Frank A Orlando

Frank A Orlando, MD, FAAFP

Associate Professor & Medical Director

Department: MD-CHFM SPRINGHILL
Business Phone: (352) 265-9475
Business Email: forlando@ufl.edu

About Frank A Orlando

Frank Orlando, MD, completed two years of general surgery residency and then a two-year surgical oncology fellowship, after which he changed specialties to family medicine because of his desire for life-long patient relationships. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine were he has been a primary care physician since 2013 and the Medical Director of UF Health Family Medicine – Springhill since 2021. He teaches both clinical and didactic course at the College of Medicine and is Faculty Advisor to three undergraduate student organizations. He is Co-Investigator on several research grants and studies, and his current research interests are COVID-19, wellness, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, pharmacogenetics, chronic pain management, and social determinants of health.

In 2023, Dr. Orlando became a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and an Associate Editor of Family Medicine and Primary Care, a specialty section of Frontiers in Medicine. He has served on the North American Primary Care Research Group Committee on Advancing the Science of Family Medicine – Practice-Based Research Networks since 2024. He is active in local community health projects, including Southcare Community Wellness Program, an Alachua non-profit organization, where he is a medical advisor. He does triathlons for health and enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter.

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Accomplishments

Degree of Fellow
2023 · American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Outstanding Poster Award (Clinical, Data Sciences, and Artificial Intelligence Early-Stage Investigator category)
2023 · 2023 College of Medicine Celebration of Research
Top 10% Most Published Clinician Distinction
2023 · Doximity
Top 10% Most Cited Clinician Distinction
2022-2023 · Doximity
1st Place Poster Presentation
2019 · Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP)
Team Up to Quit Smoking Cessation Award
2016 · UF Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program
Physician Recognition Award
2015 · UF Health
Susan U. Wagner Resident Teacher Award
2011 · Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7124 Family Med/Geriatrics

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
    American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Family Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Basal cell skin cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • Healthy living
  • Obesity
  • Preventive health care
  • Squamous cell skin cancer
  • Vegetarian diet

Research Profile

Family Medicine offers ample opportunity to simultaneously research numerous topics, and my current areas of research interest are COVID-19, wellness (including obesity management), cardiovascular disease (CVD), genetics/pharmacogenetics, addiction/chronic pain management, and social determinants of health. I have currently accumulated 7% time as Co-Investigator on a mobile health smoking cessation study and a clinical trial on the potential of kava in enabling smoking cessation. I am Clinical Champion on a submitted grant on chronic low back pain heterogeneity and Site Principal Investigator on two grants: Blood Pressure Tech (submitted) and Cardiovascular Track (pending NIH submission). CVD continues to be the greatest cause of disease burden in the US and worldwide, and national surveillance tools effectively monitor behaviors or outcomes related to CVD, but not both. CVH Track is a multi-institutional research initiative including UF OneFlorida to build a complex, modern surveillance system using real world data from the PCORnet Common Data Model and regular, modular behavioral surveys designed to track changes in behavior and outcomes that impact risk for CVD development, over time.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-4924-1035

Areas of Interest
  • Addiction medicine
  • COVID-19
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammation
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Social Determinants of Health

