; Chief of Surgery South Lake Hospital Mid-Florida Surgical Associates 1804 Oakley Seaver Blvd., Suite A Clermont, Florida 34711 352-243-2622 After completion of surgical training, Dr. Boardman served 4 years in the U.S. Army where he received multiple military honors. In 2005, after his time in the Army, Dr. Boardman relocated to Clermont, FL to begin his career in private surgical practice. Dr. Boardman joined Mid-Florida Surgical Associates in 2010. Dr. Boardman specializes in general surgery with interest in breast disease, vein treatments, minimally invasive surgery with emphasis on oncological procedures for breast and colon. Dr. Boardman performs the latest in minimally invasive surgeries with both the DaVinci robot as well as the TIF procedure (transoral incisionless fundoplication) a treatment for reflux/heartburn disease. He is a member of the South Lake Hospital Foundation Board. Dr. Boardman is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been recognized by the Florida medical association for his leadership and by the Consumer Research Council of America as “One of America’s Top Surgeons.”
Eric G. Bonenberger, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake Str., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 Dr. Bonenberger specializes in muscle-sparing, anterior approach total hip replacement, minimally invasive total joint replacement, full and partial knee replacement, custom knee replacement, total shoul-
Bowman has been with Florida Hospital for 14 years. In her role as CNO, she leads the clinical staff and directs daily operations for all clinical units, including pharmacy, respiratory therapy and the Children’s Emergency Center. In 2011, she received the Orlando Business Journal’s Healthcare Heroes award for her role in assisting the medical center in earning the ANCC Magnet Designation. She earned her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Central Florida.
John W. Bozard
Senior Vice President, Orlando Health; President, Orlando Health Foundation; President, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation Orlando Health Foundation 3160 Southgate Commerce Boulevard #50 Orlando, FL 32806 407-841-5194 Since joining Orlando Health in 1977, Bozard has served as financial analyst, director of finance, vice president of finance, senior VP, vice president and executive director of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He’s also served as vice president of business development and president of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Bozard stepped into his foundation role in 1999. Prior to joining Orlando Health, he was a management consultant at Ernst & Young LLP in Orlando. A graduate of Florida State University with an accounting degree, he’s also a CPA and Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Bozard is a member of the national Board of Trustees for Children’s Miracle Network, and a board member of the Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network and Florida State University College of Medicine’s Community Board. He’s also a member of the Florida
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Kenneth W. Bradley
Campus Administrator Winter Park Memorial Hospital 200 N. Lakemont Avenue Winter Park, FL 32792 407-646-7000 Bradley has more than 27 years of healthcare experience, including campus CEO (and COO) at Florida Hospital Kissimmee and COO of Florida Hospital Celebration Health. Bradley was born at Florida Hospital and was raised in Winter Park. He’s a graduate of the University of Central Florida with an MBA, and is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Cartland Burns, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Dr. Burns joined the Nemours Children’s Hospital team from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he was clinical director of general and thoracic surgery and surgical director of the Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Burns is building an intestinal failure program for the southeastern U.S. that will introduce progressive new multimodal treatments to dramatically improve quality of life and life expectancy, thereby reducing the complications associated with current standard therapies. Among them: STEP (Serial Transverse Enteroplasty), a surgical technique for bowel lengthening that may avoid the need for transplant.
Chris Brouillette, MD
Family Medicine Physician Associates 891 Outer Road, Suite A Orlando, FL 32814 407-895-4737
Board certified and a graduate of the University of Florida School of Medicine, Dr. Brouillette completed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He’s a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Dennis J. Buhring, CPA, CMPE
President Physician Associates 235 N. Westmonte Drive Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714 407-262-5805 Buhring joined Physician Associates in 1994. His responsibilities include all administrative functions of the 320,000-member, multi-specialty medical group, with more than 90 physicians and 26 medical offices. He also manages finance/accounting and contracting roles, working with Orlando’s local hospital systems to improve relationships. A CPA and Certified Medical Practice Executive, Buhring also holds a master’s degree in business administration. He was awarded Best Medical Group Administrator and Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 Administrative Excellence Hero. He’s also a member of the American Medical Group Association Leadership Council, Medical Group Management Association, and Florida Institute of CPAs.
Annette Cabiac, MD
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Physician Associates 9964 University Blvd. Orlando, FL 32817 407.261.2956 Double board certified, Dr. Cabiac attended the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of South Florida. She has received the “Patient’s Choice Award” several times, and has been honored with “Compassionate Doctor Recognition.”
Maria Cannarozzi, MD Associate Professor, UCF College of Medicine, Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Orlando, Fl 32827 407-266-1000
Dr. Maria Cannarozzi is the medical director for UCF Pegasus Health. Her clinical interests include wellness and healthy weight management, women’s health and adolescent medicine. She earned her M.D. from the University of South Florida College of Medicine after achieving a B.S.N. at the University of Central Florida and her O.D. at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Cannarozzi has been named “Best Doctors in Orlando and America” for the past few years.
Marcella Bujnovsky, MD, FACOG
Robert Capobianco, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist Van Dyke Gynecology 9161 Narcoossee Rd., Suite B 209 Orlando, Florida 32827 407-316-0156
Dr. Bujnovsky has been practicing in Orlando, FL since 2000. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Albright College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her medical degree was obtained from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, now known as Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA. She then relocated to Orlando, to complete her residency training at Arnold Palmer Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Bujnovsky also has an MBA from George Washington University.
General Surgery St. Cloud Regional Medical Center 2906 17th St. St. Cloud, FL 34769 407- 892-2135
Board certified, Dr. Capobianco received his biology degree from Brown University, and medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Prior to joining St. Cloud Surgical Associates in 2006, he was part of a surgical practice in Kissimmee. He has received the Herbert A. Schulte, M.D. Award for Excellence in Surgery.
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Israel Caro, MD
Medical Director, Osceola; Family Medicine; Geriatrics Family Physicians Group 6416 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 866-999-3741 Dr. Caro leads a team of 18 primary care physicians, five case managers, and staff in four FPG locations. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized him for diabetes and heart care excellence. Double board certified, Dr. Caro provides coordinated care to patients through multiple healthcare facilities and settings, including major area hospitals and nursing homes. And he occasionally makes house calls.
David S. Cashwell, MHA, FACHE Chief Operating Officer Osceola Regional Medical Center 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266
Cashwell serves as Chief Operating Officer at Osceola Regional Medical Center. He was an honors graduate at Campbell University in business administration and at Virginia Commonwealth University earned a Master of Health Administration. Before arriving at Osceola, he was Chief Operating Officer at LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery in Blacksburg Virginia. During his tenure there, he was actively involved in strategic planning, governance, physician relations and budgeting.
Alix Casler, MD
Medical Director of Quality; Pediatrics Physician Associates 9964 University Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32817 407- 261-2934 Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Casler joined Physician Associates after completing medical studies at the University of Connecticut and residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. A mother of five, she enjoys spending days with “extended family” pediatric patients at Physician Associates’ University and Vista Lakes offices. Named one of the “Best Doctors” and “Top Doctors” in Orlando, Dr. Casler is a volunteer clinical faculty member for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Trish Celano, MSN, RN Chief Nursing Officer; Vice President, Florida Hospital Orlando Florida Hospital Orlando 601 E. Rollins Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 407-303-5600
Celano’s nursing experience spans nearly two decades.She received a nursing degree from the University of Delaware and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Throughout her career, Celano has been a PICU direct care nurse, flight nurse, nurse manager and nursing director.She participates on various community boards of directors, including the National Honor Society for Nursing, March of Dimes, Camp Boggy Creek and the UCF College of Nursing Community Advisory Board.
INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Juan Cendan, MD
Assistant Dean for Simulation; Medical Director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center; Associate Professor of Surgery UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Orlando, Fl 32827 407-266-1000 A surgeon and biomedical engineer by training, Dr. Cendan is responsible for increasing the use of modeling, simulation and training in education, patient care and community outreach. He recently received an R01 grant by the National Library of Medicine to investigate the ability to educate students with a virtual simulation of a patient with cranial nerve injury.
Michele Cofield, MD
Served as Chairman, Department of OB/GYN, Central Florida Regional Hospital Heathrow OB/GYN 1319 S. International Parkway, Ste 1151 Lake Mary, Florida 407-333-1616 Dr. Cofield is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where she attended college at Virginia Commonwealth University and medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her residency training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Arnold Palmer Hospital. She worked for three years in Virginia and has returned to the Orlando area. Dr. Cofield is on the medical staff at Central Florida Regional Hospital where she has served as chairman of the department of OB/GYN.
Jeffrey L. Cohen
Healthcare Executives and was awarded the North Carolina ACHE Early Careerist of the Year Award in 2007. Conley received an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. She also received a degree with distinction in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration with honors, and a degree with distinction in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Regional Medical Center. Double board certified, she’s been awarded fellowship with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She also teaches in Arnold Palmer Hospital’s residency program. Dr. Danna is passionate about women’s healthcare and considers it a privilege to provide care for women through all stages of life.
Ayman Daouk, MD
Jennifer L. Cultrera, MD
Internal Medicine; Oncology; Hematology Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 2231 Highway 44 West, Suite 203 Inverness, Florida 34453 352-860-7400 Triple board certified, Dr. Cultrera practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Inverness, Leesburg and Villages clinics. After completing medical training and residency at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
D Penny Danna, MD, FACOG Obstetrics\Gynecology Physician Associates 867 Outer Road Suite A Orlando, FL 32814 407-898-6588
Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Physician Associates 7404 Red Bug Lake Road Oviedo, FL 32765 407-355-7478 Dr. Daouk received a degree in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida, and later graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic residency at the Greenville Hospital System in South Carolina, and sports medicine fellowship training at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. A former associate team physician for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, University of Cincinnati Bearcats, and the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Hockey Team, he’s the team physician for several Central Florida high schools and sports organizations. An active member of the Florida Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and Florida Orthopedic Society, Dr. Daouk has been recognized among Orlando’s “Best Doctors” and “Top Doctors.”
A graduate of the University of Florida School of Medicine, Dr. Danna, completed her residency at Orlando
President & CEO, Florida Healthcare Law Firm The Gulfstream Bank Building 909 S.E. 5th Avenue, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-455-7700 The focus of Mr. Cohen’s practice, background and expertise is in transactional healthcare and corporate matters, particularly as they relate to physicians, medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers. He is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in healthcare law and has served in a variety of roles, including Associate General Counsel of the Florida Medical Association. Mr. Cohen was named “Best Health Care Attorney” in 1995 at the Sixth Annual Medical Business Healthcare Awards and was recognized by his peers in Florida Trends July 2008 issue as one of the Florida Legal Elite for 2008. Mr. Cohen graduated from Florida State University (B.A. cum laude, 1984) and Florida State University College of Law (J.D 1987).
