Emergency Medicine
Residency Program

MISSION:

to educate, mentor, and develop the next generation of emergency medicine physicians, fully qualified to deliver outstanding, efficient medical care with compassion, integrity, and respect.

Why Choose Us?

Residents will train in an organization that continuously serves as an international leader in patient safety and quality improvement. Lakeland Regional Health’s long-standing reputation has earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status seven times since 2013 and has since earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup, and Becker’s Hospital Review.

Residents will complete a focused and intense clinical and didactic curriculum, mentored by ABEM/AOBEM board-certified faculty members with a variety of backgrounds and expertise, and centered around excellent patient care and bedside learning. Our graduates will be well-prepared to become board-certified leaders in emergency medicine and pursue careers within academia, community practice, or fellowship training.

Why Train at LRH?

The Lakeland Regional Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program is designed to provide emergency medicine residents with the skills, knowledge, and experience required to become excellent emergency medicine physicians, who are leaders of and contribute to the advancement of the field of emergency medicine.

The graduates of Lakeland Regional Health’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program will be well-prepared for careers within community and academic emergency medicine or to pursue additional fellowship training. This will be accomplished through a focused and intense clinical and didactic curriculum, mentoring by ABEM/AOBEM board-certified core faculty members with a variety of backgrounds and expertise, and centered around excellent patient care and bedside learning.

  • Second “Busiest Emergency Departments in the Country” with an average of approximately 200,000 visits annually
  • Diverse patient population including urban and rural populations along with domestic and international visitors
  • Cardiac and STEMI Center
  • Stroke Center
  • Only Trauma Center in Polk, Highland, and Hardee Counties
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department
  • In-house Simulation Education Center
  • Robust clinical research
  • On-site training
  • Work-life balance
  • Protected didactic time
  • High patient acuity 
  • High number of core procedures and resuscitations

 

Lakeland Regional Health is one of Forbes Best-in-State Employers for 2022. We aim to remain thriving workplace for everyone on our team. We are excited to welcome our residents into our organization and support their personal and professional growth.

Didactics

  • Conference is held on Wednesdays from 8:00 am-1:00 pm and features interactive case-based didactics, simulation-based training, hands-on workshops, flipped classroom, and joint interdepartmental conferences.
  • The Conference schedule is based on a 48-week schedule, structured as four-week blocks of system-based material. The additional time is to accommodate holidays, in-service examinations, and regional and national conferences.
  • It is important to have didactic learning both specifically aimed toward PGY level as well as with all levels of training. For this reason, we utilize Foundations of Emergency Medicine (foundationsem.com) for the first two hours of conference.
    • This is a small-group-based interactive flipped classroom model designed specifically for the progressive education of the PGY level.
  • Following the PGY level-specific learning the next three hours of conference are combined for all levels of training to enhance discussion and active learning.
  • We understand individuals learn using different individual learning techniques. For this reason, when able, we give the option of choosing pre-conference supplemental material from traditional textbooks, high-yield text, and multimedia options.
    • This is facilitated by pairing the material with the Foundations of Emergency Medicine curriculum.
  • Additional one-hour conference at the change of shift Thursday mornings that is case-based and reviews two interesting cases and diagnoses from the prior week.
    • Presented by a PGY-2 resident and a faculty member.

  • Incorporated into the didactic schedule every 3rd conference of each block.
  • Every third Thursday of the month the Emergency Medicine Department co-sponsors an additional “Interdisciplinary Expert Panel Discussion.”
    • These panel discussions are comprised of multiple specialties and work through a patient scenario to highlight a real-life workup and incorporate the expertise of multiple specialties.

  • Every third Tuesday evening of the month is Journal Club.
  • This is a two-hour discussion on relevant articles led by a PGY-3 resident and a faculty member.

Held regularly throughout the year to team build and improve patient care.

There will be two mass casualty disaster drills throughout the year one scheduled during conference and at least one in-situ simulation that the residents will take part in.

