Welcome From the Program Director

Amparo (Amy) Gutierrez

The Department of Neurology at Orlando Health is dedicated to graduate residency and medical student education. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce, creating equity and fostering inclusion. We offer a four -year ACGME general neurology residency program. We also offer medical school clerkships for third- and fourth-year medical students from Florida State University College of Medicine and other LCME approved medical schools.

The residency structure consists of a first year spent engaged in learning internal medicine for ten months with an additional two months in neurology. Years two through four are spent in developing experience in outpatient and inpatient neurology with rotations in vascular neurology, inpatient neurology consultations, pediatric neurology, psychiatry, and in all the major specialty areas of neurology such as Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-rehab, Neuroimmunology, Headache Disorders and Neuro muscular disorders. All residents will have a one-month elective rotation each year to ensure residents have the time to develop increased expertise in specific areas within neurology. Residents will participate in a longitudinal neurology outpatient clinic throughout their training. Residents will be encouraged to be involved in research which can be clinical, basic, or in social determinants of health care. Residents will meet all the required rotations to fulfill the American Academy Board of Neurology board requirements.

Orlando Health has affiliations with Florida State University College of Medicine. The program is based at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (OHORMC) which has a total of 801 acute-care beds, and over 80,000 emergency visits annually-an ideal environment for the education of our resident staff. OHORMC has an accredited Tertiary Comprehensive Stroke Center, a Neurological Intensive Care Unit and an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit as well as recognized outpatient practices of a Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center and ALS Center. Our Neurology group has done over 150 vascular interventions last year and treated over 1500 patients with TPA.

Our mission is to graduate competent, compassionate neurologist that can practice independently and that will strive to make their communities better places and promote healthcare equity.

Amparo (Amy) Gutierrez, MD FAAN
Neurology Residency Director

Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Clinic Director
Orlando Health Neuroscience and Rehabilitative Neurology Group
Clinical Professor-Emeritus LSUHSC