Jay D. Orlander, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicineorlander


MD – New York University School of Medicine
MPH – Boston University School of Public Health

General field of research:

Medical Education

Affiliations other than medicine:

VA Boston HealthCare System

Contact information:

1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Phone: (857)-203 5765



Education evaluation; Clinical teaching; Teaching skills development; General internal medicine fellowship training; Doctor patient communication

Summary of research interest:

I am interested in evaluating and improving the educational process for trainees. Assessing or developing curriculum, improving teaching behaviors of faculty, fellows, and residents. I work closely with GIM/FM fellows interested in developing careers as clinician educators.

Recent publications:

Kronman AC, Paasche-Orlow M, Orlander JD. Factors associated with disclosure of medical errors by housestaff. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Apr;21(4):271-8. PMID: 21949438.

Markuns JF, Fraser B, Orlander JD. The path to physician leadership in community health centers: implications for training. Fam Med. 2010 Jun;42(6):403-7. PMID: 20526907.

Chen DC, Pahilan ME, Orlander JD. Comparing a Self-Administered Measure of Empathy with Observed Behavior Among Medical Students. J Gen Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 20013070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Williams KN, Ramani S, Fraser B, Orlander JD. 2008. Improving bedside teaching: findings from a focus group study of learners. Acad Med.; 83(3):257-64.
PMID: 18316871 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Orlander JD. 2007. Twelve tips for use of a white board in clinical teaching: reviving the chalk talk. Med Teach.; 29(2-3):89-92.
PMID: 17701616 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Chen D, Lew R, Hershman W, Orlander J. 2007. A cross-sectional measurement of medical student empathy. J Gen Intern Med.; 22(10):1434-8.
PMID: 17653807 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Yacht AC, Suglia SF, Orlander JD. 2006. Evaluating an end-of-life curriculum in a medical residency program. Am J Hosp Palliat Care; 23(6):439-46.
PMID: 17210997 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Liebschutz JM, Darko GO, Finley EP, Cawse JM, Bharel M, Orlander JD. 2006. In the minority: black physicians in residency and their experiences. J Natl Med Assoc.; 98(9):1441-8.
PMID: 17019911 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Orlander JD, Fincke BG. 2003. Morbidity and mortality conference: a survey of academic internal medicine departments. J Gen Intern Med. ; 18(8):656-8.
PMID: 12911649 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ramani S, Orlander JD, Strunin L, Barber TW. 2003. Whither bedside teaching? A focus-group study of clinical teachers. Acad Med. ; 78(4):384-90.
PMID: 12691971 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]