Joanna J. Conley, FACHE CEO Poinciana Medical Center 325 Cypress Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34758
Conley moved from COO to CEO of Poinciana Medical Center in January 2013. As COO, she was responsible for coordinating the construction of the new hospital and medical office building, recruiting the inaugural medical staff, and working with the Poinciana community to enhance the availability of medical services. Before that, since 2009, she served as associate COO and ethics and compliance officer at Osceola Regional Medical Center. Board certified in healthcare management, Conley is a fellow of the American College of
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INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Diane Davis Davey, MD
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education Professor of Pathology UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Orlando, Fl 32827 407-266-1000 Dr. Davey is the institutional leader of the College of Medicine’s new Internal Medicine Residency Program with the Orlando VA Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. A former president of the American Board of Pathology, she received the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award for a lifetime of “tireless service and dedication to patients.” CAP is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance.
Martin Derrow, MD
Chief of Internal Medicine, Medical Director of Quality – CMS ACO Physician Associates 800 N. Maitland Ave Maitland, FL 32751 407.660.7100 Board certified in internal medicine, NCQA Heart/ Stroke and NCQA Diabetes, Dr. Derrow completed medical school at Ohio State University and residency requirements at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Derrow has been awarded fellowship with the American College of Physicians and is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He has been voted among the “Best Doctors” and “Top Doctors” in Orlando. Orlando Health presented him with the Exemplary Physician Colleague Award.
Virgil Davila, MD, FACOG
Paul M Dodd, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology Physician Associates 7416 Red Bug Lake Road Oviedo, Florida 32765 407- 381-7387
Dr. Davila, one of the leading da Vinci robotic surgeons in Florida, earned a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, followed by residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego. Board certified and an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Societies fellow, Dr. Davila specializes in minimally invasive surgery and also teaches in Winnie Palmer Hospital’s residency program.
Hematology, Internal Medicine, Oncology Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 61 Memorial Medical Parkway, Suite 3804 Palm Coast, FL 32164 386 -206-9375 Triple board certified, Dr. Dodd, practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Palm Coast, Ormond Beach and Port Orange clinics. Dr. Dodd completed medical training and residency at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Lane F. Donnelly, MD
CMO, Chair of Radiology Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000
David Decker, MD
Medical Director, Oncologist Florida Hospital Cancer Institute 2501 N. Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32804 407-303-5999 With 30 years of clinical and research experience in breast cancer care and treatment, Dr. Decker specializes in breast cancer. As a clinical scientist, he’s collaborated on translational research projects with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and philanthropic organizations. The results of his research have been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international meetings.
Dr. Donnelly comes to Nemours from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, where he led one of the nation’s largest pediatric training programs. Under his direction, the CCHMC Radiology Department achieved recognition as a national leader for its pediatric imaging, research and education programs. Dr. Donnelly’s book on pediatric radiology, Pediatric Imaging: The Fundamentals, is the most-read pediatric textbook for radiology residents.
Kathleen Doughney, MD Hematology, Internal Medicine, Oncology Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 800 Dunlawton Ave, Suite 101 Port Orange, FL 32127 386 -767-6977
Sara DeNardis, DO
Gynecologic Oncology Osceola Regional Medical Center 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266 An expert da Vinci® robotic surgeon, Dr. DeNardis specializes in gynecologic cancers. Board eligible in gynecologic oncology and board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, she was awarded “Best Clinical Poster” at the 2008 Society of Gynecologic Oncologists national conference for her research on robotic staging of endometrial cancer. She completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship at Florida Hospital in Orlando, and obstetrics and gynecology residency in Mount Clemens, Mich., and osteopathic medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa. She is also a well published author and presenter.
Triple board certified, Dr. Doughney practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Port Orange, Palm Coast, and Ormond Beach clinics. She completed medical training at the University of Alabama Medical Center-Birmingham, and residency at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans.
Luckey Dunn, MD
Florida State University, College of Medicine, Regional Campus Dean, Daytona Beach Florida State University, Regional Medical School Campus - Daytona Beach 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd, Building 600 Ste. 101 Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 386-252-0601 Dr. Dunn is responsible for overseeing the clinical ed-
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ucation for third- and fourth-year medical students at the FSU College of Medicine’s regional campus in Daytona Beach. He works closely with the clerkship directors, the Daytona Beach medical community, and faculty and staff to ensure the quality of the clinical education department. Dr. Dunn was a privatepractice family doctor and medical director for the city of Daytona Beach for more than 14 years. He was valedictorian at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1976 and has been an attending physician with the Halifax Medical Center family medicine residency program since 1993. He also is a United States Soccer Federation-certified referee and coached the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams at Warner Christian Academy from 2002-2007. Dr. Dunn spent 21 years in the Air Force Active Duty and Reserve. He is a Florida Health Care Plan/Blue Cross Blue Shield Advisory Board member.
E Nora Erhart, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition Physician Associates 7350 Sand Lake Commons Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32819 407-351-0804 Dr. Erhart and her staff work daily to provide the highest quality of care for children in a nurturing and compassionate environment. She’s affiliated with many societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and the American College of Gastroenterology and Celiac Foundation. She has been recognized as one of Orlando’s “Top Doctors.”
F Mary Farrell, MD
Chief of Staff Orlando Health 1414 Kuhl Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 321-841-5111 Dr. Farrell grew up in Ireland, where she attended University College Dublin. She earned a medical degree in 1979, and relocated to the United States in 1981. She completed a pediatric residency at Orlando Health and pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. In 1989, Dr. Farrell returned to Orlando for the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children’s opening. Since then, she’s worked as a pediatric intensivist. During the 22 years at Arnold Palmer Hospital, she has been the PICU medical director, vice chairman and subsequently chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.
Airaj Fasiuddin, MD
Division Chief, Ophthalmology Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Dr. Fasiuddin became chief of ophthalmology in January 2013. She came to Nemours from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in New York, where she was a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Dr. Fasiuddin earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Children’s Hospital
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Melvin Field, MD
Surgical Director Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute 25 E. King St. Orlando, FL, 32803 (407) 303-8158 Dr. Field completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Florida, where he was a Florida Academic Scholar, graduated with highest honors, and was selected to the university’s Junior Honors Medical Program. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Field’s areas of clinical interest include endoscopic and minimally invasive cranial and spinal neurosurgery for brain tumors, pituitary tumors and various spinal disorders, complex spinal surgery, Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and surgical management of neurovascular compression syndromes, including trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.
Terri Finkel, MD, PhD
Chair of Pediatrics; Chief Research Officer Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Board-certified in pediatrics, with a subspecialty in
pediatric rheumatology, Dr. Finkel is a national leader in research, with three separate federally-funded areas of research and has published 80 peer-reviewed journal articles. A graduate of Stanford University, she completed her internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and trained as a fellow in pediatric rheumatology and immunology research at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine. Dr. Finkel received her PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from Stanford, and joined Nemours in 2011.
of outpatient services at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial (FHFM) in 2002, providing leadership oversight to the hospital system’s Radiology, Laboratory, Rehab, Cancer Care and Wound Care service lines. In 2005, she was named CNO and has provided nursing leadership to Adventist Health System and Florida Hospital facilities, including FHFM, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Chicago, Ill., and Florida Hospital Kissimmee.
Karen Frenier, RN, ANE
President, South Seminole Hospital President, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital South Seminole Hospital 555 West State Rd 434 Longwood, Florida 32752 407-767-1200 Dr. P. Phillips Hospital 9400 Turkey Lake Road Orlando, Florida 32819 407-351-8500
Regina Flores, MD
Hematology, Internal Medicine, Oncology Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 70 W. Gore Street, #100 Orlando, FL 32806 407-426-8484 Triple board certified, Dr. Flores practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Orlando clinic. After completing medical training at University of Santo Tomas, she completed her internship and residency at the University of Santo Tomas and St. Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sue Fowler, RN, BSN, MBA CNO Florida Hospital Kissimmee 2450 N. Orange Blossom Trail Kissimmee, FL 34744 (407) 846-4343
Appointed president of South Seminole Hospital in November 2012, Frenier’s responsibilities expanded to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in May 2013. Her career began at Orlando Health in 1980 as a staff nurse. Since then, she’s held many significant roles, including assistant nurse manager, nursing operations manager, patient care administrator, executive director, COO and, most recently, vice president of operations for Orlando Regional Medical Center. Karen completed her nursing degree in 1995 from Florida Southern University and received her MBA in 2000 from the University of Phoenix. She is also certified as an Advanced Nursing Executive.
A graduate of the University of Florida College of Nursing, Fowler served as assistant vice president
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Steven L. Frick, MD
Chair of Orthopedic Surgery; Orthopedic Surgery Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 A highly regarded expert in orthopedics, with clinical and research interests in congenital clubfoot, hip dysplasia, limb deformities, neuromuscular diseases and musculoskeletal trauma, Dr. Frick is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his internship, orthopedic surgery residency, and a research fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center. He also completed an additional fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Children’s Hospital San Diego and the University of California at San Diego. Board certified, Dr. Frick joined Nemours in 2012.
Jack Gerkovich, MD, FACOG Obstetrics/Gynecology Physician Associates 867 Outer Road, Suite A Orlando, FL 32814 407-898-6588
Board certified, Dr. Gerkovich completed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Highly respected in his field, he was awarded fellowship by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He teaches in the residency program at Winnie Palmer Hospital and specializes in minimally invasive surgery.
Deborah German, MD
Calvin Gibson, MD
Family Medicine Physician Associates 8793 Commodity Circle Orlando, FL 32819 407-351-8200 A graduate of the University of Florida Medical School, Dr. Gibson completed his residency at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Board certified, he’s married with two children, and practices in the John Young office of Physician Associates.
Vice President for Medical Affairs, UCF; Dean, UCF College of Medicine UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Orlando, Fl 32827 407-266-1000
Administrator Florida Hospital Altamonte 601 E. Altamonte Springs Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 407-303-2200 As senior executive officer, Fulbright oversees Florida Hospital’s North and West markets. He also serves as administrator of Florida Hospital Altamonte, a 340bed, full service, acute-care hospital that cares for approximately 160,000 patients annually. In his 16 years at Florida Hospital, he has served as administrator at Florida Hospital Deland and Florida Hospital Kissimmee, assistant vice president and assistant administrator at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, and assistant to the COO at Florida Hospital.
