Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute adds physicians to UCF medical team
Two physicians are joining Michael Jablonski, MD and Fred Soliman, DO on the sidelines
Orlando, FL (September 8, 2023) – The Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute is growing its medical team roster for the University of Central Florida athletics. Abhishek Kannan, MD and Tracy Nogle, DO will join Michael Jablonski, MD and Fred Soliman, DO on the sidelines as UCF begins competing in the Big 12 conference this fall.
“This will be my 20th season with the UCF Knights,” said medical director and team physician Dr. Michael Jablonski. “This is an exciting time as UCF joins a power five conference. We’re thrilled with the opportunity to grow and elevate alongside the program by adding these seasoned physicians to the medical team to continue to provide top level care to the athletes.”
Dr. Abhishek Kannan, an Orlando native, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute. He specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of athletes of all ages and skill levels, including pediatric and adult patients. During his orthopedic residency training, Dr. Kannan provided team coverage for the Chicago Blackhawks. While completing his fellowship, he worked closely with the San Francisco Giants.
Dr. Tracy Nogle is a fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician who joined the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute this year. A former Division I collegiate athlete herself, Dr. Nogle played on the Michigan State University basketball team from 2009 to 2013. Her previous experience providing medical care to athletes includes serving as fellow team physician at Michigan State University and resident team physician for the Orlando Solar Bears.
“UCF’s relationship with Orlando Health is one of the strongest relationships we have! The care we receive is second to none and, is one of the strongest collegiate medical partnerships in the country,” said Terry Mohajir, University of Central Florida director of athletics. “We’re thrilled that Orlando Health has chosen to place two more of its experienced physicians on our football sidelines beginning this season. This is another example of the strong level of care we receive for our student-athletes and staff. Just as our teams are adding more quality depth as they anticipate Big 12 Conference play, it’s fitting that Orlando Health is doing the same.”
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.
The 3,888-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 24 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.
In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.