Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery

Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery

About the Program

Thank you for visiting the Florida Hospital East Orlando Podiatric Surgical Residency website. Please take a moment and allow us to share with you who and what we are.

The podiatric medical and surgical residency 36-month program* is based at the 225-bed Florida Hospital East Orlando campus. Residents however, utilize the entire Florida Hospital Orlando network of seven campuses and over 2,050 beds throughout the Orlando area. The Florida Hospital Orlando campuses are currently home to over 150 allopathic, osteopathic and podiatric residents.

As with all podiatric residency programs, our faculty is largely voluntary, however the number and diversity of our faculty sets us apart from most programs. Our podiatric staff at Florida Hospital numbers 33, with the majority of those members actively participating in the residency program. In addition, we benefit from a generous non-podiatric medical staff and family medicine residency programs.

Our philosophy of care is to provide our patients the most up-to-date, comprehensive patient care delivered through an integrated healthcare system. To accomplish this, it is important for our residents to understand that successful treatment of the lower extremity complaints demands an understanding of all aspects of the patient’s well-being.

Our residency program offers a wide range of educational opportunities for each resident. Residents receive extensive exposure to and participation in traumatology, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, wound care/limb salvage and elective foot and ankle surgery. While a structured curriculum does form the backbone of our training, we feel that our residents should have input into tailoring curriculum to suit their particular interests.

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Jay Bornstein, DPM, DABPS, FACFAS
Director
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Faculty

of Florida Hospital Medical Education

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    Jay Bornstein, DPM, DABPS, FACFAS
    Director
    Dr. Jay Bornstein is board certified in podiatric surgery, and earned his medical degree from the Ohio College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency training in podiatric surgery at Orlando General Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bornstein is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, the Central Florida Podiatry Association and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
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    Joseph Conte, DPM, AABPS
    Dr. Joseph Conte is board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery as well as wound care. He has also receive special training in Advanced/comprehensive foot and ankle reconstruction, lower extremity trauma and joint arthrodesis, advanced external fixation on lower extremities, diabetic limb salvage, and wound healing in hyperbaric medicine. He earned his BS in Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his DPM at Barry University. Dr. Conte completed his residency training at Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL.
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    Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS
    Program Research Director
    Dr. Christopher Reeves is board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and foot surgery. He received a BS in Biology from Georgia College, and an MS in Biomedical Sciences and DPM from Barry University. Dr. Reeves completed his residency training at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital/Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Campus in Pittsburgh, PA, and received additional training in lower limb realignment and reconstruction from the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, MD.
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    Howard Finkelstein, DPM, FACFAS
    Faculty
    Dr. Howard Finkelstein began his medical career as a physical therapist and discovered the practice of podiatric medicine by a mentor who invited him to observe cases. He graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago with his DPM and completed his residency at Florida Hospital. Dr. Finkelstein belongs to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Finkelstein is trained in all aspects of foot and ankle care, ranging from conservative in-office treatments, to surgery. He has also remained current with his licensure in physical therapy. Professional affiliations for Dr. Finkelstein include the State of Florida and Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, DPM and the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation, RPT. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has a current committee appointment with the Podiatric Residency Review Board.
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    Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS
    Faculty
    Dr. Amber Shane is board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. She received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University and completed her residency at Florida Hospital. In addition, Dr. Shane completed an External Fixation Fellowship at the Russia Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics and an AO International Fixation Fellowship at the Carl Gustav Carus University Clinic. She received specialty training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, limb realignment and deformity correction, adult and pediatric flatfoot surgery, external and internal fixation techniques, diabetic limb salvage, and shock wave therapy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
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    Robert Hoover, DPM, FACFAS
    Faculty
    Dr. Robert Hoover earned his BS in biology and DPM from Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. After earning his DPM, Dr. Hoover completed his podiatric residency at Florida Hospital. He belongs to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and American Board of Podiatric Surgery professional organizations and is board certified in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Hoover holds memberships with the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and the American, Florida, and Central Florida Podiatric Medical Associations. His educational appointments include being part of the teaching staff at Florida Hospital for both Podiatric Surgery and Family Practice residents. Dr. Hoover is also an associate professor at Barry University and on the volunteer faculty at the University of South Florida College of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Family Medicine.
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      Jay Bornstein, DPM, DABPS, FACFAS
      Director