2006, Dr. German spent a year at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C. as a Petersdorf Scholar in Residence. Many communities and organizations have recognized Dr. German for her contributions and leadership.
Dr. German is vice president for medical affairs at the University of Central Florida and the founding dean of the UCF College of Medicine. A rheumatologist, Dr. German earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She did her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, and then became a Fellow in rheumatic and genetic diseases at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She has served as president and chief executive officer at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville and as associate dean for students and senior associate dean for medical education at Vanderbilt University. Before coming to UCF in
Todd Glass, MD
Division Chief, Emergency Medicine Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Double board certified, Dr. Glass joined Nemours in 2011 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his pediatric residency at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where he later returned for pediatric emergency fellowship training.
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INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Paul A. Goldstein
CFO Orlando Health 1414 Kuhl Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 321-841-5111 Goldstein was appointed to his post in June 2005, and is responsible for accounting and financial reporting, treasury functions, reimbursement and other related functions. He previously served as vice president of finance/CFO from 1996 through 2005. He joined Orlando Health in 1981 and was named director of finance in 1985. Goldstein received a business administration degree from the University of Florida in 1975, and became a CPA while working for Ernst & Young LLP, from 1975 to 1979. He’s a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Health Care Financial Management Association.
Stephen R. Goll, MD
Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery, Adult Spinal Reconstruction Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake St., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 A native of Philadelphia, Penn., Dr. Goll joined the practice after four years as an U.S. Air Force orthopedic surgeon. His last active duty assignment was as Chief of the Spinal Surgery Service at the Wright-Patterson USAF Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Goll is board certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Spinal Surgery. He is a Fellow in
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the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. Dr. Goll has served as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at both Orlando Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital. In addition, he has contributed to numerous professional journals, and has lectured to both national and international audiences on a variety of topics related to spinal surgery. Dr. Goll received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Penn. He completed both his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following completion of his orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Goll completed a one year fellowship in spinal surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital.
Regional Director Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 601 East Altamonte Drive Altamonte, Florida 32701 407-303-2305 Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Inga Gonzalez entered the medical field in 1998, when she founded a medical billing and collections firm in her hometown. She moved to Orlando in 2005 to become the clinic manager for a pain management clinic. The following year, she accepted a position as manager of patient services for the Florida Heart Group, where she developed physician protocols and optimized patient flow for 16 physicians and two nurse practitioners. In early 2009, Gonzalez became office manager for Florida Hematology & Oncology Specialists and Lake County Oncology & Hematology. On August 1, 2011, those practices merged with Florida Cancer Special-
ists; Gonzalez was named director of operations for Region 6 in Central Florida. She is fluent in Russian, having learned the language as part of her heritage.
Ralph Gousse, MD
Medical Oncology, Hematology Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 601 East Altamonte Drive Altamonte, Florida 32701 407-303-2305 Double board certified, Dr. Gousse practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Altamonte, Apopka and Tavares offices. A graduate of the Faculte de Medecine d’Haiti in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Gousse completed his internship and residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens, NY. He returned to New York to complete a fellowship with Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to a thriving medical practice, Since 2004, Dr. Gousse has been heavily involved in humanitarian work in his home country of Haiti. He’s also the president and co-founder of Haiti Help Med Plus Inc., a nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for Haitians. He makes mission trips to Haiti every season with teams of volunteers.
H J. Eric Haas, MD
Vice President of Clinical Affairs Family Physicians Group 6416 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 866-999-3741 Dr. Haas has served since 2009 as medical director
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Jamal A. Hakim, MD,
Interim President and CEO, Anesthesia Orlando Health 1414 Kuhl Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 321-841-5111 Dr. Hakim was appointed to leadership posts in September, 2013. Prior to that, he served as chief of quality/transformation, through which he worked with the health system’s board, leaders and medical staff to develop and implement the organization’s quality plan. Dr. Hakim has served the corporation in various capacities since 1991. He was a member of the pediatric anesthesia team until 1999 and then director of anesthesia for women’s services at Arnold Palmer Medical Center (APMC). He has chaired APMC’s anesthesia department and numerous committees. In 2007, he was elected to the Orlando Health Board of Trustees and the position of vice chief of staff of Orlando Health. In 2009, Dr. Hakim assumed the role of chief of staff. Board certified, he’s an active member of the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. Hakim earned a chemistry degree from Duke University, graduating magna cum laude. He spent summers at Duke’s Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC, studying marine chemistry and biology. He earned a medical degree from Indiana University, and completed an anesthesia residency at the University of Florida.
Lawrence S. Halperin, MD Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake St., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Halperin earned his BS magna cum laude with honors in biological chemistry, at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta (national honor societies) and was named a Tulane Scholar. After graduation, he returned to Brooklyn and earned his MD at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center’s College of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery and an orthopaedic residency at the State University Health Sciences Center and Kings County Medical Center in Brooklyn. He also completed a one-year fellowship in hand surgery at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of SUNY’s Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, NY. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the Orlando Regional Orthopaedic Medical Economic and Outcome Committee and served on Congressman Feeney’s Healthcare Advisory Panel. Dr. Halperin previously served as the Chief of Orthopaedics at Lucerne Medical Center and as a member of the
State of Florida Surgical Neuro-Musculoskeletal Guideline Committee. He has also served on the Orthopaedic Quality Assurance Committee at Orlando Regional Healthcare System and served as co-director of the RSD treatment at Lucerne Medical Center.
Randall W. Hartley
CAO Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Hartley has earned a reputation as a strong administrative and operational leader with experience in complex healthcare settings. He joined the Nemours team from Jacksonville, where he was vice president of operations for St. Vincent’s Physicians Enterprises, a group of 160 physicians manning 45 locations. Before that, he was administrator/COO for St. Luke’s Hospital, also in Jacksonville. Hartley’s interest in healthcare began during his 28-year career in the U.S. Air Force. While serving the military, he directed a multinational healthcare support system for 200,000 personnel from 34 coalition nations.
Maen Abdelkarim Hussein, MD
Internal Medicine, Oncologist, Hematologist Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 110 East North Boulevard East Leesburg, Florida 34748 352-323-8022 Triple board certified, Dr. Hussein practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Leesburg, Tavares and Villages clinics. A graduate of the University of Jordan, he completed internship and residency requirements at Brown University’s Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and a fellowship at Saint Louis University in Missouri. A member of the State Board for the American Cancer Society, he’s also a cancer liaison physician for Florida Hospital Waterman and Leesburg Regional Medical Center cancer programs. In 2010, he received an Outstanding Achievement Award for the CLP position for Leesburg Regional’s cancer program. At Florida Hospital Waterman, he was the inaugural Physician of the Quarter Award recipient.
I George F. Indest III, JD, MPA
President and Managing Partner The Health Law Firm 1101 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 407- 331-6620 Indest is board certified by the Florida Bar in the legal specialty of Health Law. He holds an AV® Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, the highest level attainable by an attorney. According to Martindale-Hubbell, his rating is five of five. Indest is on the executive council of the health law section of the Florida Bar and has chaired the medical/legal committee of the Orange County Bar Association. He received his undergraduate and JD degrees, cum laude, from Tulane University. He was also awarded an LLM degree, with highest honors, from the National Law Center at George Washington University. He teaches, lectures frequently, and serves as an adjunct professor in health law for the Barry University School of Law and University of St. Francis Graduate School. He was voted “Orlando’s Best Health Care Attorney”
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in 2002 by Florida Medical Business in its 12th Annual Mcdical Business Healthcare Awards Program.
General Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Double board certified, Dr. Ivsic specializes in fetal cardiology, pediatric echocardiography and congenital heart disease. A graduate of the University Of Ulm School Of Medicine in Germany, he served an internship in pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, a pediatric residency at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey, and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. From 2007 to 2012, he was the assistant professor of pediatric cardiology and director of fetal echocardiography at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Vasundhara G. Iyengar, MD Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 601 East Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701 407-303-2305
Dr. Iyengar practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Altamonte, Clermont and Villages clinics. A graduate of Bangalore University in India, she completed an internship and residency at Mountainside Hospital in New Jersey, St. Joseph Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and Hackensack Hospital in New Jersey, respectively.
J Wayne Jenkins, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Orlando Health; President, Orlando Health Physician Partners Orlando Health 1414 Kuhl Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 321-841-5111 Dr. Jenkins oversees the Orlando Health Physician Group, the more than 500 employed physicians and residents of Orlando Health, while also leading the executive team responsible for directing clinical integration and creating an Orlando Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Dr. Jenkins is a member of the Orlando Health board strategy and quality committees and is a board member of MD Anderson Cancer Center-Orlando. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, completed radiation oncology training at the University of Virginia, and earned a master’s degree in healthcare policy and administration from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Craig Johnson, MO
Director of Interventional Radiology Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Dr. Johnson developed his interest in minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases at Akron Children’s Hospital, during his residency training under the mentorship of Dr. Marilyn Goske. He pursued pediatric diagnostic interventional radi-
ology training at Harvard Medical School-Boston Children’s Hospital, where he developed a passion for vascular anomalies, musculoskeletal intervention and associated imaging. Most recently, he served as director of interventional radiology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where he built one of the nation’s largest pediatric interventional practices. In 2012, he received the magna cum laude award from the American Society of Neuroradiology for expertise in head/neck vascular malformations. He is the first dual fellowship.
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Jesse Johnson, MD
Served as Chief of Staff, Central Florida Regional Hospital Primary Care Center at Lake Mary 4106 West Lake Mary Blvd, Suite 100 Lake Mary, FL 32746 407-333-2273 Dr. Jesse Johnson grew up in Orlando and was among the first UCF students to attend the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency and internship were at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He’s a member of the American College of Physicians, Florida Medical Association and the Seminole County Medical Association. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing in the Central Florida area for two decades.
Craig P. Jones, MD
Specializing in Orthopaedic Oncology, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake St., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., Dr. Jones attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and then completed his degree in chemistry summa cum laude at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his general surgery internship at Baylor’s Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Jones completed a 1-year residency in orthopaedic pathology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Hospitals and a fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City and at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Jones is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Orange County Medical Society. He has published articles in a variety of professional journals.
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INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Lee A. Johnson
Vice President of Physician Strategic Development, Medical Staff Services, Research, Orthopaedic Institute, Medical Education, Risk Management, Accreditation Services and Healthcare Spirituality Florida Hospital 601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803 407-303-1700 In nearly 30 years at Florida Hospital, Johnson has served as assistant vice president for Florida Hospital Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Institute, and Outpatient Services. She earned a degree in audiology and speech pathology from Creighton University in Nebraska, and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Houston in Texas. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.
