Robert Orenstein, DO, serves as the AOA's editor in chief. In this role, he carries out the AOA’s strategic agenda toward the advancement of osteopathic medical research as he directs the editorial content of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) and chairs the JAOA Editorial Advisory Board.
A fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Dr. Orenstein is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. In addition to his position with the AOA, he serves as an associate professor of medicine and chair of the division of infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Dr. Orenstein’s background in clinical research includes serving as a peer reviewer for numerous medical journals, co-editor of the textbook Fundamentals of Global HIV Medicine, section editor of The Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, and as a clinical editor of the Mayo Clinic’s Ask Mayo Expert electronic knowledge tool. He also serves as a section editor for the JAOA’s evidence-based clinical reviews.
From 2002 to 2010, Dr. Orenstein conducted clinical and epidemiological research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in addition to his duties as a practicing physician and educator. Prior to that, he served as medical director of the Infectious Disease Clinic at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, a comprehensive care and research center. Dr. Orenstein has participated or been the principal investigator on numerous clinical trials on infectious diseases and HIV incorporating epidemiology, treatment and prevention.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., Dr. Orenstein earned his osteopathic medical degree from the Des Moines (Iowa) University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral training at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., and the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. He also completed an infectious diseases fellowship at VCU.
Dr. Orenstein resides in Paradise Valley, Ariz., with his wife, Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, and daughter, Aliya.