Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty

Jay L. Falk, MD, FACEP

Academic Chairman

Training - Medical School: State University of New York; Residency: SUNY-Downstate; Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Albany Medical College

Academic Appointments - Clinical Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Critical Care

Salvatore Silvestri, MD, FACEP

Program Director; Associate Medical Director, Orange County EMS System; EMS Fellowship Director

Training - Medical School: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Residency: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine
; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - EMS, Capnography, Prehospital Airway Management

Jay Ladde, MD, FACEP

Associate Program Director

Training - Medical School: Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Wound Care

Josef G. Thundiyil, MD, MPH, FACMT, FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Program Director

Training - Medical School: Northwestern University; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine; Fellowship: Toxicology / Occupational and Environmental Medicine University of California, San Francisco

Academic Appointments - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine

Academic Interest - International Medicine, Toxicology and Medical Education

Timothy B. Bullard, MD, MBA, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer

Training - Medical School: University of Florida; Residency: Charlotte Memorial, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Administration

Gary A. Parrish, MD, FACEP

Chairman & Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Training - Medical School: University of Alabama; Residency: Geisinger-PA, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - ED Administration

Sara Baker, MD

Director of Simulation-based Training

Training - Medical School: University of Kansas; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine; Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Academic Interest - Simulation, Critical Care

Daniel F. Brennan, MD, FACEP

Managing Partner, Emergency Physicians of Central Florida

Training - Medical School: University of South Florida; Residency: University Florida-Jacksonville, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - EM Practice Management

Brandon Carr, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Training - Medical School: Medical College of Georgia; Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham; Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics / Emergency Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Pediatrics Emergency Medicine, International Medicine

David D. Cassidy, MD, FACEP

Ultrasound Faculty; Assistant Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Training - Medical School: University of Hawaii; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Ultrasound

Mary Cayley, MD, JD

Clinical Faculty

TrainingLaw School: University of Minnesota; Medical School: Stanford University; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Frances M. Chaar-Alvarez, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Training - Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine; Residency: University of Florida-Jacksonville, Pediatrics; Fellowship: University of Louisville, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor to University of Central Florida-College of Medicine; University of Florida-College of Medicine; Florida State University-College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Pediatric EM

Mark C. Clark, MD, FACEP

Director, Pediatric Emergency Department

Training - Medical School: University of South Florida; Residency: Medical College Pennsylvania, Emergency Medicine; Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Academic Appointments - Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Pediatrics Emergency Medicine

Kelly Cramm-Morgan, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Training - Medical School: Kansas University College of Medicine; Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center/Children's Hospital of New Orleans; Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine / Children's Mercy Hospital

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics / Emergency Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Megan Crider, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Training - Medical School: University of South Florida; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Jillian Davison, MD

Clinical Faculty

Training - Penn State College of Medicine; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine; Fellowship: Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, Orlando Regional Medical Center

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Ultrasound, medical student education, resident wellness, EM podcasts

Camilo Florez, MD, FAAEM

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Training - Universidad Militar;
Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics / Emergency Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Philip A. Giordano, MD, FACEP

Chief, Corporate Research Operations, Orlando Health; Administrative Fellowship Directo

Training - Medical School: University of Virginia;Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine;Fellowship: Administrative Fellowship, Orlando Regional Medical Center

Academic Appointments - •Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine;Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine;Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Research, Skin infections and antibiotic use

Christopher Hunter, MD, PhD

Faculty; EMS Fellowship Acting Director, Orange Co. Health Services Dept.; Associate Medical Director, Orange Co. EMS System

Training - Medical School: New York Medical College; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine; Fellowship: Orange County EMS System

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, The Florida State University College of Medicine

Academic Interest - EMS, end-tidal carbon dioxide as a vital sign, traumatic brain injury

Michael G. Kelly, MD, FACEP

Air Care Medical Director

Training - Medical School: Wayne State; Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine;
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine;
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Dermatology

Stephen Leech, MD, FACEP

Ultrasound Fellowship Director

Training - Medical School: Temple University; 
Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine;
Fellowship: Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, Christiana Care Health System

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Ultrasound

Carolyn Lyon, MD, FACEP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty

Training - Medical School: University of South Florida;
Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine;
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Arnold Palmer Hospital

Academic Interest -  Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Sarah L Melendez, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician / Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

TrainingMedical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine; Residency: Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine/Kings County Hospital Center; Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics / Emergency Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Pediatrics Emergency Medicine, Simulation, Ultrasound

Paula D. Mueller, MD

EM Clerkship Director

Training - Medical School: University of Florida;
Residency: North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Emergency Medicine;
Fellowship: Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco

Academic Appointments - Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine;
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine;
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine;
EM Clerkship Director, Florida State University College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Toxicology

John F. O'Brien, MD, FACEP

Clinical Faculty

Training - Medical School: Wayne State; Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine;

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine;

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine;

Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Education, ACS Evaluation

Linda Papa, MD, FACEP

Director of Academic Clinical Research, Orlando Health

Training - Medical School: McGill University; 
Residency: McGill University Hospital, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Adjunct Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine;
Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine;
Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine;
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Biomarkers of Traumatic brain injury, Trauma, Clinical decision rules, Patient satisfaction, Acute coronary syndromes, Drowning, Renal Colic; Fellowship trained in Emergency Medicine Research, Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Community Medicine

George A. Ralls, MD, FACEP

EMS Fellowship Acting Director, Orange Co. Health Services Dept.; Acting Deputy County Administrator, Director of Health & Public Safety, Medical Director, Orange Co. EMS System, Orange County Government.

Training - Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine;
Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine;
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - EMS

Jose Ramirez, MD, FAAP

Physician Program Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Training - Medical School: Cornell University Medical College; Residency: The New York Hospital, Cornell University Med Center;

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Medical Center

Academic Appointments - Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric and Emergency Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine;
Courtesy Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine;
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Efren Salinero, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Training - Medical School: Universidad Central Del Caribe;
Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Pediatrics;
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Arnold Palmer Hospital

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor, The Florida State University College of Medicine


James Tesar, MD, FACEP

Clinical Faculty

Training - Medical School: University of Wisconsin; 
Residency: Columbia University, Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments - 

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine;
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine;
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Radiology

Kurt Weber, MD, FACEP

Assistant Director of Research Operations, Orlando Health

Training - Medical School: University of Illinois – Chicago School of Medicine; 
Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine;
Fellowship: Clinical Research, Orlando Regional Medical Center

Academic Appointments - Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Research, Evidence-based Emergency Medicine