Program Leadership

  • Welcome to Lakeland Regional Health’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program! At 864 beds, Lakeland Regional Health is among the largest hospitals in Florida and boasts one of the busiest stand-alone Emergency Departments in the nation, with approximately 200,000 annual patient visits. Lakeland Regional Health is the only trauma center in Polk, Highland, and Hardee Counties and is currently a level II adult and pediatric trauma center.  With a diverse urban, rural, and international patient population, the pathology and patient acuity and variety is unmatched. Come train at one of the busiest and most efficient emergency departments in the country!

andrew barbara

Andrew
Barbera, MD

Program Director

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Where are you originally from?

Maryland

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and what year was your graduation?

University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

Where did you attend residency?

Jacobi/Montefiore/Einstein Emergency Medicine Residency Program

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?

Residents will train in an exceptional clinical environment. The patient population and pathology are incredibly diverse with high patient volumes and high patient acuity. The residents will be exposed to the entire spectrum of Emergency Medicine and the curriculum was designed for the modern resident. Our residents will graduate from here as the best Emergency Medicine physicians that they can be.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy kayaking, fishing, and beaches. I also enjoy traveling and exploring different cultures and food.

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?

The location is perfect for those who want warm weather, a diverse food scene, and easy access to beaches and theme parks. It is also a wonderful community to live in and become a part of.

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?

I have a strong interest in resident and medical student education.

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?

I enjoy exploring the many parks in the area as well as doing day trips to the beaches.

 

What is your favorite beach in Florida?

Fort De Soto and Anna Maria Island

todd haber md

Todd
Haber, MD

Associate Program Director

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Where are you originally from? 

Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine 1984

 

Where did you attend residency?

Jacobi Hospital Bx NY IM/EM

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency? 
#1 An unrivaled clinical laboratory with 190,000 annual visits
#2 On outstanding clinical faculty
#3 A program that's new without pre-set ideas and limitations willing to change and adapt to meet the needs of our residents
#4 A program that is designed for education over service
#5 Our Geographic location

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love Hockey. (played on ice)

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Naturally, Beautiful and Pleasant climate

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine.
EKG--ED Cardiology
Fluids/Electrolytes Acid Base
POCUS-Clinical POCUS Faculty

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
More Hockey (9 NHL sheets) to play on
Tampa bay Lightning games

julianna karp

Juliana
Karp, MD

Associate Program Director

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Where are you originally from?

Pennsylvania

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1989

 

Where did you attend residency?

Denver Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency? 
The stunning pathology that occurs on a daily basis at LRH

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, playing the piano, and riding my bike through all the amazing parks here in Florida

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Perfect weather all year around with amazing bike trails throughout Central Florida and Tampa where I live

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Bike riding through all the trails available

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Pass-a-Grille

shannon_andrew

Andrew
Shannon, MD

Ultrasound Director

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Where are you originally from?

WV

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005

 

Where did you attend residency?

Jacobi and Montefiore Medical Centers, Albert Einstein University School of Medicine, the Bronx, NY

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Exciting opportunity to be a part of steering the course of a new program at a center with a good variety of patient pathology.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Table-top and role-playing gaming, learning guitar

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Great opportunity to connect with family and friends.

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Ultrasound, International/Global Emergency Medicine, Austere and Wilderness Medicine, Public Health

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Using the nieces as an excuse to go to theme parks and Comic-Con.

 

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Big Talbot Island State Park and Boneyard Beach

matthew carman

Matthew
Carman, MD

Associate Program Director

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Where are you originally from?

New York

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

University of South Florida - 2004

 

Where did you attend residency?

Stony Brook University Hospital

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Sheer volume of patients means encountering a broad range pathology and ample opportunities for procedures.

Excellent ancillary staff which allows for residents to focus on learning and not get caught up with tedious tasks.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Racing cars.
Attending Tampa Bay Buccaneers games.
Attending Tampa Bay Lightning games.
Professional roller coaster rider.

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Tampa is 30 min from Lakeland, 45 minutes to Disney World and other theme parks. Tampa has great sports scene and is 30 mins from awesome beaches. Berns Steak House is top notch.