      Dr. Jay Bornstein is board certified in podiatric surgery, and earned his medical degree from the Ohio College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency training in podiatric surgery at Orlando General Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bornstein is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, the Central Florida Podiatry Association and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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      Joseph Conte, DPM, AABPS

      Dr. Joseph Conte is board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery as well as wound care. He has also receive special training in Advanced/comprehensive foot and ankle reconstruction, lower extremity trauma and joint arthrodesis, advanced external fixation on lower extremities, diabetic limb salvage, and wound healing in hyperbaric medicine. He earned his BS in Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his DPM at Barry University. Dr. Conte completed his residency training at Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL.

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      Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS
      Program Research Director

      Dr. Christopher Reeves is board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and foot surgery. He received a BS in Biology from Georgia College, and an MS in Biomedical Sciences and DPM from Barry University. Dr. Reeves completed his residency training at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital/Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Campus in Pittsburgh, PA, and received additional training in lower limb realignment and reconstruction from the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, MD.

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      Howard Finkelstein, DPM, FACFAS
      Faculty

      Dr. Howard Finkelstein began his medical career as a physical therapist and discovered the practice of podiatric medicine by a mentor who invited him to observe cases. He graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago with his DPM and completed his residency at Florida Hospital. Dr. Finkelstein belongs to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Finkelstein is trained in all aspects of foot and ankle care, ranging from conservative in-office treatments, to surgery. He has also remained current with his licensure in physical therapy. Professional affiliations for Dr. Finkelstein include the State of Florida and Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, DPM and the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation, RPT. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has a current committee appointment with the Podiatric Residency Review Board.

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      Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS
      Faculty

      Dr. Amber Shane is board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. She received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University and completed her residency at Florida Hospital. In addition, Dr. Shane completed an External Fixation Fellowship at the Russia Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics and an AO International Fixation Fellowship at the Carl Gustav Carus University Clinic. She received specialty training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, limb realignment and deformity correction, adult and pediatric flatfoot surgery, external and internal fixation techniques, diabetic limb salvage, and shock wave therapy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis.

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      Robert Hoover, DPM, FACFAS
      Faculty

      Dr. Robert Hoover earned his BS in biology and DPM from Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. After earning his DPM, Dr. Hoover completed his podiatric residency at Florida Hospital. He belongs to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and American Board of Podiatric Surgery professional organizations and is board certified in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Hoover holds memberships with the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and the American, Florida, and Central Florida Podiatric Medical Associations. His educational appointments include being part of the teaching staff at Florida Hospital for both Podiatric Surgery and Family Practice residents. Dr. Hoover is also an associate professor at Barry University and on the volunteer faculty at the University of South Florida College of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Family Medicine.

Residents

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      Zachary Farley, DPM
      PGY-3
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      Ryan Vazales, DPM
      PGY-3
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      Zachary Cavins, DPM
      PGY-2
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      German Mikheyev, DPM
      PGY-2
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      Hughey Colton Carter, DPM
      PGY-1
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      Jeremy Jung, DPM
      PGY-1
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      Zachary Farley, DPM
      PGY-3
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      Ryan Vazales, DPM
      PGY-3
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      Zachary Cavins, DPM
      PGY-2
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      German Mikheyev, DPM
      PGY-2
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      Hughey Colton Carter, DPM
      PGY-1
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      Jeremy Jung, DPM
      PGY-1

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule
  • Medical Imaging 1 block
  • Pathology 1 block
  • Medicine 1 block
  • Behavioral Science 1 block
  • Dermatology 1 block
  • Emergency Medicine 1 block
  • Infectious Disease/Hyperbarric Medicine 1 block
  • Neurology 1 block
  • Podiatric Medicine 1 block
  • General Surgery 1 block
  • Orthopedic Surgery 1 block
  • Plastic Surgery 1 block
  • Vascular Surgery 1 block
  • Podiatric Surgery 1 block

The residency program at Florida Hospital East Orlando is a resource-based, competency-driven, assessment-validated program which is hospital-based and consists of postgraduate training in both inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical patient management. The program provides training resources that facilitate the resident’s sequential and progressive achievement of specific competencies. While significant structuring of the path towards achieving these goals is necessary, residents are allowed to tailor their education to meet their specific interests.

