Yvonne Braver, MD

Internal Medicine Program Director

Yvonne Braver, MD, graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1996 and completed her Internal Residency at Emory in 1999. She moved to Cleveland with her husband in 2000 where she held multiple roles at The Cleveland Clinic including staff physician, Program Director of the Primary Care Track Residency Program and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program for 12 years. Dr. Braver practiced Primary Care Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic until 2013, where she received The Cleveland Magazine "Best Doctor" designation.

Dr. Braver moved to Florida with her husband and three children in 2013. She accepted the position of Program Director at Brandon Regional Hospital where she created the hospital's new Internal Residency Program which welcomed its first class of residents on July 1, 2015. It has been a true honor for Dr. Braver to work closely with the Brandon Regional Hospital community to provide an excellent training ground in graduate medical education.

Jorge Perez, MD

Internal Medicine Assistant Program Director

Dr Jorge Perez hails from Puerto Rico and received his medical degree from Universidad Central de Caribe. He was a highly regarded resident at Mount Sinai University Hospitals- Cabrini Medical Center in New York City. He completed his residency in 2005, and since has served the citizens of South Florida as a fulltime Hospitalist.

Dr Perez is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has additional expertise in Information Technology. He is very highly regarded by his peers and patients, and has been active in the affairs of the medical staff throughout his career. He enjoys sports, playing golf, and spending time with his young children. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Eva Gupta, MD

Internal Medicine Assistant Program Director

Prior to receiving her internal medicine training at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, MI, Dr. Eva Gupta served as a Research Assistant at Michigan State University, where she investigated the role of sentinel lymph node mapping in colon cancer and worked on National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSAPB) protocols. Following her residency, Dr. Gupta relocated to Jacksonville, FL and practiced as a hospitalist before pursuing additional medical training. Subsequently, Dr. Gupta completed subspecialty Fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, one of the largest and most highly-regarded medical centers in the world and internationally recognized for its scientific excellence and focus on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Demonstrated by her active participation in various research projects throughout her training, Dr. Gupta has a keen interest in clinical research. She has presented her research at national symposiums and has been published in several peer reviewed journals. In 2017, Dr. Gupta joined Florida Cancer Specialists in Hillsborough County.

About the Program

  • Brandon Regional Hospital Internal Medicine Residency is a community hospital based program and now has a full complement of 60 residents. We accept 20 residents each year. At BRH, we are fortunate to benefit from the comprehensive care provided at a state of the art hospital. Our patient base is diverse, complex and requires high acuity care. It an excellent training ground for new physicians. Our program provides excellent supervision and teaching from accomplished internists and subspecialists, but allows the resident the autonomy to learn and grow. Residents rotate through the general internal medicine wars, ICU, emergency medicine and all internal medicine subspecialties and electives.
  • Our Ambulatory experience provides the opportunity to work in urban, rural, suburban settings. We have the honor to provide health care to our active duty service personal at the Mac Dill Air Force base. We also staff a weekly free clinic at The Outreach Clinic of Brandon.
  • The educational structure at BRH includes a dedicated academic half day each week, plus an ambulatory academic half day and board review during clinic rotations.
  • All residents are required to participate in a Quality Improvement or Patient Safety project.
  • All residents are required to complete a scholarly work during their training.
  • Residents are provided leadership opportunities through the Resident Advisory Panel, participation in hospital wide clinical excellence programs and hospital committees.
  • The program provides an educational stipend for participation in local, regional and national conferences, books and equipment.
  • The program provides a board review course at the end of the third year for preparation for ABIM certification exams.

Career and Recruitment Support

Career Support

  • Career Support Program through well-connected subspecialty faculty and the business expertise of administrators.
  • Those interested in subspecialty training will receive personal guidance and intervention to help the resident get the most competitive fellowships, even in the most competitive fields like cardiology or gastroenterology.
  • Those interested in other opportunities will receive help matching the expertise of the institution, the hospitals, and other local resources with the career plans of the resident.

    • This effort will start during the second year with a formal meeting with the program director to develop a career plan, identify an appropriate adviser, and guide and assist the resident to reach his/her goals.

Enhanced Recruitment

Recruitment efforts are based on our desire to secure residents who will share in the atmosphere of teamwork and professionalism that we strive to create, as well as the passion Brandon Regional Hospital has for providing quality patient care in a community setting.

  • We interview and aggressively recruit Florida graduates from allopathic and osteopathic medical schools in Florida.
  • Highly qualified students whose professional and personal backgrounds suggest that they are a good match with our mission are also invited and encouraged to apply.