Mark A. Jones
Senior Vice President, Orlando Health; President, Orlando Regional Medical Center Orlando Regional Medical Center 1414 Kuhl Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 321-841-5111 Jones’ career with Orlando Health began in 1986 as an administrative resident. Since then, he has served as Project Director for Arnold Palmer Hospital (APH), Administrator for Support Services, and Orlando Health director of government relations. Between 1993 and 1998, Jones pursued opportunities outside of the organization in healthcare sales, outpatient imaging management and consulting. He returned to Orlando Health as Project Director for the expansion of APH. In 2003, Jones was named administrator of clinical support and business development for Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) and Lucerne Hospital. In 2005, he was named COO. Jones was appointed vice president of operations for ORMC and Lucerne Hospital in 2006.
K Louis Katz
Administrator Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute 2415 N. Orange Ave Orlando FL 32804 407-303-2822 Katz provides oversight and strategic direction for the FHDI, including the education programs and research affiliation with the Florida Hospital-Sanford-Burnham Translational Research Institute and community partnerships. He has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology, process improvement and healthcare operations leadership. He received a business degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.
Keith Kim, MD
Medical Director Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute Florida Hospital Celebration Health 400 Celebration Place Celebration, FL 34747 407- 303-4425 Board certified in general surgery with a focus in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, Dr. Kim is an internationally respected bariatric specialist. He has performed more than 2,000 bariatric surgeries.
Scott D. Klioze, MD,
Interventional Radiologist, Officer Volusia County Medical Society Radiology Associates 1673 Mason Avenue, Ste. 305 Daytona Beach, FL 32117 386-274-7118 Dr. Scott Klioze is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist with Radiology Associates, P.A. and the Medical Director of the Florida Endovascular Specialists located in Daytona Beach. Dr. Klioze is the author/host of Modern Medicine, an informational healthcare series targeting the community at large, produced by WDSCTV15. Additionally, he is the host of a weekly taped radio show, The Doctor is In, that reaches community members in Volusia and Flagler counties and points beyond. You can hear the show every Saturday morning on WNZD News Radio at 8:30 AM. Dr. Klioze is the current Treasurer of the Volusia County Medical Society and recently represented the VCMS as a delegate at the Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting held in Orlando, FL. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology; the Florida Radiological Society, and the Radiological Society of North America. He earned his undergraduate degree in engineering from Virginia Tech; earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and completed his Residency and Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Florida.
CEO Osceola Regional Medical Center 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266 In July, Krieger was named CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center. He previously served as CEO of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, HCA’s Orange Park Medical Center, Humana Hospital Biscayne in Miami, and Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky. The New Jersey native earned an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Florida State University. Krieger’s priority at Osceola Regional is to continue facilitating a smooth leadership transition by building collaborative working relationships with the medical staff, senior leadership team and employees. In addition, Krieger’s goal is to help Osceola Regional build on its reputation of high-quality care and patient satisfaction.
L Kenneth Liechty, MD
Chair of Surgery Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 An internationally recognized fetal surgeon and surgical researcher, Dr. Liechty’s research includes fetal surgery and wound healing. He has received several National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and has published more than 60 manuscripts. He has received many national accolades for his work, including the Franklin H. Martin Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons. He completed fellowships in pediatric surgery, pediatric surgery research, and fetal surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.
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Heather Long, MSN, BA, RN CNO Florida Hospital Altamonte Florida Hospital Northwest Market 601 East Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701 407-303-2200
With more than two decades of nursing experience, Long provides leadership in the planning and achievement of strategic initiatives, patient experience, quality outcomes and team engagement. She joined the Florida Hospital Altamonte team in 2007 and in 2010, was promoted to CNO.
Michael R. Lowe
Managing Partner Michael R. Lowe, PA 2180 West State Road 434, Suite 1124 Longwood, FL 32779 407-332-6353 A board-certified health law attorney, Lowe concentrates his Florida-based law practice on representing physicians and physician group practices in business, transactional, litigation, professional licensure, regulatory, operational and administrative matters. The practice includes issues of Stark II, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, managed care contracting, compliance, Medicare/Medicaid matters, physician employment agreements and medical malpractice defense. Mr. Lowe is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is also a member of the Georgia Bar and past chair of the Medical/Legal Committee of the Orange County Bar Association.
M Atul Madan, MD
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Adult Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine Osceola Regional Medical Center Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266 One of the first cardiologists in Central Florida to perform three STEMI procedures through the radial approach, Dr. Madan has performed more than 3,500 invasive cardiac procedures. Board certified in five specialties, he completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and earned an MBA.
Inna Makievsky, RN
CNE St. Cloud Regional Medical Center 2906 17th Street St. Cloud, Florida 34769 407-892-2135 Inna Makievsky, RN, Chief Nursing Executive at St. Cloud Regional is a strong advocate for continuing nursing education. In November 2012 she was awarded Nurse of the Year for Central Florida by the March of Dimes in the Leadership/Executive category.
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A graduate of Temple University Medical School, Dr. Martich completed her family medicine residency at McKeesport Hospital in Pennsylvania. Since 1980, she has been married to Dr. John Bickerton of Physician Associates. Recognized as one of the “Top Doctors” in Orlando, she is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP).
Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS
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Dr. Martin is a vascular specialist with over 30 years of experience. His educational background includes a BA from Yale University, an MD from Duke University, a general surgery residency at New York Hospital-Cornell, and a vascular fellowship at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was the first fellowship trained vascular surgeon in Central Florida. A founder and former head of the Central Florida Wound Care Center, Dr. Martin developed an interest in venous disease. On staff at Florida Hospital and Orlando Health, Dr. Martin is past president of the Florida Vascular Society, and a representative of the Florida Vascular Society. Board certified in phlebology, he is a member of numerous regional and national vascular societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery, Southern Association of Vascular Surgery, International Society of Vascular Surgery, American College of Phlebology and the Society of Vascular Ultrasound. by the American Board of Phlebology.
Patrick Mathias, MD, FACC , FCCP, FACAI , FACP
Cardiologist; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist Osceola Regional Medical Center; Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266 Dr. Mathias has practiced cardiology locally for the past 25 years. He attended medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore Medical College and is Board Certified in Advanced Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, and is highly experienced with Impella Therapy.
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INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Gail Meece, R.T. (R)(CT) (MR)
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical in New Hampshire, University of Virginia, and University of Vermont. He received clinical fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His clinical and research areas of expertise include concussion and surgical procedures for craniosynostosis.
G. Grady McBride, MD
Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Surgery, Scoliosis, Adult Spinal Reconstruction Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake St., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, and later studied biomedical engineering at the University of Utah, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences. Dr. McBride also completed a one-year John H. Moe Spinal Fellowship at Twin Cities Scoliosis Center in Minneapolis. He is board certified by the American College of Spine Surgery. Because of his training, he has chosen to specialize in the surgical treatment of cervical and lumbar spinal disorders including scoliosis. He is a member of the Florida Orthopaedic Society, the Scoliosis Research Association and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. McBride has also served as chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lucerne Medical Center and Florida Hospital Orlando.
Michael D. McCleary MD
Primary Sports Medicine Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake Str., Ste 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 Dr. McCleary joined the staff and physicians of Orlando Orthopaedic Center in August 2007. He attended the Medical College of Ohio for his medical degree before completing a residency in Pediatrics at Akron’s Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Akron, Ohio. It was at ACH where he completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. McCleary gave his time and expertise toward numerous sporting events including MAC and Big East Conference Championships in various collegiate sports. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Michael Meares, MD
Medical Director- CMS ACO Physician Associates 8793 Commodity Circle Orlando, FL 32819 407.351.8200
Director of Operations Physician Associates 235 N. Westmonte Drive Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714 407-389-5304 Gail Meece, Director of Operations, oversees all clinical and operational functions to ensure high-quality services, efficiency, and cost-effective management. Other duties include planning, developing, and implementing strategies for generating new revenue for the company. She leads enhancement of ancillary services, including mobile diagnostics and laboratory services. She reports directly to the COO, where together their goal is to continuously assess and improve the company’s performance. Gail previously worked as the Director of Operations for one of the largest multi-modality outpatient radiology facilities in Orlando, Florida. She is a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) and the American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT).
Barbara D. Meeks, RN, MSN, MBA
Chief Nursing Executive Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Meeks has 30 years of experience in healthcare, as nurse, professor of nursing and advocate for excellence in pediatric medicine. Her record of leadership, including the national recognition she attracted for patient- and family-centered care while at the MCG Health Children’s Medical Center in Georgia, make her an ideal fit for NCH. Meeks is passionate about helping children and their families and active in professional groups that seek to raise standards for children’s healthcare.
Victor W. Melgen, MD
Internal Medicine; Oncologist; Hematologist Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 917 Rinehart Road, Suite 2041 Lake Mary, Florida 32764 407-804-6133 Bard certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, Victor Melgen, MD, practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Lake Mary Rinehart and Orange City clinics. A graduate with honors of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Heriquez Urena in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Melgen completed his internship, residency and fellowships in hematology and oncology at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Veterans Hospital and Sylvester Cancer Center. His research interests include chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic treatments of lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphomas and adult leukemias.
David Milov, MD
A graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, Michael Meares, MD, completed his residency in Family Practice at the Memorial Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Florida. Meares is board certified in Family Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the American Medical Association.
Chief Medical Information Officer Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Dr. Milov managed the development of Nemours Children’s Clinic EHR more than 10 years ago, leading to the Stage 7 Award from HIMSS. Milov, a pediatric gastroenterologist, and his team developed innovations such as an Internet-based tool for patients’ parents to securely access their children’s medical records.
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His outside work includes research support to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to enhance the organization’s quality measures. Milov was just named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Clinical Informaticists. Milov completed his residency training in pediatrics and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Florida’s Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Gastroenterology.
Kottapurath Moideen, MD Oncologist; Hematologist Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 917 Rinehart Road, Suite 2041 Lake Mary, Florida 32764 407-804-6133
Board certified in medical oncology and hematology, Kottapurath Moideen, MD, practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Lake Mary Rinehart and Orange City clinics. A graduate of Calicut Medical College in India, he completed his internship and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and a fellowship at Louisiana State University.
