Jorge Perez, MD

Internal medicine 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.


Luis Silva, MD

Internal medicine assistant program director

Dr. Luis Silva completed his medical training at Universidad Central Del Caribe in Puerto Rico. He was trained in Internal Medicine at Cabrini Medical Center- Mount Sinai University Hospital in New York City. Dr. Silva is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


James Abraham, MD

Internal medicine assistant program director

Dr. James Abraham completed his medical training at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He was trained in Internal Medicine at Cabrini Medical Center- Mount Sinai University Hospital in New York City. Dr. Abraham is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

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 wards, ICU, emergency medicine and all internal medicine subspecialties and electives. Our 4+1 scheduling system alternates 4 week rotations with 1 week ambulatory blocks. This allows for a continuity clinic experience that is not interrupted with inpatient responsibilities, and also offers protected time for quality and research projects.
  • Our Ambulatory experience provides the opportunity to work in urban, rural, suburban settings. We provide health care at the following sites: Internal Medicine Associates of Plant City, Biggers Family Medicine, Daley and Associates PrimeMed of Tampa Bay, Suncoast Community Health Center and our free clinic The Outreach Clinic of Brandon.
  • We have a robust didactic program that includes daily Noon Conferences; as well as monthly Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, and Grand Rounds.
  • 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 a yearly food stipend.
  • Funding for participation in local, regional and national conferences is available upon request.
  • The program provides a board review course at the end of the third year for preparation for ABIM certification exams.

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.