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Teaching Facilities

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Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute

Pictured above is the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopaedic Center of Excellence which is an Orthopaedic and Spine specialty hospital. This specialty hospital is located on the downtown campus of Orlando Health and is a state of art 195,000 square foot facility dedicated to orthopaedics. This orthopaedic institute consists of an inpatient hospital, medical office building, main OR, and an ambulatory surgical center (ASC). The entire top floor is dedicated to research and education and has a technologically advanced bioskills lab which will communicate with both the main OR and the ASC. This floor also contains operating microscopes for microvascular training, a cadaver dissection lab, as well as a main auditorium and conference rooms.  The hospital, surgery center, and research and training floors are open and fully functional.


Orlando Health - Orlando Regional Medical Center

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is an 808-bed hospital in downtown Orlando and the flagship medical center of Orlando Health. Fellowship Program Director, Brett Lewellyn, MD, is the site director for ORMC. Hand fellows are exposed to a large variety of both trauma and elective cases that includes the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.


Orlando Health - P. Phillips Hospital

Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, part of the Orlando Health family of hospitals, has served the residents and visitors of Southwest Orlando for 25 years. , Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is a full-service medical/surgical facility that features the latest technology in diagnostic imaging, surgical services and rehabilitation. Justin Zumsteg, MD, the Associate Fellowship Director, is the site director at P. Phillips Hospital where fellows receive extensive training from the fingertip to the brachial plexus.


Orlando Health - South Seminole Hospital

South Seminole Hospital is a 206-bed, full-service, medical/surgical community hospital located in scenic Longwood, Florida. The hospital is a part of Orlando Health and serves the residents of Seminole County, Florida. The hospital is also home to one of Orlando Health’s three Air Care Team helicopter bases, allowing critical patients to be transferred to ORMC’s Level I Trauma Center.  Minh Nguyen, MD is the site director at South Seminole Hospital where the fellows receive training in hand, wrist, elbow and microvascular pathology.


Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital (APH) for Children is a 158-bed pediatric hospital facility located in the main Orlando Health Medical Center. Arnold Palmer Hospital is the first facility in Central Florida to provide emergency care exclusively for pediatrics and to be designated as a level one pediatric trauma center. Mark Birnbaum, MD serves as site director for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where the fellows will be instructed in pediatric hand, wrist and elbow surgeries.


Orlando Health - Horizon West Hospital

Horizon West Hospital is a newer full service, six story, 120 bed hospital located on the west side of Orlando that opened in January 2021. The hospital serves the Winter Garden, Clermont and Ocoee areas of Orlando.  Karan Desai, MD, our program's Hand Fellowship Research Director, is also the site director at Horizon West Hospital where the fellows receive training in hand, wrist, elbow, peripheral nerve and microvascular cases.

Rotation Schedule

Fellows rotate through an organized monthly schedule through different site locations, rotating and working with different surgeons. These rotations are organized in such a way to provide a longitudinal learning  environment through the various hand and upper extremity sub-specialties. While this educational approach has been created to provide structure throughout the training year, by no means is it "set in stone." All of the training faculty will allow for flexibility within the rotation schedule to allow fellows to temporarily switch or substitute days (for example to assist with a rare surgical case or to see uncommon clinical pathology) in order to maximize their training and education throughout the year. Each of these different satellite training locations that are a part of the fellow's educational rotations are located within a short 20 minute drive of ORMC and downtown Orlando. 

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