Indermeet S. Bhullar, MD, joined Orlando Health’s Department of Surgical Education as program director of the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship in 2014. Dr. Bhullar is a critical care surgeon with Orlando Health Medical Group Surgery. He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and neuro-critical care, with additional Fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery and nutrition.
Dr. Bhullar earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1994. Dr. Bhullar completed residency at the University Of California’s San Diego Medical Center, where he received honors for exemplary research projects and publications. Following his residency, Dr. Bhullar continued his education and advanced to Emory University’s adult cardiac surgery fellowship; Baylor University’s cardiac and thoracic fellowship; and a trauma and acute care surgery fellowship at Orlando Health.
Following his postgraduate training, Dr. Bhullar served as an acute care surgeon for Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. In 2009, he returned to medical education as the program director of the surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville.
Dr. Bhullar’s surgical interests include rib plating, closure of complex open abdomen, and repair of large ventral hernias with loss of abdomen domain. As a surgical educator, he works closely with residents and fellows at Orlando Health. He is a certified course director for the Advanced Trauma Life Support course and a certified instructor of the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support course. He holds academic privileges at the University of Florida, and is a three-time recipient of the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Exemplary Teacher Award. Dr. Bhullar also serves as the state director of the rural trauma program, educating communities without trauma centers nearby on how to manage medical emergencies.
Dr. Bhullar’s recent research projects include treatment of brain injuries and management of injuries to the spleen. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and holds memberships in the national Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Florida Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Southeastern Surgical Congress.