Daniel R. Monette, MD
Team Doctor, University of Central Florida North Seminole Family Practice 2209 South French Avenue Sanford, FL 32771 407-321-4230 Dr. Monette is a Board Certified Family Practice physician who received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Medical School. After which he completed Family Practice training in Phoenix, Arizona and then went on to a fellowship at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was during this time that Monette began pursuing his medical passion, sports medicine. He has continued his sports medicine involvement as the team physician for the University of Central Florida, Seminole Community College and Seminole High School. He has been serving Central Florida patients for over ten years.
Manette Monroe, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Assistant Professor of Pathology UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Orlando, Fl 32827 407-266-1000 A lifelong horsewoman, Dr. Monroe is leading a community effort to build a nationally accredited equine-assisted therapy program in Osceola County, to treat combat veterans. In conjunction with Heavenly Hoofs and S.A.D.L.E.S. of Umatilla, Dr Monroe created Horses and Heroes, equestrian therapy for veterans with amputations, brain injuries and posttraumatic stress disorder and his conducting scientific research on the impact of such therapies.
Chairman, Orlando Health Board of Directors Orlando Health 1414 Kuhl Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 321-841-5111 Dianna Morgan retired in September 2001 following a 30-year career with the Walt Disney World Co. While with Disney, she served as Sr. Vice President of Public Affairs, with responsibility for Media Relations, Government Relations and The Disney Institute and as Sr. Vice President of Human Resources during which
INCHARGE HEALTHCARE time Walt Disney World was recognized as the largest single site employer in the country. Dianna was appointed to the University of Florida Board of Trustees in 2001 by Governor Jeb Bush. She was elected Vice Chair in 2001 and she served as Chairman from 2007 through 2009. Her current corporate board involvement includes service as a member of the Board of Directors for CNL Bancshares, Inc., Chesapeake Utilities Corp., a Delaware-based company, Hersha Hospitality Trust and Marriott Vacations Worldwide. Previously she served on the Board of Directors for CNL Hotels and Resorts Inc. At the time of her retirement, Disney created a special award recognizing her love for her community, The Dianna Morgan Children’s Champion Award, to be presented each year to an organization exemplifying outstanding service to children. She is also a recipient of Leadership Orlando’s Distinguished Service Award, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Glass Ceiling Award and the Downtown Development Board Award for contribution to the arts. Dianna received her BA in Organizational Communications from Rollins College where she was named its 2000 Alumna of the Year.
Peter T. Morrow, MD Internist St. Cloud Regional Medical Center 2906 17th St. St. Cloud, FL 34769 407-892-2135
at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver Colorado. Dr. Morrow was in private practice prior to joining St. Cloud Medical Group in 1994. Dr. Morrow is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. Morrow is also very community-oriented, serving as Medical Director for the only free medical clinic in the City of St. Cloud, FL.
team of seven hospitalists serving all hospital systems in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Muttreja and PHP hospitalists work closely with outpatient physician sat FPG to provide efficient and timely care to Central Florida residents.
George Mychaskiw II, DO Chair of Anesthesiology Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000
Natalie Munoz-Sievert, MD, FACOG Obstetrics/Gynecology Physician Associates 4137 Hunter’s Park Lane Orlando, FL 32837 407.304.1730
A graduate of the Florida State University School of Medicine, Natalie Muñoz-Sievert, MD, completed her residency in Winnie Palmer Hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynecology department. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Natalie is originally from Nicaragua, and speaks both English and Spanish fluently.
Mychaskiw came to Nemours in 2012 from Philadelphia, where he was Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at Drexel University College of Medicine and Clinical Service Chief of Anesthesia at Hahnemann University Hospital. An avid medical researcher, he is interested in pre-anesthesia evaluations, pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, transesophageal echocardiology, and the potential of hyperbaric medicine in treating children, including newborns. Dr. Mychaskiw was an intern, resident and fellow in both cardiac and pediatric anesthesiology at Yale University.
Sanjay Muttreja, MD
Dr. Morrow, a Board Certified Internist, received his undergraduate degree from University of South Florida graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Dr. Morrow received his medical degree from the University of Miami. He then served his residency in Internal Medicine
Wendy Myers, MD
Medical Director Physicians Hospitalist Partners 6350 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32818 888-281-3380
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Dr. Sanjay Muttreja is board certified in Internal Medicine with over 20 years of medical experience. Recently appointed Medical Director for Physicians Hospitalists Partners (PHP), Dr. Muttreja oversees a
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N Ramamoorthy Nagasubramanian, MD Division Chief Hematology and Oncology Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000
Dr. Ramamoorthy Nagasubramanian treats children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. He has special interests in leukemia, brain tumors, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia and clinical drug development. Known to his patients as Dr. Naga, Dr. Nagasubramanian did his medical training in India, and completed a residency in pediatrics at Apollo Hospital, Chennai. He moved to Chicago for
a second residency in pediatrics and completed a double fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology and clinical pharmacology at University of Chicago Medicine hospitals. Dr. Nagasubramanian is boardcertified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology. He is the division chief of pediatric hematology-oncology at Nemours Children’s Hospital and the principal investigator of clinical trials in pediatric cancer, sickle cell anemia and hemophilia.
Program at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., where he served as Co-Director and Primary Transplant Surgeon. Dr. Nibhanupudy was Chief Resident at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. It was at UCSD that he completed his fellowship training in abdominal transplant surgery. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington D.C.
Philip Ndum, MD
61 Memorial Medical Parkway, Suite 2818 Palm Coast, FL, 32164 385-586-2889
Board certified in oncology, hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Philip Ndum, MD practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Palm Coast clinic. After completing his medical training at University of Benin, School of Medicine, Benin City, Nigeria, Ndum completed his internship at University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri. and residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri.
Bobby Nibhanupudy, MD
Medical Director Abdominal Transplant Services Florida Hospital Transplant Institute 2415 N. Orange Ave., Suite 700 Orlando, FL 32804 407-303-2474 Dr. Bobby Nibhanupudy is a board certified surgeon experienced in kidney and pancreas transplant and laparoscopic surgeries. He joined the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute from the Kidney Transplant
Gregory P. Ohe, FACHE President, Health Central Health Central Hospital 10000 West Colonial Dr Ocoee, Fl 34761 407-296-1000
In June 2012, Greg Ohe was promoted to President of Health Central, a 400 bed healthcare system located in Ocoee, Florida, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President at Health Central from 2004 - 2012. Prior to this position he was a Vice President with Bon Secours – Venice Healthcare in Venice, Florida from 2001 –2004. He served as the Vice President of Operations for Bay Medical Center in Panama City and was a member of senior management with Ascension Health-Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has served as the President of the Central Florida Healthcare Executive group and as a member of Community Advisory Committee for the Health Services Administration program at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Angela Merzenich establishes practice in Lake Mary
THE DOCTOR Is In. After years of treating patients in Arizona, Dr. Angela Mer zenich has moved to Central Florida and established her practice in Lake Mary. She is Board Certified in family medicine and is especially interested in women’s health. Her practice accepts Florida Health Care Plans, Florida Blue, self-pay patients and other insurances.
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Assistant Professor, UCF the College of Medicine; Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Sports Medicine UCF Pegasus Health 3400 Quadrangle Blvd. Orlando, FL 32817 407-266-DOCS (3627) Dr. Leonardo Oliveira is a member of the UCF Pegasus Health leadership team. His research interests include wellness, disease prevention, running injuries and exercise performance. He earned his MD from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil. Dr. Oliveira completed his residency with distinction at the Cleveland Clinic, having participated in the Clinical Scholars Program, where he also completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Sr. Vice President of Nemours, CEO of Nemours Children’s Hospital Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Oxendale is a nationally recognized health care executive. Prior to joining Nemours in 2010, he served as CEO of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. There, he guided the construction of a new, technologically advanced children’s hospital that opened in 2009. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 10 best children’s hospitals in the country. It was also named top digital children’s hospital in the nation by KLAS, an independent organization that monitors health care technology and performance.
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George Palmer, MD
Sampath Parthasarathy, PhD, MBA
Surgical Director Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute 601 E. Rollins Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 407-303-5600 Palmer graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. He completed his residencies in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Palmer is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Amish M. Parikh, MD, FACC
670 N. Orlando Ave, Suite 1003 Maitland Florida, 32751 407-622-0793
Interim Associate Dean for Research, Florida Hospital Chair in Cardiovascular Science UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Orlando, Fl 32827 407-266-1000 Dr. Parthasarathy leads the College of Medicine’s research efforts. An internationally known cardiovascular scientist and a recognized expert in lipids, Dr. Parthasarathy is credited with the co-discovery of a major cardiovascular concept – the fact that oxidized LDL cholesterol blocks arterial vessels in the heart. His areas of interest include arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular nutrition and heart failure and he had received over 23,000 citations of his research findings.
Vipul Patel, MD
Dr. Parikh attended the University of Miami for undergraduate studies and the University of South Florida for medical school. He returned to Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital for residency and to the University of Florida-Shands Hospital, Jacksonville for a cardiology fellowship. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in cardiovascular diseases as well as nuclear medicine. He has privileges at Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Systems. He is active on the Orange County Medical Society Board of Trustees, Central
Medical Director Global Robotics Institute 410 Celebration Place, Suite 200 Celebration, FL 34747 866-923-2863 Dr. Vipul Patel currently serves as the medical director of the urologic oncology program for the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. He holds an appointment at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine as Professor of Urology. He also has honorary titles as Professor at the Russian Academy of Sciences, at the University of Milan and the University of Korea School Of Medicine. Patel attended medical school at Baylor
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Andrew Payer, PhD
specializes in minimally invasive surgery and teaches in Winnie Palmer Hospital’s residency program. Peppy earned his medical degree from the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He has been awarded Fellowship with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has also been named one of Orlando’s “Top Doctors”.
Professor of Anatomy UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Orlando, Fl 32827 407-266-1000 Dr. Payer runs the college’s state-of-the-art anatomy lab that features technology being used for the first time anywhere in the world. During his 35 years in medical education, Payer has focused on bringing innovation and hybrid medical curricula to the training of young physicians. Under Dr. Payer’s leadership, the UCF became one of three medical schools in Florida that is state-approved to receive willed bodies to train medical students and local physicians.
Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Orlando Health 1414 Kuhl Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 321-841-5111 Peach was appointed Vice President of Nursing in May 2005. She also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Chief Nursing Officer for Orlando Regional Healthcare and Executive Director of Orlando Regional Sand Lake Hospital. Mrs. Peach holds an advanced certification in nursing administration from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Seton Hall University. She joined the Corporation in 1983 and has held various positions including director of Corporation Education and chairperson of the Corporation’s Nursing Council. Mrs. Peach also served as a business partner and faculty member of the Department of Nursing at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. She is published in Brunner and Suddath’s Textbook of Medical and Surgical Nursing and is active in a variety of professional and community organizations locally and nationally, serving in different elected roles.
