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

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

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 - Associate 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

Jay Ladde, MD, FACEP

Sr. 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

Christopher Hunter, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAEMS

Assistant Program Director; Associate Medical Director, Orange County EMS System; Medical Director, Orlando Health Air Care Team

Training - Graduate School: Medical University of South Carolina; Medical School: New York Medical College; Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medicine; Fellowship: Orlando Health/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 - Prehospital medicine, end-tidal carbon dioxide as a vital sign, end-tidal carbon dioxide for airway confirmation, sepsis identification

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 of Emergency Physicians of Central Florida and Clinical Faculty

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; 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

Assistant Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department

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 - Pediatric Emergency Medicine, International medicine/medical missions and trauma (Trauma Quality, ATLS)

David D. Cassidy, MD, FACEP

Assistant Medical Director, Chief Quality Officer, Emergency Physicians of Central Florida; Clinical Faculty, 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; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Ultrasound, ED Administration, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Mary Cayley, MD, JD

Clinical Faculty

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

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

Assistant Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department

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, FACEP

Co-Ultrasound Director; Director of Recruitment

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, interactive/hands-on education

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

Vice Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine; Assistant Medical Director EPCF

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

Academic Interest - Skin and skin structure infections, antibiotic utilization in the ED, Emergency Medicine Billing and Coding

Michael G. Kelly, MD, FACEP

Clinical Faculty

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; Co-Ultrasound 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, MSc, CCFP, FRCP(C), FACEP

Director of Academic Clinical Research, Orlando Health

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

Fellowship: Research, Master’s Degree: Clinical Epidemiology and Community Medicine

Academic Appointments - Adjunct Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine;
Adjunct Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University;
Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine;
Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Academic Interest - Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and development of a blood test to detect TBI/concussion after head trauma. Evaluation of novel therapies for TBI and neurologic disorders. Evidence-based medicine, adult and pediatric trauma, clinical decision guidelines, prehospital and hospital data linkage, acute coronary syndrome, neurologic emergencies, clinical trials/research networks, patient outcome and satisfaction. Reviewer for the NIH, DoD, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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

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

SheriAnn Wynter, MD

Training - Medical School: Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Residency - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatrics)

Fellowship - New York University (Pediatric Emergency Medicine)

Academic Interests - Simulation, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Salvatore Silvestri, MD, FACEP

1960 - 2017

In loving memory of Dr. Silvestri for his contributions to Emergency Medicine, his commitment to our residency program and his fostering of a family atmosphere.