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.