Diagnostic Modalities

Medical imaging: Through participation in both the hospital and outpatient setting, the resident will gain direct exposure to and participation in plain radiography, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, MRI, CT, ultrasonography and vascular imaging.

Pathology: In the hospital environment, the resident will participate in laboratory studies in hematology, serology/immunology, toxicology, blood chemistries, drug screens, coagulations studies, blood gases, synovial fluid analysis, urinalysis, microbiology and anatomic and cellular pathology.

Medicine and Medical Subspecialties

Medicine: Includes both hospital-based and outpatient medical evaluation and management of patients. This rotation is supervised by the Family Medicine Residency Program, and residents will be expected to perform comprehensive medical histories and physical examinations, as well as formulate appropriate differential diagnoses, become proficient at ordering and interpreting diagnostic studies and formulating appropriate management plans.

Behavioral Science: The resident will become more knowledgeable and gain a better understanding of the psychosociospiritual aspects of health care delivery including the implications of prevention and wellness.

Dermatology: The resident will participate in the diagnosis and treatment of general dermatological conditions primarily in the office setting.

Emergency Medicine: Resident will participate in the evaluation and management of the emergent patient in the hospital setting. Special emphasis will be placed on disorders of the lower extremity. In addition to the Emergency Medicine rotation, each resident will be on call for foot and ankle trauma 26 weeks per year.

Infectious Disease/Hyperbarric Medicine: The resident will become familiar with the care and management of the infected patient, including performance of a comprehensive history and physical examination ordering and interpretation of diagnostic studies. The resident will also become familiar with the care and management of chronic wound patients and the hyperbarric chamber.

Neurology: The resident will participate in the evaluation and management of neurological disorders with specific focus on the pathogenesis of neurological disorders with lower extremity manifestations.

Podiatric Medicine: The resident will be expected to participate in the care of the podiatric patient in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Evaluation and management of podiatric patients in the inpatient setting will include performing and interpreting the findings of a thorough problem focused history and physical examination, performing and interpreting appropriate diagnostic studies and formulating an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. Residents will also be expected to attend to patients in the outpatient clinic. Evaluation and management of patients in the faculty office setting will also be expected. This rotation is ongoing throughout the entire residency period

General Surgery: The resident will directly participate in the care and management of the surgical patient including the preoperative and postoperative period. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing surgical skills and the understanding of surgical procedures and principles.

Orthopedic Surgery: The resident will directly participate in the care and management of the general orthopedic patient. This includes management of orthopedic trauma, joint replacement and sports related surgeries. Understanding of preoperative and postoperative care is included.

Plastic Surgery: The resident will become familiar with the plastic surgical aspects of the acute and chronic trauma patient as well as care and management of the cosmetic surgical patient and directly participate in the care of these patients.

Vascular Surgery: The resident will participate in the care of the vascularly compromised patient including recognizing and diagnosing vascular disease, formulating a treatment plan and actively participating in vascular surgical cases and rounds.

Podiatric Surgery: The resident will directly participate in surgical treatment of lower extremity pathology. Training experiences emphasize evaluation, diagnosis, selection of appropriate treatment and avoidance of complications, structured in a manner to achieve the competencies identified by the COPME.

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Benefits

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Education Allowance

PGY-1 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $500.

PGY-2 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $800.

PGY-3 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $1300.

Professional Fees

Florida State Medical License and DEA license fees. The cost of certification classes, such as ACLS, are covered as necessary for meeting program requirements.

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Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

For more information, please visit the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies.

Go through (CRIP) Centralized Residency Interview Program

CPME

Directions

  • From the airport:
    Head South on Semoran Blvd (State Road 436) Turn right onto Lake Underhill Rd
  • From the Tampa area:
    Take I-4 East to Orlando Take 408 East Exit (#82A) (Toll Road $1.25) Take Goldenrod Rd Exit (#16) Turn right onto Goldenrod Rd Turn left onto Lake Underhill Rd
  • From the Daytona area:
    Take I-4 West to Tampa Take 408 East Exit (#82A) (Toll Road $1.25) Take Goldenrod Rd Exit (#16) Turn right onto Goldenrod Rd Turn left onto Lake Underhill Rd

Whitney Kornegay

Residency Coordinator

407-303-2800 ext. 1106094407-303-7323 7727 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32822