Orlando Health's 2016 Physician Exemplars!

On April 8, twenty-eight physicians from across the organization were recognized as Physician Exemplars at the seventh annual Orlando Health Celebration of Physician Excellence awards, held at the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. A physician exemplar is one who has a collaborative approach to care, champions the mission of Orlando Health, is an inspiration to their patients, families and the healthcare team; and is an innovator and true role model. Congratulations to this year’s award winners! 

2016 Physician Exemplars 

Arnold Palmer Medical Center: 
  • Frances M. Chaar-Alvarez, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine 
  • Dennise C. Durkee, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology 
  • Angela P. Guzman, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology 
  • Susan A. Hussein, MD, Pediatric Anesthesiology 
  • Megan Luciano, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology 
  • Kurt D. Piggott, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 
  • Mark A. Rich, MD, Pediatric Urology 
  • Leonardo Santana, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology 
  • Shawn T. Simpson, DO, Obstetrics & Gynecology 

Dr. P. Phillips Hospital:
  • David S. Boyer, MD, Family Medicine 
  • Fernando I. Hernandez, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Swathy Kolli, MD, Cardiovascular Disease

Health Central Hospital:
  • Jorge Florin, MD, General Surgery

  • Jason T. Atienza, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
  • Elly Benzaquen Parkes, MD, Internal Medicine 
  • David D. Cassidy, MD, Emergency Medicine 
  • Maria C. Demori, MD, Cardiovascular Disease 
  • Paul K. Michaels, DO, Family Medicine 
  • Christopher S. Mills, MD, Emergency Medicine 
  • David T. Smuckler, MD, Internal Medicine 
  • Joseph A. Sujka, MD, General Surgery 
  • Andre F. Teixeira, MD, Bariatric Surgery 

South Lake Hospital:
  • Lushantha S. Gunasekera, MD, Cardiovascular Disease 

South Seminole Hospital:
  • Kathryn J. Bondani, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • Jefferson P. Burns, MD, Anesthesiology 

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health:
  • Rebecca L. Moroose, MD, Hematology & Oncology 
  • Naren Ramakrishna, MD, Radiation Oncology  
  • Regan D. Rostorfer, MD, Hematology & Oncology