Philip R. Orlander, M.D.

Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Programs
Division Director, Professor, Vice-Chair - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 713.500.6650
  • Fax: 713.500.6647
  • Clinical Phone: 832-325-7161

Assistant Information

  • Assistant: Jessica L. Greene
  • Phone: 713-500-6533
  • Email

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Education & Training

Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 1976
Hospital of St. Raphael
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Certifications & Interests

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Houston Business Administration Certificate course (100 hours)
Clinical Interests
Dr. Orlander’s clinical interests and practice include diabetes, thyroid disorders and pituitary abnormalities.
Research Interest
His research interests include the epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes and its cardiovascular complications.

Dr. Orlander received his undergraduate degree from New York University and was awarded his medical degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at St. Raphael’s Hospital, New Haven, CT. His Endocrinology fellowship training was at St. Raphael’s Hospital, New Haven, CT, and at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and Endocrinology and Metabolism. In 1983, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston as an Assistant Professor, and subsequently was promoted to Associate Professor in 1991, Professor in 1997, and Division Director of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism in 1993.  In 2004, he became Vice-Chairman of Internal Medicine for Education and was named Interim Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine in May, 2007.

Dr. Orlander has had a strong interest in Medical Education, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He was course director for Physical Diagnosis from 1991 to 2004, Chairman of the Curriculum Committee from 1993 to 1998, from 2002-2007, and was named Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs in 2005. On the post-graduate level, he has been Program Director for the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Fellowship program since 1991, and Vice-Chairman for Education since 2005.  He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was elected to the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education in 2006. He is the recipient of the Herbert L. and Margaret W. Dupont Master Clinical Teaching Award, the Award for Humanism in Medicine, and multiple Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Awards. He has served as Medical Director of the ADA approved Diabetes Self-Management Training Program affiliated with Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Memorial Hermann Hospital System
Harris Health System
MD Anderson Cancer Center
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Kindred Hospital