Howard Pelteson, MD
Chief of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Care Coordination/Utilization Physician Associates 800 N. Maitland Ave Maitland, FL 32751 407-660-7010 A graduate of Ohio State University, Howard Pelteson, MD, completed his residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Pelteson is board certified in Pediatrics, and serves as both the Chief of Pediatrics and Medical Director of Care Coordination/Utilization at Physician Associates. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Theron Pettit, MD Internal Medicine Physician Associates Hunters Creek
4137 Hunter’s Park Lane Orlando, Florida 32837 407-304-1710 Board certified in Internal Medicine, NCQA Heart/ Stroke and NCQA Diabetes, and an American College of Physicians Fellow, Theron Pettit, MD, joined Physician Associates after graduating from medical school at Uniformed Services University in Maryland, and completing residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Both of his parents died after long, difficult battles with cancer. His philosophy when counseling patients is to recall what it felt like to make difficult decisions, whether discussing a relatively straightforward medical issue or a more complicated health problem.
Assistant Director, Communications & Public Affairs UCF Pegasus Health 3400 Quadrangle Blvd. Orlando, FL 32817 407-266-DOCS (3627) Karen Phillips is the Assistant Director for Communications & Public Affairs at UCF Pegasus Health. During her 20+ years of experience, she has worked in organizations like The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Karen is a past president of the Houston Professional Chapter of Women in Communications, as well as the Central Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Raaj K. Popli, MD
Gastroenterologist, Internal Medicine, President Seminole County Medical Society Digestive Disease Consultants 623 Maitland Avenue, Suite 2200 Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701 407-830-8661 Raaj K. Popli is originally from Virginia where he completed his undergraduate and medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He then attended the University of South Florida, where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has lived in Florida for over fifteen years. Dr. Popli has interests in all areas of gastroenterology, with special interests in colon cancer screening, gastro-esophageal reflux disease and biliary/liver disorders. He has been practicing gastroenterology with Digestive Disease Consultants in Altamonte Springs for over nine years, and has been a member of Seminole County Medical Society for almost the same amount of time. Dr. Popli has had the privilege of working on the SCMS Executive Committee for several years, and has participated in a number of the Society’s activities including several trips to Tallahassee for the Legislative Sessions.
Terry Peppy, MD, FACOG
Richard Pratley, MD
Chief of OB/GYN Physician Associates 7472 Docs Grove Circle Orlando, FL 32819 407-381-7336
Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and da Vinci robotic surgery, Terrence Peppy, MD, FACOG,
Medical Director Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute 2415 N. Orange Ave Orlando FL 32804 407-303-2822
Pratley serves as the Medical Director of the Florida
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Hospital Diabetes Institute and is a senior faculty member of the Florida Hospital-Sanford-Burnham Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. Dr. Pratley previously served as head of the Diabetes and Metabolism Unit of the National Institute of Health Clinical Diabetes and Nutrition. He has led many large-scale investigations including NIH and pharmaceutical company sponsored studies. As an active member of many professional societies he regularly presents at national and international meetings.
Q James Quinn, MD
Former Chief of Staff and member of the Board of Trustees, Central Florida Regional Hospital North Seminole Family Practice
2209 South French Avenue Sanford, FL 32771 407- 321-4230
Dr. Quinn is a Board Certified Family Practice physician who received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Quinn then completed his residency at the Naval Aerospace Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, Florida, prior to providing his medical expertise as both a clinical instructor and supervisor. He has held numerous prestigious medical positions, including Chief of Staff and a member of the Board of Trustees at Central Florida Regional Hospital, and has over thirty years’ service in the Central Florida region.
Sonya Quintana, RN, BSN, MHA, CCRN
Chief Nursing Officer Osceola Regional Medical Center 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266 As Chief Nursing Officer, Sonya Quintana is directly responsible for the planning, coordination and direction of nursing care and nursing practice at Osceola Regional Medical Center. She started her career with Hospital Corporation of America in 1993. Quintana received a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
R Seela Ramesh, MD
Internal Medicine/ Gastroenterology 100 N. Dean Rd., Suite 101 Orlando, Florida 32825 407-384-7388
Dr. Ramesh attended Medical College of Virginia, known worldwide for the gastroenterology and hepatology programs. His interests include advanced and therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), as well as various liver diseases. Dr. Ramesh received advanced training in ERCP and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). Dr. Ramesh is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and Crohn’s Colitis Foundation (CCF).
INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Ronald R Rasmussen, MD
Surgeon Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 305 Memorial Medical Pkwy, Ste 209 Daytona Beach, FL 32117 386-231-3520 Dr. Rasmussen was born in Santa Barbara, California. He attended the University of California where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Mathematics. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and his medical degree from Michigan State University. During his studies at UCLA, Dr. Rasmussen spent three years in medical research at the UCLA School of Medicine. While there, he was responsible for ground breaking research in atherosclerosis. Dr. Rasmussen completed his general surgery residency at Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Corporation. He received the GRAMEC Day Trauma Research Award. Dr. Rasmussen was named Chief of Surgery at Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial. Recently he has been named the 2013-2014 Chief of Staff at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. He is board-certified. Prior to joining Florida Hospital Memorial System, Lt. Commander Rasmussen served in the United States Navy as a General Surgeon at the Naval Ambulatory Care Center in Groton, Connecticut. During his tenure, he was deployed to the Middle East where he practiced general surgery with specialists from other countries. He was awarded medals such as the National Defense Medal and the Naval and Marine Corp Commendation Medal.
Nirav Raval, MD
Medical Director Cardiothoracic Transplant Services Florida Hospital Transplant Institute 2415 N. Orange Ave., Suite 700 Orlando, FL 32804 407-303-2474 Dr. Raval provides leadership and oversight over the heart and lung transplant, advanced heart failure and LVAD programs. Coming from Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta, Dr. Raval served as medical director and started a robust cardiac transplant and LVAD program, which grew to one of the top 15 programs in the country after only two years. In addition to his medical director role, Dr. Raval is also a transplant cardiologist treating advanced heart failure, transplant and LVAD patients.
Monica Reed, MD
Administrator Florida Hospital Celebration Health 400 Celebration Place Celebration, FL 34747 (407) 303-4000 As a physician, speaker, author, and CEO of Florida Hospital’s state-of-the-art facility Celebration Health, Dr. Reed has dedicated her professional career to promoting health, healing, and wellness. A graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a member of the board her alma mater from 2007-2011, Reed formerly served as Florida Hospital’s chief medical officer and the associate director of Florida Hospital’s Family Practice Residency program. She has been on the national stage as a medical news reporter for network affiliates in Alabama and Florida. In 2007, Reed authored The Creation Health BREAKTHROUGH, a comprehensive book focused on 8 principles of healthy
living, and is co-author of the New Mom’s Guide to Life With Baby, and 8 Secrets of A Healthy 100.
Bryan L. Reuss, MD
Orthopedic Surgery; Sports Medicine Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake Street, Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 Dr. Reuss earned his MD with Honors from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. While in medical school, he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and served as class president for all four years of medical school. Following his residency, he pursued additional training in Sports Medicine by completing an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship with the University of Cincinnati/Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine group. While there, he served as Assistant Team Physician to the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and the University of Cincinnati’s football and basketball programs, as well as a physician to the ATP Masters Series of the Professional Tennis Tour. He also serves as a physician for Cirque du Soleil, USA Rugby, and USA Boxing.
Sarah J. Rodriguez, MD
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munity Hospital. During his tenure there, he developed a financial analysis and strategic focus for Community Hospital’s transition to a $210 million replacement hospital named Medical Center of Trinity. He was also instrumental in the launch of a Computerized Physician Order Entry system and in establishing a free-standing psychiatric facility on the hospital campus. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and economics from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Jeffrey P. Rosen, MD
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Specializing in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake St., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500
Healthcare Attorney Rodziewicz Law, PL 116 East Granada Blvd., Suite 201 Ormond Beach, Florida 32176 386-232-8824 Dave Rodziewicz practices Business & Employment law, including representation of healthcare practices, from his offices in Ormond Beach, Florida and throughout the state. He is licensed to practice law in Florida & Washington, D.C. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts of the Middle District of Florida. Prior to practicing law, Dave was a KPMG Consulting Partner with over 25 years of experience in Executive Management, Human Resources, Restructuring and Reengineering. He has also managed a successful private consulting firm specializing in Restructuring and Business Turnarounds.
Mark Roh, MD
President, MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando 1400 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, Florida 32806 407-648-3800 Dr. Mark Roh became President of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando in May 2012. Roh is an internationally renowned liver cancer surgeon who has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1992. He has also been named among the top one percent of physicians in the nation by US News & World Report and is on the American Cancer Society’s Florida Board of Directors. Roh received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He fulfilled a clinical and research fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center in New York. Previously, he served for 10 years as chief of Liver Tumor Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He also graduated from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business with a master’s degree in Medical Management in 2007. Additionally, he has served in numerous leadership positions in international oncology organizations. Since 1994, Roh has served as the executive editor of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. He has also been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1992.
A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Rosen received his BS from the University of Maryland and his MD degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery and internal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Rosen is a member of the American Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Robert P. Kelly Orthopaedic Society. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, a select group of orthopedists from across the United States dedicated to the progress and innovations in the care of hip and knee arthritis. Dr. Rosen is on active staff of Orlando Regional Health Care System. Throughout the year, Dr. Rosen gives frequent lectures and presentations to physicians as well as other healthcare professionals. In the expanding world of hip and knee prostheses, Dr. Rosen continues to remain at the forefront in the field of joint replacement.
Steven Rosenberg, MD
President, Orange County Medical Society Allergy & Asthma Associates of Central Florida 685 Palm Springs Dr., Suite 1E Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701 407-331-6244 Dr Rosenberg is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology as well as The American Board of Pediatrics. He received the Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. And completed a residency in Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Fellowship in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rosenberg has held positions as President of the Central Florida Pediatric Society, at the Florida Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society, and on the medical staff at Florida Hospital. In addition, Dr. Rosenberg has held the position of Chairman, Department of Pediatrics at Florida Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the American Academy of Allergy & Immunology and the Florida Allergy and Immunology Society.
