Nima Hosseinian, MD

Administrative Chief ResidentHCA Florida Osceola Hospital

Hometown: Malabar, Florida

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Future Career Interests: Academic Medicine

Hobbies: Soccer, cars, videogames & TV  

Tell Us About Yourself: I was born in Florida and lived in the state for my entire life. I’m from a rural town called Malabar. Growing up, I had chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pheasants as pets. I also have a black belt in Taekwondo. I love our program because of the excellent academic oppurtunities. All of the residents, faculty and staff are invested in our success and make me feel confident in achieving my career goals. Outside of medicine, I like playing soccer and watching the soccer leagues in England, Spain, Italy and Germany.

YuYa Nway, MD

Administrative Chief ResidentHCA Florida Osceola Hospital

Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar

Medical School: University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Future Career Interests: Academic Medicine

Hobbies: Meditation, Yoga, Dramas and Documentaries

Tell Us About Yourself: I was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar, where I completed medical school. I love Florida because the weather is similar to my country and there are a lot of natural parks to enjoy. I was thrilled to join the program three years ago and also feel honored to stay as a Chief Resident. I love the program because of our wonderful working environment with residents, faculty and staff. Fun fact about me is that I relieve stress by cleaning my space. Outside of work, I enjoy walking and watching sunsets at parks, spending quality time with family and friends, and practicing meditation.

Aliki Gastaud, MD

Administrative Chief ResidentOrlando VA Healthcare System

Hometown: Pelotas, Brazil

Medical School: Universidade Catolica de Pelotas

Future Career Interests: Academic Medicine

Hobbies: Travelling, going to the beach, baking, playing with my dogs and baby

Tell Us About Yourself: I was born and raised in Southern Brazil where I also went to medical school. I came to the US in 2016 and since then, I have lived in 4 different places (Los Angeles, Georgia, South Florida, and Orlando). I love living in Florida, it is so sunny and there is so much to do. I am a brand-new mom who is also a mom of two fur babies (as tiny as 40 and 70 lbs.), so you can imagine that life outside of work is hectic, but so much fun. It is an honor to be a chief in this program, and I am so glad I chose to come to UCF for my Internal Medicine training where I met such amazing people who inspire to become a better physician every day.

Liliana Franco Moreira, MD

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Chief ResidentOrlando VA Healthcare System

Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

Future Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, Academic Medicine, Global Health

Hobbies: Biking, spinning, gardening, travel.

Tell Us About Yourself: I was born and raised in Puerto Rico until I left to complete medical school in Mexico. I love our program for the excellent teaching, comradery between residents and all the opportunities offered for development – no matter your career choice. I love Florida for its weather and all of the outdoor activities that it offers. I especially enjoy the long biking and hiking trails that you can find everywhere, which is where I love to spend my time out of work. 

Alexander Kong, MD

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Chief Resident – Orlando VA Healthcare System

Hometown: Barcelona, Spain

Medical School: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Future Career Interests: Cardiology, Academic Medicine, Quality Improvement

Hobbies: Soccer, cooking, kayaking

Tell Us About Yourself:  I grew up and completed medical school in Barcelona, Spain. I am grateful to have joined the UCF IM family in 2019 where I had the opportunity to make lasting friendships and cultivate my passion for medicine, cardiovascular diseases and quality improvement. I am an avid FC Barcelona fan and enjoy to play soccer weekly with our residents and attendings. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking multicultural dishes, kayaking in our beautiful Central Florida springs, and going to the beach (all year round!).


Living in Orlando

Thank you so much for your interest and consideration in the UCF/HCA Internal Medicine Residency Program. We are delighted to give you a detailed introduction to the city of Orlando and our training.

The City of Orlando needs no introduction. It is a major metropolitan city in Central Florida and is a big attraction for theme park fans. Tennis players and golfers love Orlando for its great weather and facilities. Living in Orlando almost feels like being on vacation every day! After working hard on clinical rotations, you have so much to do and explore in the city. There are several nearby beaches within an hour’s drive so it’s easy to spend your day off relaxing at the beach. This city has a great night life, shopping malls and some of the best restaurants. Road trips to Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, St. Augustine and Key West are also a very popular for residents when they want to get out of town.

Our program is fun, exciting and spending time with the faculty, residents and medical students is the biggest highlight of our day. We provide a positive and nurturing learning environment by implementing an advanced educational program based on highly effective teaching principles. We also organize resident retreats, fun social events and team-building activities on a regular basis.

Our residency is highly evolved academically and is unique in incorporating innovative teaching concepts based on published research. We take feedback from our residents very seriously and are constantly growing and improving based on resident evaluations. We have a highly specialized and innovative faculty in graduate medical education, who are invested in creating an outstanding educational program.

We are part of the emerging Medical City in Orlando’s Lake Nona area. Our residents come from an exceptionally diverse backgrounds and we are proud of the state-of-the-art facilities at our sites: Orlando VA Healthcare System, UCF Health and HCA Florida Osceola Hospital.


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