The class of 2016 residents is as follows:
Aysha Ahmed, DO
Muhammad Zeshan Ali, MD
Faria Bhatti, MD
Arushi Goel, MD
Sulman Riazul Hassan, MD
Syed Moin Hassan, MD
Surbhi Jain, MD, PhD
Uzma Kewan, MD
Ateeq Mubarik, MD
Kinza Muzaffar, MD
Maliha Shakil, MD
Monica Sher, MD
Zuzana Talbot, MD
Hira Fahad Zafar, MD
Sara Bibi, MD (Not pictured)
This year Oak Hill Hospital has been fortunate to appoint 15 new residents (five more than each of the last two years). This is the third class in the Graduate Medical Education program. Oak Hill Hospital’s GME residents now total 35 physicians whose families are living and working locally in the area.
The Graduate Medical Education program in internal medicine is under the medical direction of Salman Muddassir, MD. The residents train in the hospital on general medicine teams and specialty services including the emergency department.
Oak Hill Hospital’s medical program began with an accreditation for 30 residents with 10 residents beginning each year. That accreditation has been increased to 15 residents per year.
According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical state-wide need for physicians. The expansion of the Graduate Medical Education program such as Oak Hill’s can help alleviate the shortage. This program benefits the local community. Studies show that many physicians practice where they have completed their residency.
“It is gratifying to see our GME program finally progress to its full compliment. We are proud to be able to provide our community with an accredited teaching hospital,” said Dr. Ed Nast, Chief Medical Officer of Oak Hill Hospital. “The community benefits in so many ways by the addition of these physicians,” he added.
About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties (280 beds), is the area’s largest private employer, and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Over 300 physicians, 1,200 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team.
The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in 2016, offering labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting.
It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Richard W. Linkul, Director of Marketing, at 352-597-6383 or Richard.Linkul@HCAHealthcare.com. In Citrus call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or like us on Facebook.
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