Eddie Needham, MD, Family Medicine, Winter Park, FL


Family Medicine Winter Park, FL

Program Director, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency

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  • Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
    Program Director and Academic Chairman, AdventHealth Winter Park Family Medicine Residency; Clinical Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine

    Dr. Needham has been a program director for 16 years. In 2017, He received the Gold Level Program Director award from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors for his years of leadership and experience. He has been a requested speaker at the American Academy of Family Physician’s annual Family Medicine Experience for ten years, as well as speaking for the Georgia and Florida Academy of Family Physicians for over 15 years.

    Dr. Needham practices full-service family medicine, providing care from “conception to resurrection.” In October 2018, he received the AAFP’s Conference Chair of the Year award for his leadership in the AAFP’s Cardiovascular Medicine Conference. He has received both the 2013 Full-Time Florida Family Physician Educator award as well as the 2007 Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year. It is his joy and passion to teach students of medicine the wonders of the human body and spirit. He loves his wife of 30 years, his five children, the rigors of outdoor exercise, the wonder and surprise of fishing, and mountain top experiences with friends.

Education & Training

  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Tripler Army Medical CenterResidency, Family Medicine, 1992 - 1995
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Tripler Army Medical CenterInternship, Department of Family Practice, 1992 - 1993
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University School of MedicineClass of 1992
  • Oral Roberts University School of MedicineBS, 1988 - 1989
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Health Care Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1984 - 1988

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2011 - 2021
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1999 - 2013
  • American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 2017 Chair of the Year - Live Activities American Academy of Family Physicians, 2018
  • Gold Level Program Director's Award Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, 2017
  • Physician Leadership Development Course Florida Hospital, 2016
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Publications & Presentations



  • Syncope: To Head CT or Not, That is the Question 
  • Top 10 EBM Updates, Physician Wellness, CV Exam, CV Pharma, The Limping Child 
    Dubai - Emirates Family Medicine Society Conference 2019 - 1/2019
  • CV Exam, CTD Update, Faculty Development for Speakers 
    AAFP FMX New Orleans 2018 - 10/2018
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  • Heart Failure: Treatment Devices and Transplantation. 
    Needham E, SAM Pearls, FP Audio 381
  • Heart Failure: Stage-Based Treatment. 
    Needham E, SAM Pearls, FP Audio 380
  • Heart Failure: Definitions and Classifications. 
    Needham E, SAM Pearls, FP Audio 379
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  • Member, Committee on Professional Development, FAFP 2014 - Present
  • Chair, Residency Director's Council, FAFP 2013 - 2014