South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday August 11, 2020
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August 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 2
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HCA EAST FLORIDA SISTER FACILITIES NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER AND WESTSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WELCOME THE NEXT GENERATION OF DOCTORS

July 6, 2020 – With over 3,300 applicants this year, 28 current residents and one fellow, Northwest Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program is proud to take part in the future of medicine by training the next generation of doctors. As teaching facilities in Broward, the hospitals’ goals are to provide their residents with outstanding clinical training and didactic educational experiences to produce the highest quality physicians possible. 
 
 
The GME program offers two ACGME accredited programs, which are Internal Medicine and General Surgery, as well as their CPME accredited Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Programs, which now has its first ever podiatry fellow at Westside Regional Medical Center, led by Dr. Warren Windram.
 
Northwest Medical Center’s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program is led by Dr. Alan MacGill as the program director and Dr. Cherison Cuffy as the associate program director. Westside Regional Medical Center’s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program is led by Dr. Steven Spinner as the program director and Dr. Fredric Chussid as the associate program director. Both programs expose residents to all aspects of foot and ankle surgery; with a volume of cases unmatched throughout South Florida. Monthly simulation laboratories, formal didactics, research and clinical encounters further develop the resident's exemplary skills; producing nationally recognized foot and ankle surgeons in large orthopedic and multispecialty groups.
 
Their largest residency program, the Internal Medicine Residency, is led by Dr. Adekunle Bamgboye as the program director and by Dr. Pallavi Aneja as the associate program director. This program provides residents with a community based training experience that is both multicultural and multidisciplinary. Internal Medicine Residents develop clinical skills and gain expertise on the diagnoses, treatment and compassionate care of adults.
 
The General Surgery Residency, which is a community-based university affiliated program, is led by Dr. Shaikh Hai as the program director and by Dr. Charles Lago as the associate program director. Medical graduates from these programs are trained to manage the full range of problems encountered by surgical patients in an intensive care unit as well as how to manage patients on a day-to-day basis.
Northwest Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education Program provides an educational environment which foster professional and personal development of resident programs, appropriate guidance, supervision and mentoring of all residents.
 
For more information on Westside Regional Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education Program, please visit https://westsideregional.com/gme/ or call (954) 732 - 1207.
 
For more information on Northwest Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education Program, please visit 
 
About Northwest Medical Center
Northwest Medical Center provides comprehensive healthcare to the residents of Broward County. Founded in 1984, Northwest Medical Center has evolved into a 215-bed medical center and healthcare complex continuously expanding and bringing on the latest technology that enables us to provide leading edge services to the population we serve. From labor and delivery to pediatrics, and elder care on an inpatient or outpatient basis, our commitment to you remains steadfast.
 
About Westside Regional Medical Center
Westside Regional Medical Center, an award-winning 250-bed hospital, is recognized for providing a wide array of services to the residents of Broward County, South Florida and visitors from around the world. We offer 24-hour comprehensive medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including oncology, cardiology and emergency care. Westside Regional also offers the community with the latest in minimally invasive spine and colorectal surgery and is one of only nine Joint Commission certified centers in the United States for minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Not only is Westside Regional certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA), but it also received its Thrombectomy Capable Center certification from the Joint Commission. Westside Regional Medical Center is also a teaching and research facility, offering Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs in podiatry, surgery and internal medicine. For over 45 years, Westside Regional Medical Center has been committed to expanding and improving every facet of the organization, devoting significant time and resources to enhancing the facility, staff and medical care. Westside Regional Medical Center has an outstanding staff, which includes physicians, specialists and employees, all of whom place importance in making their patients feel welcome and comfortable.
 
Northwest Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center are facilities of HCA East Florida. HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has nearly 7,000 physicians on staff. For more information, visit HCAEastFlorida.com.
-HCA EAST FLORIDA-
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center + Highlands Regional Medical Center + JFK Medical Center +
 JFK Medical Center North Campus + Kendall Regional Medical Center + Lawnwood Regional Medical Center + Mercy Hospital + Northwest Medical Center + Palms West Hospital + Plantation General Hospital + Raulerson Hospital + St. Lucie Medical Center + University Hospital & Medical Center + Westside Regional Medical Center
 
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