University of South Florida/HCA West Florida GME Consortium at Brandon Regional Hospital

History of HCA Healthcare/USF Brandon Regional Hospital

A 3-year community-based EM residency program in Brandon, FL, 15-20 minutes from Downtown Tampa, FL affiliated with HCA-West Florida Division and the University of South Florida. ED volume at BRH is approximately 120,000 visits per year and is an 8 time IBM Watson Top 100 Teaching Hospitals in the United States ( In 2017 BRH expanded its Emergency Department to a total of 76 rooms, including behavioral health and pediatric rooms totaling 45,000 square feet. Founded in 2018, the program is continually growing with 45 residents and new rotations sites including Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Blake Medical Center for ED and Trauma rotations.


  • ED Medical Director: Victor Sasson, MD, FACEP
  • Program Director: Salvador Villanueva, MD, FACEP
  • Assistant Program Director: Anthony Furiato, DO, FACEP
  • Assistant Program Director: Kelly Grabbe, DO, FACEP
  • Research Director: Amanda Webb, MD, FACEP
  • Ultrasound Director: Erik Kalivoda, MD, FACEP
  • Program Coordinator: Mabel Melo

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Brandon Regional Hospital, Brandon, FL

Secondary Hospital

Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Academic Curriculum

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Block Scheduling

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Addiction Medicine

Contact Information

Mabel Melo (coordinator):

External Links

NOT UP TO DATE Brandon Regional Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program official website

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