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Pediatrics
SIM
Trauma - ATLS instructor

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Halloween Horror Nights every October in Orlando

24 hours of Daytona

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Pier 60 at Clearwater beach

Departmental Leadership

Fred Blind

Fred
Blind, MD

Medical Director of the Adult Emergency Department

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Where are you originally from? 

Florida

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

University of Florida 2004

 

Where did you attend residency?

Shands Jacksonville

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Lakeland Regional Emergency Department has incredible pathology and a large population of critically ill patients which provides the perfect training grounds to become a world class Emergency Physician. After your time at LRH you will master the skills of airway management as well as have the utmost confidence in your procedural skills. This residency will train you for the real world and will give you the confidence to handle any situation.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
When I am not working administratively or clinically I love to spend time at the beach and on the water. My family is typically down at our beach home fishing, enjoying the beach, exploring islands, and eating great food on the water.

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Lakeland is the perfect location in Florida to get to everything quickly. Tampa and Orlando are easy commutes for a dinner out. The beach is close on either coast and makes for a great get away from the Hospital.

Lakeland itself is growing at a tremendous pace and has great restaurants, breweries, mountain biking, road biking, sports, art festivals, theater performances, as well as maintaining affordable housing. You have the ability to train in a world class hospital but enjoy all of the outdoors that Florida has to offer in an amazing city.

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
ED Administration, Quality, Documentation, and Revenue Cycle

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
If you would ask my children it would be camping at Fort Wilderness in Disney. The numerous world class hotels and water parks within a 45-minute drive make for great weekend getaways. Lately my kids and I have gotten really into going 4 wheeling together. There are incredible areas right by Lakeland to go and spend the day outdoors.

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Little Gasparilla Island would have my vote but biased as I have a beach house there. Aside from LGI, Anna Maria and Clearwater are phenomenal and definitely a must see.

james melton

James
Melton III, MD

Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine

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Where are you originally from?

Florida

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Miami 1985

 

Where did you attend residency?

University of Pittsburgh

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency? 
You will receive a broad-based clinical experience across the entirety of the specialty from A to Z

Plenty of procedural experience

Great Pediatric and Critical care experience

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Golf

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Great area to raise kids and close to big city metro areas, attractions, beaches, boating and fishing. The weather

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Administration

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Golf

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Ponce Inlet

Donna Bhisitkul

Donna
Bhistikul, MD

Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department

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Where are you originally from?
Michigan

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?
Albany Medical School

Where did you attend residency?
Northwestern University

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Lakeland Regional will provide an exceptional clinical training experience. As the second busiest ED in the country, the residents will have an outstanding opportunity for the development of diagnostic and technical skills.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Boating, running, quilting, sports events, beach activities, pickleball.

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Lakeland is a vibrant and rapidly growing city. It has beautiful lakes, great parks, and lots of activities downtown. The community if incredibly friendly and welcoming.

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Pediatric Emergency Medicine. With a 33-bed dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, residents will have an opportunity to develop expertise in all aspects of care for ill and injured children.

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Access to so many outdoor activities-great parks, boating, and beaches.

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Longboat Key

Core Faculty

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Vashun Rodriguez,
MD

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Where are you originally from?

Bronx, New York

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson 2005

 

Where did you attend residency?

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Jacobi Hospital

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Of the many places and institutions I have worked, Lakeland by far has the best flow I have ever experienced. Additionally, the breadth of volume, pathology, and mix of patients are unreal.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Triathlon, martial arts, paddle boarding, universal studios pass holder

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
We live in Saint Petersburg, proximity to beaches and water is key.

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?

Global public health, military medicine

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Hitting the theme parks with the family

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Pass-a-Grille beach

jason deleon

Jason DeLeon,
MD

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Where are you originally from?

New York

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 2006

 

Where did you attend residency?

University of Florida Gainesville

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Residents should choose LRH because of the high range of pathological conditions in Polk County. We have both bread and butter cases in addition to frequent toxic patients.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite past time is spending times with my kids
The outdoors

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Small scale city that’s not far from Tampa and Orlando

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
I like quality and evidence based medicine

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Varied night life activities

 

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Anna Maria Island

Jesse Gleuck

Jesse Glueck,
MD

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Where are you originally from?

