For A New Beginning
Dr. Orin was born and raised in Belarus, a small Eastern European country bordered by Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Growing up, she had a passion for martial arts, specifically karate, and successfully represented the Belorussian National karate team in numerous international championships earning multiple gold medals. During this time she also earned her black belt.
While traveling for tournaments and exploring other cultures, she developed a strong interest in learning English (her native languages are Russian and Belorussian). In order to sharpen her language skills, she participated in a high school exchange program and got to spend her senior year of high school in the United States. She stayed with a phenomenal host family in rural Indiana during that time, and could not help but develop a strong desire to make an impact on the field of bariatric surgery as she watched her host brother struggle with obesity (from inability to access care to stigma to failed attempts at diet and exercise).
In order to achieve her goals and start a better life in the United States, she attended college at California State University San Marcos in California where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry. Following that, she completed her medical school training at Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University, earning a Medical Doctorate degree. She was fortunate to match at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation for her general surgery training, where her passion for bariatric surgery only grew stronger as she worked with some of the leaders in the field.
Following successful completion of her general surgery residency, she obtained additional training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Duke, one of the strongest fellowship programs in the world. During her fellowship training, she performed hundreds of bariatric surgery cases including sleeve gastrectomies, Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses, duodenal switches, and endoscopic procedures as well as revisions.
Dr. Orin finds the field of bariatric surgery extremely gratifying and is dedicated to ensuring her patients receive the best care by placing them at the center of their care and treating them like family. She is also interested in outcomes research in order to promote evidence-based practices. She has published numerous papers and presented at various national meetings.
Dr. Orin absolutely fell in love with Anchorage and is excited to join Dr. Clark, Dr. Lee and the rest of their excellent team at Anchorage Bariatrics. Her 2 young children, husband and a cat are thrilled as well.
Dr. Orin received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from California State University San Marco in 2009. As an undergraduate, she studied at several other prestigious universities as well. She attended medical school at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Her post-graduate education and training includes a residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and she's currently a clinical associate in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery fellow at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Orin has many certifications and licenses. She is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, and Alaska. She has many certifications, including advanced cardiac life support and trauma life support, as well as certifications in laparoscopic surgery and endoscopic surgery.
Dr. Orin has received many awards and honors throughout her career. Some of these include a black belt in karate, which she used to be a US Open Karate Championship winner, as well as a Eurasian International Karate Champion. She's received caregiver awards and excellence in teaching awards. She's a member of the Cleveland Surgical Society, the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and a candidate member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Candidate member of society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Member of The American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Member of Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
Member of Cleveland Surgical Society
for teaching junior residents and medical students (2018)
for fantastic contribution to patient care (2016)
for quick thinking and action in evacuating a patient from the operating room (2017)
for excellent grades while attending MiraCosta College (2016, 2017, 2018)
in karate for outstanding performance in kumite international tournaments (Minsk International Karate Dojo, 2003)
(Las Vegas, NV 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
(Moscow, Russia 2004)
(Kiev, Ukraine 2002, 2003)
Dr. Orin is also very active on a volunteer basis. She has organized the practice routine to prepare for national and international championships for the University of California San Diego Karate team, and she volunteered at the Social Service Rural Program at Orsha OB/GYN National Hospital in Belarus.
English (functionally native)