Philip R. Orlander, M.D.

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

Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 713.500.6646
  • 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 and is currently Distinguished Teaching Professor of UT System, Vice-Chairman of Internal Medicine for Education, Division Director of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and Associate Dean for Curricular affairs.

Dr. Orlander has had a strong interest in Medical Education, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is Chairman of the Curriculum Committee for the UT Medical School and Program Director for the Medicine Residency Program.  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. In 2013, he received the UT-Houston President’s Scholar Award for Education, the UT Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Distinguished Physician Award, Memorial Hermann Hospital. In 2014, he was named Physician of the Year by the American Diabetes Association – Houston Chapter.


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