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Meet Our Team of Physicians

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NameKevin D. Accola, MD
Date Joined GroupApril 1, 1993
Medical SchoolUniversity of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency

General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery

HospitalFlorida Hospital -- South
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Name George J. Palmer, III, MD
Date Joined Group October 18, 1995
Medical School Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Residency

General Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Florida Hospital -- South
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Name Jorge E. Suarez-Cavelier, MD
Date Joined Group October 1, 1998
Medical School Medical School Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Columbia
Residency

General Surgery, Medical School Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Columbia

General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Vascular Surgery, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC

Fellowship

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Oregon Health Science University, St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Florida Hospital -- South
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Name Clay M. Burnett, MD
Date Joined Group November 1, 2014
Medical School East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina
Residency

General Surgery, University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tampa, Florida

Fellow - Heart Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Florida Hospital -- Orlando
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Name Tomas D. Martin, MD
Date Joined Group April 1, 2015
Medical School University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
Residency

General Surgery & Vascular Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Florida

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Florida Hospital -- South
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Name Tomer Z. Karas, MD
Date Joined Group August 1, 2017
Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Residency

General Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX

Board Certification

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

HospitalFlorida Hospital - Orlando