Lucille Ryerson, MHA, BSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer Winter Park Memorial Hospital 200 N. Lakemont Avenue Winter Park, FL 32792 407-646-7000
Glenn G. Romig
Chief Financial Officer Osceola Regional Medical Center 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266 Romig arrives at Osceola from New Port Richey, Florida, where he spent 10 years as CFO for Com-
Lucille Ryerson was formerly a Navy nurse and as CNO with Winter Park Memorial continues to provide service to patients, and support and development of the hospital’s nursing staff. She oversees direct patient care activities and implements a variety of facility and system initiatives. She’s active in professional associations including, American Nurses Association
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(ANA), Florida Nurses Association (FNA), American Organization of Nurse Executive’s (AONE), Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (FONE), Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Florida Council of Operating Room Nurses(FCORN) and the Navy Nurse Corps Association (NNCA). She also serves as an advisor for the Orlando Technical Community College: ORT(Operating room Technician) School.
S Padmaja Sai, MD
61 Memorial Medical Parkway, Suite 2812 Palm Coast, FL 32164 385-586-2889
Board certified in oncology and hematology Dr. Padmaja Sai, MD, practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Palm Coast clinic. Sai completed her medical training and residency at Brooklyn University Hospital, Brooklyn, New York.
Shemin Saferali, MD
917 Rinehart Rd., Suite 2041 Lake Mary, FL 32746 407-804-6133
Board certified in internal medicine, oncology and hematology, Dr. Shemin Saferali, MD practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Lake Mary Rinehart. Orange City and Deland clinics. After completing her medical training at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Saferali completed her internship at SUNY, Stony Brook University Hospital Stony Brook. New York.
Aida Sanchez-Jimenez, MD, CHCQM, FACP
Chief Medical & Academic Officer Osceola Regional Medical Center 700 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-2266 Aida Sanchez-Jimenez, MD was named the first Chief Medical & Academic Officer for Osceola Regional Medical Center in June 2012. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency Program at Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and her Doctor of Medicine from the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has seven different certifications and licensures, including a Certification in Health Care Quality Management. In addition, she is a member of the Florida Medical Association and board certified in internal medicine until 2020.
Mark E. Sand, MD
Chief of Staff, Orlando Health Orlando Health 1414 Kuhl Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 321-841-5111 Mark E. Sand, MD, has served in various leadership positions during his 15-year history with the healthcare organization. Dr. Sand has served the Central Florida community in private practice as a surgeon with Cardiovascular Surgeons, P.A., since 1997. Board certified
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Administrator Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute 2415 N. Orange Ave Orlando FL 32804
Clifton Scott serves as the Administrator for the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute (FHDI). In this role, Clifton is responsible for day to day oversight and strategic direction of the FHDI to include the education programs, physician practice operations, and community partnerships. Clifton has over 5 years of experience in Strategic Planning, Business Development, and healthcare operations leadership. Clifton obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Business from Andrews University and his MHA from Indiana University.
Richard Sandler, MD
Division Chief, Gastroenterology Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Dr. Richard Sandler joined Nemours from Chicago, where he served as Associate Chairman for Research and Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush University. His medical degree and pediatrics
residency were at the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. Dr. Sandler is board certified in pediatrics and in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition after completing a clinical and research fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a research fellowship at the Clinical Research Center, Whitaker College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Sandler has been a principal or co-investigator on over a dozen federally funded research projects, has authored over 90 medical publications, and has been awarded 10 U.S. patents for his medical inventions.
Randy S. Schwartzberg, MD
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery; Board Certified in Sports Medicine Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake Str., Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 Since beginning his practice of orthopaedics, Dr. Schwartzberg has become extensively involved in the sports medicine in Central Florida as team physician for pro and local amateur teams as well as Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba. On a national level, Dr. Schwartzberg has served as a sports medicine consultant for Major League Soccer and NFL Europe. He currently serves on the NFL Neutral Physician Panel. He serves as Clinical Faculty for the University Central Florida College of Medicine and is also the Director of Sports Medicine Education for the Orlando Health orthopaedic surgery residency program. Dr. Schwartzberg is a member of the American Acad-
emy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida School of Medicine, Teaching physician, Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency and Family Practice Residence (MD and DO) programs 100 N. Dean Rd., Suite 101 Orlando, Florida 32825 407-384-7388 Dr. Seela moved to Orlando, after finishing his fellowship in gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine. His interests include advanced and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, colorectal cancer screening, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), metabolic and other liver disorders. Dr. Seela is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and Crohn’s Colitis Foundation (CCF). In addition to being an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine, he is also a teaching attending physician at both the Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency and Family Practice Residence (MD and DO) programs.
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Chairman, Florida Hospital Department of Gastroenterology 100 N. Dean Rd., Suite 101 Orlando, Florida 32825 407-384-7388 Dr. Sheela moved to Orlando, Florida after finishing his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheela is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and Crohn’s Colitis Foundation (CCF). Dr. Harinath Sheela is the Chairman at Florida Hospital’s Department of Gastroenterology. He is also an active member of the Orange County Medical Society and sits on the Board of Directors. In addition to being an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine, he is also a teaching attending physician at both the Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency and Family Practice Residence (MD and DO) programs.
Richard Signer, MD
Chief Medical Officer Florida Hospital for Children 601 E. Rollins St. Orlando, FL 32803
Dr. Signer came to Central Florida in 1976 from his Pediatric Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a founder of both Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Florida Hospital for Children, he has been a constant advocate for superior healthcare for the children of Central Florida. After 32 years of performing surgery on more than 15,000 children, Signer assumed his present position as Chief Medical Officer at the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children in 2008. His holds the positions of Clinical Professor of Surgery at FSU and Associate Professor of Surgery at UCF.
Administrator Florida Hospital for Children 601 E. Rollins St. Orlando, FL 32803 407-303-KIDS Marla Silliman is the Administrator for the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Atlantic Union College and her Master’s Degree in Business from Hagan School of Business in New York. She is an active member of the National Children’s Hospital Association and the American College of Health Care Executives. Silliman serves her community as a member of the Ronald McDonald House Board, Member of Leadership Committee for March of Dimes, and CoChair of the AHA Heart Ball 2012.
Steven Smith, MD
Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Director The Florida Hospital – Sanford-Burnham Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, 301 E. Princeton Street Orlando, FL, 32804 (407) 303-7100 As scientific director of the Florida Hospital-Sanford-Burnham Translational Research Institute for
Metabolism and Diabetes, Dr. Smith works between cell/molecular biology and clinical care, translating discoveries in the basic sciences into the clinic. His research focuses primarily on obesity, diabetes and the metabolic origins of cardiovascular disease. Before coming to Florida Hospital, Smith was a faculty member at Pennington Biomedical Research Center for 15 years. He has published more than 160 peerreviewed scientific manuscripts, and is also active in physician education.
P. Travis Smith, MD
Chief of Staff, Central Florida Regional Hospital Pulmonary Practice Associates 749 Stirling Center Pl Lake Mary, FL 407-321-8230 A graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his internship and residency at the University of Florida Shands Teaching Hospital. He has completed Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowships at Duke University School of Medicine and continues his academic pursuit with multiple board certifications. He treats COPD, asthma, chronic cough, lung cancer and sleep disorders. In response to those community needs, Pulmonary Practice Associates has established sleep labs in Seminole and Volusia Counties, which are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has served as Chief of Staff and on the Board of Trustees at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial as well as on the Board of Trustees and many medical executive roles at Central Florida Regional Hospital. He has been recognized as a top pulmonologist in Central Florida by his peers.
Todd Sontag, DO
Family Medicine Physician Associates 2572 West State Road 426, Ste. 1040 Oviedo, FL 32765 407.366.9800 Board Certified in Family Medicine, Todd Sontag, DO, graduated from Florida State University. Sontag is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Medicine (ACOFP) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Bonita Sorensen, MD, MBA
Volusia County Health Department, Director Volusia County Health Department 1845 Holsenback Drive Daytona Beach, Florida 32117 386-274-0799 Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen began her public health career in 1990 at the Volusia County Health Department as an HIV/AIDS expert and then advanced to become the Director in 1996. In 2002, she was promoted to work for the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee where she was responsible for all 67 county health departments. In 2007, she had the opportunity to help launch the new California Department of Public Health in Sacramento under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership. She returned to Daytona Beach in August of 2009 to resume the Directorship of the Volusia County Health Department. Along with her Volusia duties, in September of 2012, Dr. Sorensen was selected as Incident Commander of the TB Cluster Investigation in Duval County. She was also named Interim Director of the Duval County Health Department. Dr. Sorensen obtained her Bachelors in Science, Doctorate in Medicine and Board Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Illinois. She obtained her Board Certification in Internal Medicine at the University of Florida.
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Senior Vice President of Orlando Health; President, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies 83 West Miller Street Orlando, Florida 32806 321-843-9792 Kathy Swanson is responsible for the strategic oversight and day-to-day operations of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, which consists of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. She led the overall planning, development and opening of Winnie Palmer Hospital which opened in 2006. Winnie Palmer Hospital is the only free standing hospital in Central Florida dedicated to the care of women and babies. Prior to her leadership role at APMC, Mrs. Swanson was the President of the Winnie Palmer Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women. She also held the position of Vice President / Executive Director of Arnold Palmer Hospital. Mrs. Swanson joined the Corporation in 1977 and has held various positions including Administrator of Business Planning, Administrator of Clinical / Ancillary Services, Director of Nursing, and Nurse Manager of Pediatric Services. Mrs. Swanson holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration , a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree . She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Heart of Florida United Way Women’s Leadership Executive Council, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation Board, BOD Member of CMN and a member of the Heritage Circle.
T Ravindra Tak, MD
Family Medicine Physician Associates 1134 Kelton Avenue, Suite A Ocoee, FL 34761 407-306-6306 Board Certified in Family Medicine, NCQA Heart/ Stroke and NCQA Diabetes, Ravindra Tak, MD, graduated from Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College (SNMC), and completed his residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Tak has also been awarded a Fellowship in Sports Medicine by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Damon Tanton, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Practice Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute 2415 N. Orange Ave Orlando FL 32804 407- 303-2822 Dr. Tanton is an international speaker and a national strategy consultant who currently oversees the clinical operations for inpatient and outpatient diabetes and endocrinology across seven Florida Hospital campuses. Dr. Tanton previously served as the CoDirector for the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Celebration Health and as Faculty for the Florida Hospital Institute for Lifestyle Medicine, and received the Meritorious Service Medal while deployed as an endocrinologist in the United States Air Force. Dr. Tanton, and his passions for prediabetes and diabetes device, were showcased on Fox News earlier this year.
INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Andrew Taussig
Medical Director Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute 601 E. Rollins Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 407-303-5600 Dr. Taussig graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors from Trinity College. He completed medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Taussig received post-graduate training as the Chief Resident in Medicine, Emory University hospital as well as an internship and internal medicine and cardiology residencies at Emory University Affiliated Hospital. He was also a radiology resident at New York University. Taussig is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians and in the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.
Administrator Florida Hospital East Orlando 7727 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32822 407-303-8110 Mike Thompson is the Senior Vice President and Administrator of Florida Hospital East Orlando. Mike’s career with Florida Hospital began in 1998. Thompson has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Florida Hospital system. Thompson received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Southern Adventist University and his Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Thompson is a
member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is active in his community and has served on several foundation boards in the Central Florida area.
Patricia Toor, RN, BA, MSN, OCN
Chief Nursing Officer Florida Hospital Celebration Health 400 Celebration Place Celebration, FL 34747 407-303-4000
Children in Tampa, Florida. She received specialized training in all aspects of children’s orthopaedics, including pediatric spinal surgery and the Ilizarov method. Throughout her training, Dr. Topoleski has been involved in both clinical and laboratory research. She has presented her studies at national meetings for orthopaedic and pediatric surgeons.
U Javier Urdaneta, MD
At Celebration Health, Patty Jo Toor is responsible for the practice of nursing with a team of 500 nurses. She has an extensive career in nursing, with an initial clinical focus in Oncology, which later progressed into the development of specialty service line programs for bariatrics, orthopaedics, oncology and sports medicine. She has presented nationally and internationally on best practices and research outcomes.
Tamara A. Topoleski, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery; Specializing in Pediatric Orthopaedics Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake Str., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 Dr. Topoleski attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where she completed her BS degree in physiology and a MS degree in textile science with a minor in cellular physiology. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College. She remained there to complete a general surgical internship and an orthopaedic residency with the college’s Affiliated Hospitals. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Topoleski became a Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellow at Shriners Hospital for
Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee Family Physicians Group 6416 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 866-999-3741 In 2012, Dr. Urdaneta joined FPG Healthcare Accountable Care Organization as member of the board and was named Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee. Dr. Urdaneta is instrumental in the implementation of efficient healthcare plans that provide quality care to patients while reducing health care costs. Dr. Javier Urdaneta been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Diabetes and Heart care. Dr. Javier Urdaneta has cared for Family Physicians Group patients since 1997.
Lynn Van Ummersen, MD Oncologist Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute 917 Rinehart Road, Suite 2041 Lake Mary, Florida 32764 407-804-6133
Board certified in medical oncology, Lynn Van
Orlando Welcomes The Society of Thoracic Surgeons January 25-29, 2014
Special 1-day Pass Option! Network with Prominent Heart and Lung Surgeons from Around the World! All members of the cardiothoracic surgery team are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 50th Annual Meeting, Jan. 25-29 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. A special 1-day pass is available for allied health professionals on Sunday, Jan. 26, to attend sessions. Learn more and register at www.sts.org/annualmeeting
There is a special one-day pass for this conference: STS Associate Member one-day pass is $125 after December 2nd. Non-member one-day pass is $200 after December 2nd.
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INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Ummersen, MD, practices at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s (FCS) Lake Mary Rinehart and Orange City clinics. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she completed her internship and residency at Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Maryland Medical Center. She completed a fellowship with the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University. Van Ummersen also completed an additional research year studying clinical trial design and drug development. For nearly a decade, she served as an instructor and subsequently as an assistant professor in the oncology division of the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center and managed a general oncology community outreach clinic, and co-managed a multi-disciplinary breast cancer clinic. Her research interests include individualizing breast cancer care, incorporating new targeted therapy into the treatment of lung cancer, colon cancer and other solid tumors.
V Travis B. Van Dyke, MD
Orthopedic Surgery specializing in Sports Medicine Orlando Orthopaedic Center 25 W. Crystal Lake Str., Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32806 407-254-2500 As a surgeon, Dr. Van Dyke has quickly gained the respect of his peers in treating a variety of orthopedic problems. In particular, he is one the few surgeons in Orlando, that performs all inside anterior cruciate reconstructions of the knee, all arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and labral repairs of the shoulder, primary and reverse total shoulder replacements, custom fitted knee replacements, and muscle sparing anterior approach total hip replacements. He earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed the highly regarded course of Honors Surgery. Dr. Van Dyke completed his orthopedic training at Tulane Hospital and Clinics Department of Orthopedics and was part of the last group of residents to train at the famous Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA, before hurricane Katrina hit there.
Administrator Florida Hospital Kissimmee 2450 N. Orange Blossom Trail Kissimmee, FL 34744 (407) 846-4343 Villanueva served as vice president/chief operating officer of the 220-bed Metroplex Adventist Hospital and administrator of the 25-bed Rollins Brook Community Hospital, both located in Central Texas. He completed a 10-year, $100 million campus master plan for Metroplex Adventist Hospital. He also oversaw more than $35 million in expansion projects for both Metroplex and Rollins Brook. Villanueva’s position with Florida Hospital Kissimmee is not his first with Florida Hospital. During his three-year management residency program, he worked at Florida Hospital East Orlando and Florida Hospital Altamonte.
as an accountant and auditor for Katz, Daitzman & Gordon CPAs before joining Family Physicians Group (FPG) in 1988 as president and CEO. Vyas has grown FPG into a leading privately-owned multi-specialty medical group with 26 offices, 120 physicians, various affiliates and a hospitalist group serving Florida. Married to Nayana Vyas, MD, he is the father of two children.
Nayana Vyas, MD
Founder, Medical Director, Family Medicine Family Physicians Group 6416 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 866-999-3741 Board certified in family practice, Nayana Vyas, MD, founded Family Physicians Group (FPG) in 1987, 11 years after graduating from Delhi University Medical School in India. Considered a key physician leader, she entered the managed care environment of the late 1980s with a “team care approach” that works well today. Each team consists of a primary care physician, hospitalist, case manager, social worker, the patient, and the patient’s family. She also incorporated a Disease Management Program into what has grown into a leading privately-owned multi-specialty medical group with 26 offices, 120 physicians, various affiliates and a hospitalist group serving Florida. Married to Andy Vyas, she is a mother of two children.
W Judith E. Wall, MD
Senior Director, Medical Affairs Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Wall has always worked with children; in the beginning as a schoolteacher, later as a pediatrician, and for many years as a hematologist/oncologist for pediatric cancer patients. She is well known in Central Florida as Medical Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Orlando.
Erik Walker, MD
Chairman – Chief of Family Medicine Physician Associates 7404 Red Bug Lake Road Oviedo, Florida 32765 407-381-7387 A graduate of the University of Florida’s medical school with Board Certifications in Family Medicine, NCQA Heart/Stroke and NCQA Diabetes, Erik Walker, MD, serves as the Chairman and Chief of Family Medicine for Physician Associates. Walker is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. After completing medical school, he did his residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
CEO, President Family Physicians Group 6416 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 866-999-3741 A graduate of Roosevelt University, Andy Vyas served
Administrator Florida Hospital Apopka 201 N. Park Ave. Apopka, FL 32703 407-889-1000
Wandersleben has served Florida Hospital for many years, most recently as the Assistant Administrator of Winter Park Memorial Hospital. In
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that role, Wandersleben was instrumental in enhancing the patient experience, increasing employee and physician engagement, improving clinical outcomes and growing key volumes. Before joining the Winter Park campus, she was the Director of Finance for the Florida Division of Adventist Health System. Jennifer earned a BSBA in Accounting from Central Missouri State University, an MBA from Webster’s University.
Administrator Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute 601 E. Rollins Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 407-303-5600 Weagraff serves as Senior Vice President at Florida Hospital with responsibilities for the Cardiovascular and Neuroscience Institutes and also serves as the Assistant Administrator for the FH Orlando. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and received her MBA from Webster University. Weagraff serves on the board of the American Heart Association.
Julie Wei, MD
Division Chief, Otolaryngology Nemours Children’s Hospital 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 407-567-4000 Dr. Julie Wei became chief of the Nemours Children’s Hospital Division of Otolaryngology in June 2013. Prior to joining Nemours, Dr. Wei spent her entire career working full-time in academic medicine. Since 2003 she has been on faculty at University of Kansas School of Medicine and Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City as an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Wei received her medical degree from New York Medical College, followed by otolaryngology residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Wei completed fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She’s the author of the book “A Healthier Wei,” which examines the relationship between children’s diet and dietary habits and their ear, nose and throat complaints. Among her numerous awards is a Kansas City Super Doctor overall win for Best Otolaryngologist.
Kathleen Williams, MD
Colorectal Surgeon Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates 550 Memorial Circle, Suite H Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 386-672-0017 Dr. Kathleen Williams is the only female Colorectal Surgeon in the East Central Florida area and is a specialist in Laparascopic Colorectal Surgery. She is the only member of the practice who offers “Da Vinci” Surgery, which is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery. Dr. Williams earned her Undergraduate Degree from Cornell University, her Medical Degree from Indiana University and completed her Post Doctoral training in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery in Michigan. Dr. Williams is Board Certified in both Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Williams is an Executive Committee Member of the Volusia County Medical Society and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
INCHARGE HEALTHCARE Christopher Windham, MD, FACS Surgical Oncology Daytona Cancer Surgery 224 Memorial Medical Parkway Daytona Beach, Florida 32117 386-231-4000
Dr. Windham is the Medical Director and the Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program at Florida Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center at Memorial Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Florida State College of Medicine in Daytona Beach. He specializes in breast, colorectal, melanoma, gastric, pancreatic, esophageal, liver, sarcoma, and gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Windham developed a comprehensive HIPEC (Hyperthermic Interperitoneal Chemotherapy) program and is one of only a few physicians preforming these procedures nationwide. His credentials include: Surgical Oncology Fellowships at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL; numerous published articles, book chapters, and abstracts; years of clinical and basic science cancer research; lectures at national and international cancer conferences; and the recipient of several awards.
Y Marvin Young, MD
Served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chairman of Medical Staff Peer Review at Central Florida Regional Hospital Urology Wellness Center 2500 West Lake Mary Blvd., Ste 204 Lake Mary, Florida 32746 407-302-2620 Dr. Young is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Miami, School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital. Upon completing his residency, he was a member of the staff at the Doctors Clinic in Vero Beach until July 2001 when he became part of the Gateway Medical Group in Okeechobee, Florida. In May of 2008 he joined HCA Physicians Services establishing an office in Lake Mary Florida. Dr. Young is a board certified Urology/Surgery Specialist. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital, where he has served as chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Medical Staff Peer Review Committee, and with Florida Surgery Center.
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