There are seven residency programs offered with 116 approved positions at Largo Medical Center in: Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry and Internal Medicine.

Anesthesiology (8 positions)

Program Director: E. Lisa Lowery, DO

The Anesthesia Program includes four years formal training with high volume hands-on experience of wide range of anesthesiology including general, orthopedic, urological, peripheral vascular surgery, and post-op pain management. Outside rotations include pediatrics, cardiothoracic, obstetrics, pain, and an elective. Residents will participate in Morning Report, case presentations and attend National AOCA meetings.

Dermatology (9 positions)

Program Director: Richard A. Miller, DO , FAOCD

The Dermatology Residency is a three year program with faculty consisting of ten board-certified dermatologists and two dermatopathologists. Outside rotations and electives are available in Mohs surgery, pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and others. Additional rotations are conducted at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center, under the direction of a Board certified dermatologist. Journal Club and book reviews are conducted weekly. Dermatology Residents hold membership in the Florida West Coast Society of Dermatology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and attend quarterly lectures.

Family Medicine (21 positions)

Program Director: William Murphy, DO

The primary focus of this program is the care of ambulatory patients with hospital rotations included to complement the Residents’ education. Our outpatient clinic, Family Care at Walsingham provides an opportunity for Residents to build their own diverse panel of patients. Training in osteopathic diagnosis and treatment are included in the Resident clinic, on rotations, and complemented with regular lecture/demonstration sessions. All continuity-of-care clinics are supervised by a Board-certified, DO family physician. Morning Report, lectures and case reports are presented daily. Journal Clubs are held twice a month.

General Surgery (5 positions)

Program Director: G. David Lowery, DO, FACOS

The primary objective of the General Surgery residency program is to guide transformation of a general physician into a physician-surgeon with a high degree of surgical competency. This competency, by necessity, should include technical as well as diagnostic competency. Just as important, however, is the development of sound medical and surgical judgment blended with ethical and moral standards befitting the highest degree of skill in the specialty of general surgery.

Internal Medicine (48 positions)

Program Director: Joseph J. Namey, DO, FACOI

Incorporated into this program is a wide spectrum of educational exposures and experiences in clinic and hospital settings that enables the resident to progressively assume responsibility for the care of patients. This program offers great flexibility with a broad scope of practice opportunities. The residents will be well prepared for ambulatory primary care medicine, general internal medicine, geriatric specialty care and preparation for subspecialty training. Internal medicine residents are given every opportunity to experience the demands of several medical subspecialties to help them in the difficult decision of specialty practice. Daily lectures and conferences with participation from students, interns, and other specialty-based residents augment the bedside clinic teaching. A structure of formal didactic exposure includes journal clubs, morning reports, case conference and IM review programs, as well as attending lectures.

Orthopedic Surgery (10 positions)

Program Director: John Harker, DO

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency program at Largo Medical Center is designed to adequately educate orthopedic surgery interns and residents to successfully become diverse, well-rounded, and independent orthopedic surgeons. The specialty of orthopedic surgery is comprised of the investigation, restoration, and development of the form and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical methods. The purpose of the orthopedic surgery residency training program is to provide continuity of didactic and clinical experiences to become proficient in examination, diagnosis, and treatment of orthopedic patients. The resident will be given progressive responsibility of care of patients. The resident will ultimately be provided the necessary education and information to successfully complete AOA certification.

Psychiatry (8 positions)

Program Director: Ashok Patel, MD

The Psychiatry Residency Program of Largo Medical Center is a 48 month postgraduate training program that is designed to educate residents to become proficient in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of psychiatric disorders as well as the common medical and neurological disorders that relate to psychiatry. The Psychiatry Residency, which is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), incorporates the Osteopathic principles of caring for the whole patient and the recognition of the integrated function between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. The training provides comprehensive and structured cognitive and clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient setting for acute and chronic psychiatric disorders.

For more information, please call the Medical Education Coordinator at (727) 588-5704 or email.