Jane Orient - Biography


Jane M. Orient, M.D., obtained her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1974. She completed an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals and then became an Instructor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a staff physician at the Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital.

She has been in solo private practice since 1981 and has served as executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) since 1989.

She is currently president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. Since 1988, she has been chairman of the Public Health Committee of the Pima County (Arizona) Medical Society. She is the author of “Your Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare," and the second through fourth editions of "Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis." She authored "Professor Klugimkopf’s Spelling Method," and co-authored two novels published as Kindle "Professor Klugimkopf’s Old-Fashioned English Grammar" books, "Neomorts" and "Moonshine.”

More than 100 of her papers have been published in the scientific and popular literature on a variety of subjects including risk assessment, natural and technological hazards and nonhazards, and medical economics and ethics. She is the editor of AAPS News, the "Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter," and "Civil Defense Perspectives," and is the managing editor of the "Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons."

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