Miami, FL

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Albert Einstein 2015

 

Where did you attend residency?

Orlando Health

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Not only is LRH the only trauma center in Polk county, but as one of the busiest single site emergency departments in the county, our residents will gain exposure to a wide range of pathology and will be well prepared to manage any ER after graduation.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Anything related to the beach
Playing guitar

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Amazing places to go running. My favorite is around Lake Hollingsworth.

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Pediatric EM, especially pediatric trauma. Healthcare economics/policy.

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Eating and drinking around the world at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Hollywood Beach

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Jesse Dubey,
MD

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Where are you originally from?

Rhode Island

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Nova Southeastern University in 2013

 

Where did you attend residency?

Tampa General Hospital

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Well established community hospital which is rapidly growing and encompasses a diverse patient population. Top-notch EM staff with a deeply entrenched community feel and broad range of experiences.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Spending time with family, vacationing, cooking, home building projects. Playing sports with my kids.

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Tampa provides a little bit of everything. Sports arena, great restaurants, close to beaches, availability of boating. Fast growing and constantly evolving city. Close to Disney and other major attractions.

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Education, cutting-edge EM research and practices.

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Spending time at the beach

 

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
St Pete beach

john_amatea1

John Amatea,
MD

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Where are you originally from?

Florida

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Where did you attend residency?

Jacobi / Montefiore

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
1. Remember, the patients are our teachers. The LRH EM Department for the last 10 years has been either the busiest or the second busiest EM department in the country (lots of patients and advanced pathology). Combine that with a large and diverse group of EM faculty pulling from residencies all across the country makes for a great training environment.

2. At LRH there is a strong focus on resident wellness, but more importantly there is a culture of wellness and support throughout the hospital. This supportive environment allows you to practice emergency medicine effectively leading to more efficient learning.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Surfing, breathwork, being on almost any beach with my family, and other typical Florida stuff (raising baby alligators, trying to shoot down hurricanes)

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
The restaurants in Tampa have really stepped it up in the last 5 years.

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Pediatrics

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Surfing, wake surfing

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Satellite, Siesta Key

Jonathan Anderson

Jonathan Anderson, MD

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Coming Soon

karen oldano

Karen Oldano,
DO

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Where are you originally from?

Mississippi

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Nova Southeastern University 1989

 

Where did you attend residency?

Albert Einstein Philadelphia, PA

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
1. Our population of patients are not the healthiest. Sadly, because of this reason, we have large amount of pathology for residents to learn.
2. There is an abundance of critical care to obtain experience for a resident beginning to spread their wings. This is also supported by our large volume of patients.
3. Support from other specialties is incredible. Our practice at this institution, there are very few reasons to transfer to another facility. For this reason, residents have the opportunity to learn also directly from consultants who ultimately take care of the definitive problem outside of the diagnosis and stabilization phase.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Boating, reading, travel, music, theater productions, following sports

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
I live in Tampa. If you are a sport fan, we have professional teams in Football (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Hockey, (Tampa Bay Lightning), Baseball (Tampa Bay Rays) and soccer (the rowdies). Many of these teams have celebrated great success over the last few years.

Tampa is also home to the Starz center. (Broadway shows etc.)

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Having many family, friends who always want to visit Florida!

 

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Pass- a Grill Beach in St Pete Beach

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Latha Ganti,
MD

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Coming Soon

phillip coker

Phillip Coker,
MD

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Where are you originally from?

Charleston, SC

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Medical University of South Carolina, 2010

 

Where did you attend residency?

2010-2103

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Lakeland has been either the busiest or second busiest ER in the country form the past 8 years. This will allow residents to see a wide variety of pathology and obtain all the procedural knowledge necessary to become an excellent ER physician.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Biking on Bayshore, Chess, Piano, Pickle Ball, hanging with my boys (1 and 3)

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Beautiful weather in the winter, beaches, good restaurants and lots of fun outdoor activities, theme parks, great sports teams.

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Ultrasound

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Florida Aquarium with the family

 

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
St. Pete Beach

Rita Gillespie

Rita Gillespie,
DO

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Where are you originally from?

