Tye Barber, DO
Susan B. Kerr
Welcome from the Program Director
We appreciate your interest in Broward Health Family Medicine. As you click around our website, you will find our program is unique in many ways.
Our program is ideal for motivated individuals seeking robust training in both inpatient and outpatient medicine. Your inpatient education will take place at Broward Health, one of the ten largest public hospital systems in the United States. We are nationally recognized by our system’s 1500-plus beds, Level 1 Trauma Center, and the county’s first certified liver transplant program and stroke center. In addition to taking care of patients in our community, we are responsible for providing medical services involving Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the Port Authority, and the cruise line industry. Our program has its own inpatient team with a substantial patient census guaranteed to provide our residents with significant exposure to a diverse patient population with extensive pathologies. You will not find many other family medicine residency programs that will provide such a vigorous hospital-training experience. Our outpatient clinic is uniquely located on a medical school campus at Nova Southeastern University. It is in our busy family medicine clinic that our residents work directly under the supervision of medical school faculty in an academic environment. Each resident manages his or her own patient panel and is supported by the attending physicians, medical assistants, and administrative personnel in a congenial environment. Finally, all of our residents are actively involved in research and are encouraged to pursue endeavors in their areas of interest. When you complete our program, you will be equipped to provide medical care in any setting, both inpatient and outpatient, in our nation’s intricate healthcare system.
Finally, we are very proud of our residents. Take a look at their bios and you will discover a diverse group of budding family physicians eager to serve the ever-changing world around them. They are graduates of American and international osteopathic (D.O.) and allopathic (M.D.) medical schools. They hail from all parts of the world including Taiwan, India, and Cuba. Some are first-generation Americans and others are the first in their families to go to college and move on to professional careers. Many enjoyed successful careers in various fields including law, education, and Eastern medicine before pursuing careers as primary care providers. No matter where you are from or whatever your background, you will find yourself at home with Broward Health Family Medicine.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Tye E. Barber, DO, PhD
Broward Health Family Medicine
About the Program
The Broward Health Family Medicine Residency Program, in affiliation with Nova Southeastern University, is committed to train knowledgeable family physicians capable of providing compassionate, comprehensive, and culturally-competent health care in a complex medical environment.
Our curriculum emphasizes the life-long acquisition of medical knowledge, the development of interpersonal and professional skills, and the value of the bedside manner. In contrast to most other family medicine program programs, ours challenges each resident with managing a large patient census at a large community-based hospital as well as their own patient panels in an academic outpatient clinic.
Under the guidance of our experienced attending physicians and faculty, our residents’ fund of knowledge is cultivated via exposure to diverse pathology, the most recent updates in technology, and hands-on training. Our graduates have gone on to fellowships, academia, and practice in the inpatient and outpatient settings. They truly are prepared to practice and lead as family physicians and primary care providers in any clinical setting in the nation.
• First residency program at Broward Health.
• Only family medicine residency program in all of Broward County.
• Inpatient training at one of the largest public hospital systems in the nation.
• Outpatient training on campus at Nova Southeastern University.
• Work with a unique, culturally diverse patient population.
• Enriching rotations in sports medicine, dermatology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, inpatient and outpatient pediatrics, surgery, cardiology, psychiatry, nursery, community medicine, geriatrics, and the business of medicine.
• Weekly didactic lectures by specialists, pharmacists, business and financial advisors, and lawyers.
• Endless research opportunities with full support of attending physicians and faculty.
• Freedom to utilize OMT in the outpatient setting.
• Daily meal stipend at all Broward Health hospitals.
• Moonlighting permitted after the first year.
• Full reimbursement for COMLEX Level 3/USMLE Step 3 exams.
• Competitive salary and benefits with no state income tax.
• Live and work within minutes of the beach and world-class restaurants in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale.
• Only 10 minute drive to Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL).
• Less than 1 hour drive from Miami, one of the world’s cultural epicenters.
Family Medicine Inpatient
The FM inpatient service provides care for patients from the Sanford L. Ziff Clinic and local Broward community who require hospitalization. This service is composed of two first-year residents and two senior residents who are supervised by Family Medicine and Internal Medicine attendings. While on FM inpatient service, residents participate in morning report, noon-time didactics and interact with a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare providers. This service provides an opportunity for residents to care for a diverse patient population with a wide array of medical conditions. With the team structure residents develop leadership skills, gain confidence in patient care management and have the opportunity to teach medical students.
Family Medicine Ambulatory Care Clinic
The NSU Sanford L. Ziff Clinic is the ambulatory site for the residents’ continuity of care experience. The residents longitudinally provide preventive care, primary acute and chronic care, with gradual autonomy under the supervision of a group of well-trained family physicians. The residents provide care to patients who are diverse in age, ethnicity, and pathology. Over the 3-year period residents build their confidence and develop great doctor-patient relationships.