Publications

2023
Alcohol Intoxication and Poisoning
Essential Evidence Plus. [DOI] https://www.essentialevidenceplus.com/content/eee/618.
2023
Deprescribing Strategies for Opioids and Benzodiazepines with Emphasis on Concurrent Use: A Scoping Review
Journal of Clinical Medicine. 12(5) [DOI] 10.3390/jcm12051788. [PMID] 36902574.
2023
Gastric and colonic metastases of malignant melanoma diagnosed during endoscopic evaluation of symptomatic anemia presenting as angina: a case report.
Frontiers in medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2023.1268973. [PMID] 38020144.
2023
Hallucinogen Poisoning
Essential Evidence Plus. [DOI] https://www.essentialevidenceplus.com/content/eee/591.
2023
Incidental seromucinous hamartoma of the anterior nasal cavity presenting after episode of vestibular neuritis
BMJ Case Reports. 16(11) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2023-254889. [PMID] 37914165.
2023
Inflammation and poverty as individual and combined predictors of 15-year mortality risk in middle aged and older adults in the US.
Frontiers in medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2023.1261083. [PMID] 38293298.
2023
Peritonitis (secondary)
Essential Evidence Plus. [DOI] https://www.essentialevidenceplus.com/content/eee/217.
2022
Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance Predicts the Severity of Liver Fibrosis in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and NAFLD
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 108(5):1192-1201 [DOI] 10.1210/clinem/dgac660. [PMID] 36378995.
2022
Appraising Important Medical Literature Biases: Uncorrected Statistical Mistakes and Conflicts of Interest
Frontiers in Medicine. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2022.925643. [PMID] 35935772.
2022
The Impact of Initial COVID-19 Episode Inflammation Among Adults on Mortality Within 12 Months Post-hospital Discharge.
Frontiers in medicine. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2022.891375. [PMID] 35646997.
2021
COVID-19 Post-acute Sequelae Among Adults: 12 Month Mortality Risk.
Frontiers in medicine. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2021.778434. [PMID] 34926521.
2021
Daily self-regulation with biofeedback to improve stress and job satisfaction in a primary care clinic.
Journal of family medicine and primary care. 10(2):968-973 [DOI] 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1820_20. [PMID] 34041106.
2021
Functional medicine: Focusing on imbalances in core metabolic processes.
The Journal of family practice. 70(10):482-498 [DOI] 10.12788/jfp.0307. [PMID] 35119987.
2021
Is There Limited Utility for Lifestyle Recommendations for Diabetes Prevention Among Overweight or Obese Depressed Patients?
Frontiers in medicine. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2021.757250. [PMID] 34869458.
2021
Risk of New Hospitalization Post-COVID-19 Infection for Non-COVID-19 Conditions.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 34(5):907-913 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2021.05.210170. [PMID] 34535516.
2020
Horner syndrome with transient visual impairment.
Journal of family medicine and primary care. 9(12):6273-6275 [DOI] 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1444_20. [PMID] 33681076.
2020
How to Manage a Patient with Weight Regain.
American family physician. 102(9):567-570 [PMID] 33118796.
2019
Challenges and lessons learned from clinical pharmacogenetic implementation of multiple gene-drug pairs across ambulatory care settings.
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics. 21(10):2264-2274 [DOI] 10.1038/s41436-019-0500-7. [PMID] 30926959.
2009
Genetic and molecular abnormalities in cholangiocarcinogenesis.
Anticancer research. 29(4):1151-6 [DOI] 10.21873/anticanres.16345. [PMID] 19414358.
2009
Unraveling breast cancer heterogeneity through transcriptomic and epigenomic analysis.
Annals of surgical oncology. 16(8):2270-9 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-009-0500-y. [PMID] 19452229.
2008
Aberrant crypt foci as precursors in colorectal cancer progression.
Journal of surgical oncology. 98(3):207-13 [DOI] 10.1002/jso.21106. [PMID] 18623110.
2008
Post-laparoscopic cholecystectomy pain: effects of intraperitoneal local anesthetics on pain control–a randomized prospective double-blinded placebo-controlled trial.
The American surgeon. 74(3):201-9 [PMID] 18376682.
2005
Neurohormonal pathways regulating food intake and changes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 1(5):486-95 [PMID] 16925275.

Grants

Aug 2023 ACTIVE
The potential of kava in enabling tobacco cessation – its holistic effects in managing stress and insomnia associated with abstinence
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL CTR FOR COMPLEM AND INTEGRATIVE HLT
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Computable social factor phenotyping using EHR and HIE data
Role: Project Manager
Funding: INDIANA UNIV via AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
Southeast Enrollment Center (SEEC)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UNIV OF MIAMI via NATL INST OF HLTH OD

Education

Residency – Family Medicine
2011 · Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Fellowship – Surgical Oncology Research
2009 · University of Florida
Residency – Surgery
2007 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2005 · SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Bachelor of Arts
2000 · SUNY Binghamton University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-9475
Emails:
Business:
forlando@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100383
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
UF Health Family Medicine – Springhill
4197 NW 86th Terrace
GAINESVILLE FL 32606