Pennsylvania

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2006

 

Where did you attend residency?

University of Florida, Gainesville

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Residents should choose LRH because of the sheer number of patients that come through our department. With the numbers comes the pathology and makes for a great learning environment.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Triathlons
Hiking
Travel
Wellness

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Love Lakeland as it is centrally located to Tampa and Orlando so one can experience what these cities have to offer. Lakeland itself is a great city with lots of places to walk, run and bike.

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
Education

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
The vast amount of restaurants to choose from, the entertainment and the ability to do things year round given the weather.

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Gulf coast beaches

kayla wilson

Kayla Wilson,
PharmD

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Where are you originally from?

Florida

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Pharmacy School- University of Florida, 2013

 

Where did you attend residency?

PGY1 Pharmacy at LRH, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy at LRH

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
patient volume
unique patient population yields interesting cases
engaged/dedicated physicians and core faculty group
support from institution and fellow staff

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
running
reading (I love my book club!)
swimming
Disney passholders- spending quality family time with husband and two children

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
I live in Auburndale, just outside of Lakeland
Auburndale is a smaller community, closer to Orlando, and I have a convenient commute down I4
I lived in Lakeland for a few years prior and I still love the small town feel in a community that is growing significantly
Lakeland has lots of small businesses, artists, and restaurants- there's something for everyone

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
toxicology
pharmacology
trauma resuscitation

 

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
I grew up near the beach in Titusville, FL (Playalinda), but I still believe west coast > east coast.

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Steven Guggino,
MD

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Where are you originally from?

USA

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

Tulane University School of Medicine 1997

 

Where did you attend residency?

The Brooklyn Hospital Center

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
Patient Volume, Pathology and great working relationship among staff.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Fishing, Surfing, Bowhunting

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
Proximity to water

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Boating

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Anna Maria Island

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Paul Banerjee,
MD

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Where are you originally from?

PA

 

Where did you Attend Medical School and What year was your graduation?

PCOM 1995

 

Where did you attend residency?

Henry Ford Health Systems

 

What is one reason residents should choose LRH EM Residency?
This is a program that was developed just for you. The staff, facilities, faculty, and opportunities here are made for your success because your success is our success!

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I'm a huge Liverpool FC fan as I was raised in the UK
Enjoying friend and family time watching our favorite teams play Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Penguins so going to watch parties with the fan groups is quite an experience!

 

What is your favorite thing about living in Lakeland or Central Florida?
The weather and the closeness to almost any activity you want to pursue

 

Do you have any special interests in EM or medicine?
EMS is my passion, I've been doing this for over 15 years now and I feel it’s one of the last pure bastions in medicine

 

What is your favorite activity in central Florida?
Visiting the springs and enjoying fine dining

 

What is your favorite beach in Florida?
Clearwater

Program Benefits and Highlights

Lakeland Regional Health offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to view the benefits package provided to LRH team members.

Beyond our standard tuition reimbursement program, retirement plans, paid time off and a comprehensive health and benefit plan, we also offer the following extended benefits for residents of our Graduate Medical Education Program:

  • Meal subsidy for on-call residents
  • Educational stipend for professional development
  • LRH GME Fitness Center
  • Expenses of USMLE Step 3/COMLEX 3 fees covered

About Lakeland

Lakeland, the largest city in Polk County, has kept its small-town personality over the years and yet continues to become a vibrant and growing city. Conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando, Lakelanders have many ways to celebrate the climate, culture and opportunities available both in the local area and throughout Central Florida. World-class shopping, major sports franchises and entertainment venues in Tampa and Orlando and beaches on both the east and west coasts of Florida are all a quick drive away.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a complete application via ERAS. Residents will be chosen through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

NRMP Number: 2323110C0

Required Supporting Documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE/COMLEX Scores

 

We are excited to welcome all candidates to apply for our Graduate Medical Education programs. However, please note that applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visas at this time. Thank you for understanding.

Contact Us

Shakena Suggs – Program Administrator

863-687-1100 Ext. 2489

or email us

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