Residents work with underserved minority populations in one of the BH affiliated community based health care clinics. This rotation which serves a predominately Hispanic population allows residents a unique perspective into the health care needs of local immigrants and resources available to those in our community. They are able to enhance their primary care disease management skills in this outpatient setting while also obtaining cultural competency skills.
During this month, residents work with a cardiology group to provide inpatient cardiac care. They are responsible for cardiac consults, orders, and medical management. This includes management of arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarction, pulmonary edema, code situations, hypotension, and complications of anticoagulation/thrombolytic therapy.
Residents work with the BHMC Dermatology residency service in their outpatient clinics. This rotation allows residents to strengthen their confidence and skills in diagnosing and managing a variety of skin conditions. They also obtain experience performing skin biopsies, cryotherapy, and other dermatologic procedures.
Our EM department at BHMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center and exposes our residents to large volume and exposure to emergency situations in all levels of acuity. The residents gain an exciting hands-on opportunity to care for adults and pediatric patients. With BHMC being a safety net hospital, residents are exposed to a fast paced environment with a variety of medical conditions, levels of acuity, opportunity to be involved in procedures, as well as contributing to patient and family care needs.
Residents on the general surgery rotations work with a private surgical group of physicians, at Coral Springs Medical Center. They provide care to patients both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The residents learn common surgical procedures, indications for referral, perioperative, and postoperative management.
During the geriatric rotation, the residents have the opportunity to work with several Family Medicine and Internal Medicine faculty who specialize in the care of geriatric patients. While on this rotation, residents work in the outpatient setting, providing primary care in the geriatric clinic at Nova Southeastern University, They also have the opportunity to see patients in a local assisted living facility and long-term care center.
Residents work with the Pediatrics Department at the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital to develop skills to care for acutely ill children in a hospital setting. On this rotation they participate in daily morning report and teaching rounds, where cases are discussed in entirety to provide complete medical care to Broward Health’s youngest patients. During their 3 years at Broward, they also have an opportunity to master their skills in the care of healthy newborn infants in the new born nursery.
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Residents care for patients who are admitted directly to the ICU from the ER, hospital inpatient teams and/or outside transfers from other hospitals. Residents learn ventilator management, ICU medications, critical care procedures, and have the opportunity to manage severely ill patients.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
On this rotation, residents work closely with board certified OB/GYN physicians in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Residents are exposed to the full scope of OB/GYN. The residents work in the GYN clinic learning how to manage general GYN complaints and have a chance to participate in various GYN procedures. They work closely with the OB/GYN Attending’s to learn about prenatal and postpartum care, and learn to triage and manage high-risk patients. The residents gain experience caring for laboring mothers, performing deliveries and assisting in OB/GYN surgeries.
During these rotations residents are exposed to common musculoskeletal conditions that are seen in the outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine clinics. This rotation helps residents gain confidence in performing musculoskeletal examinations, sports physicals, and injections. Residents work at NSU/COM Sports Medicine Clinic and with a local orthopedic specialist. On this rotation, residents have opportunity provide care to the NSU athletic team, perform procedures and participate on orthopedic surgeries.
Over a 3-year period, residents spend a 4 week block in each of the required outpatient surgical clinics, which include urology, ENT, and ophthalmology.
These rotations allow residents the flexibility of choosing rotations that will enhance their medical training and strengthen their skills as they pursue their own professional interests. Residents can choose from established electives, or work with the program director to seek an elective in their own area of interest.
Internal Medicine Inpatient
On this rotation FM Interns work as part of a group on the IM inpatient service. Interns are responsible for admitting patients through the BHMC ER when their service is on call. As part of the IM team FM Interns are responsible for managing the patient from admission to discharge under the supervision of the Senior IM Resident and IM Attending’s. The structure of the IM service allows Interns to gain experience managing complex patients of diverse background with a variety of medical conditions. This exposure gives our interns a strong foundation in inpatient care and helps build their confidence as a healthcare professional.
For these rotations, residents select from a list of Medicine services offered throughout BHMC. The medicine selection list includes; Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology.
Residents spend 4 weeks during the first year on this inpatient psychiatry rotation, learning to evaluate, triage, and manage various mental health conditions. They evaluate patients through the ER as well as patients that are voluntary and involuntarily admitted directly to the psychiatry department inpatient service.
Meet our Residents
Meet our residents from across the country and abroad, representing the diverse culture of South Florida. Broward Health takes pride in its training programs with broad perspectives that enrich the residents' learning experience.Family Medicine