Ocala Health
July 08, 2021

OCALA, FL, July 2, 2021 – Ocala Health recently celebrated the graduation of the first class of anesthesiology resident physicians. The Class of 2021 launched in July 2018.

Ocala Health's graduate medical education program has now grown to 147 residents across eight specialties including anesthesiology, family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, surgical critical care, and transitional year.

(L TO R): Matthew Guthrie (Program Coordinator), Evan Davidson, MD, Neisaliz Marrero Figueroa, MD, Adambeke Nwozuzu, MD,  Katarina Kapisoda, MD, Heather Christopherson, MD, W Marc Blanchard, MD, Ettore Crimi, MD (Program Director), Bruce Dixon, MD

Anesthesiology Residents

W Marc Blanchard, MD

Heather Christopherson, MD

Evan Davidson, MD

Bruce Dixon, MD

Neisaliz Marrero Figueroa, MD

Katarina Kapisoda, MD

Adambeke Nwozuzu, MD

About Ocala Health Graduate Medical Education

The residency program at Ocala Regional Medical Center is part of the UCF College of Medicine-Hospital Corporation of America consortium, which has brought 31 graduate medical education programs to Central and North Central Florida in the past six years. Ocala Health is one of the States 36 Statutory Teaching Hospitals, with 7 programs and 156 residents and fellows. The 2021-22 programs at North Florida Regional Medical Center (Gainesville), Ocala Regional Medical Center, West Florida Regional (Pensacola) and Osceola Regional Medical Center have over 522 residents and fellows.

About Ocala Health

Ocala Health encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 288-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 186-bed hospital located in west Marion County, Summerfield ER, a freestanding emergency department located in southern Marion County, Maricamp ER, a freestanding emergency department located on Maricamp Road in Ocala, and Trailwinds Village ER, a freestanding emergency department located in Sumter County. Ocala Regional Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center and a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services, and bariatric surgery.

Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. Ocala Health’s outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of six locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; a Senior Wellness Community Center; and three surgical and physician specialty practices.

About HCA Healthcare North Florida Division

The HCA Healthcare North Florida Division is a comprehensive network of 14 hospitals, numerous outpatient surgery centers & imaging facilities, physician practices, medical education training programs and a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in the North Florida and Central Florida communities. HCA Healthcare North Florida physicians and employees continue to provide the quality foundation for delivering care to our patients safely, effectively and compassionately. Its hospitals are Joint Commission Accredited, with designations such as Accredited Chest Pain Centers, Primary Stroke Center Certification and four Level II Trauma Centers in Marion, Okaloosa, Osceola and Seminole county.