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Megan Orlando, MD
Graduated - Class of 2020

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIGS) Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic

Research/Clinical Interests: Reproductive justice, family planning, surgical education, and HIV and pregnancy.




Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2016 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD MD Medicine
2012 Princeton University; Princeton, NJ BA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Research & Professional Experience


2015-2016 Researcher - Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
2013-2015 Researcher - Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
2012 Senior Thesis - Social and Structural Determinants of Antibiotic Consumption in the United States, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2011 Intern – The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Washington, DC
2010 Intern – Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2016 Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2015 Poster Award Honorable Mention at the Mid-Atlantic Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, Hershey, PA
2014 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' District IV John Gibbons Medical Student Award
2014 American Medical Women’s Association Heller Outstanding Branch Award for outstanding strides in furthering AMWA activities
2012 Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
2012 Inducted into Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Oral Presentations

Orlando MS, Blatt C, Rosenstein MG, Opoku-Anane J, Obstetric Outcomes in a Contemporary Cohort of Women with Endometriosis at an Academic Medical Center. Oral Presentation - American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 2019 Global Congress.

Orlando MS, Opoku-Anane J. Cesarean Ectopic Scar Revision. American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 2019 Global Congress. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. November 12, 2019.

Orlando MS, Blatt C, Rosenstien MG, Opoku-Anane J. Obstetric outcomes among a contemporary cohort of women with endometriosis at an academic medical center. American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 2019 Global Congress. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. November 12, 2019.

Orlando MS, Thomaier L, Abernethy M, Chen CCG. Retention of laparoscopic and robotic skills fifteen weeks after simulation training. 2016 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, March 3, 2016.

Orlando MS, Likes KC, Lum YW, Freischlag JA. Utilization of Venous Duplex Scanning and Postoperative Venograms in Patients with Subclavian Vein Thrombosis. Western Vascular Society 2014 Annual Meeting. Coronado, CA, Sept 22, 2014.

Orlando MS, Likes KC, Mirza S, Cao Y, Cohen A, Lum YW, Freischlag JA. The Role of Preoperative Duplex Scanning in Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Patients Undergoing Operation. Pacific Coast Surgical Association Annual Meeting. Dana Point, CA, Feb 15, 2014.

Orlando MS and Bari BA. Health Outreach at Charm City Clinic. Department of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds. Baltimore, MD, Nov 22, 2013.

Poster Presentations

Orlando MS, Newmann S, Drey E, Anderson N, Shapiro B, Borne D, Seidman D. Housing status and abortion outcomes at a public hospital in San Francisco.. Society of Family Planning North American Forum on Family Planning (2018)

Movilla P, Orlando M, Wang J, Opoku. Anane J. Predictors of Prolonged Operative Time for Robotic. Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy. 47th Annual Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2017).

Orlando M, Frosch E, Green I. X. Ray Vision. Finding Opportunities to Teach Professionalism in the Preclinical Years. APGO/CREOG annual meeting (2016).


Opoku-Anane J, Orlando MS, Lager J, Lester F, Cuneo J, Pasch L, Poder L, Peterson B, Rubin LH, Giudice LC. The development of a comprehensive multidisciplinary endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain center. Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders.

Movilla P, Orlando MS, Wang J, Opoku-Anane J. Predictors of prolonged operative time for robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Apr 26. pii: S1553-4650(19)30207-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2019.04.019. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 31034977

Raifman S, Orlando M, Rafie S, Grossman D. Medication abortion: Potential for improved patient access through pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Jul - Aug;58(4):377-381. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2018.04.011. Epub 2018 May 8. PMID 29752204

Orlando M, Weber S, Martinez R, Cohan D, Seidman D. Safer Conception and Contraceptive Counseling By Providers of Men Living With HIV in San Francisco. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2017 Nov - Dec;28(6):964-970. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2017.06.008. Epub 2017 Jun 19.  PMID 28709752

Wilcox MV, Orlando MS, Rand CS, Record J, Christmas C, Ziegelstein RC, Hanyok LA. Medical students' perceptions of the patient-centredness of the learning environment. Perspect Med Educ. 2017 Feb;6(1):44-50. doi: 10.1007/s40037-016-0317-x. PMID 27987074

Orlando MS, Likes KC, Lum YW, Freischlag JA. Utilization of venous duplex scanning and postoperative venography in patients with subclavian vein thrombosis. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2015 Apr;3(2):173-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.10.003. Epub 2014 Dec 6. PMID: 26993836

Friedman E, Orlando MS, Anderson J, Coleman JS. "Everything I Needed from Her Was Everything She Gave Back to Me:" An Evaluation of Preconception Counseling for U.S. HIV-serodiscordant Couples Desiring Pregnancy. Womens Health Issues. 2016 May-Jun;26(3):351-6. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2015.11.004. Epub 2016 Jan 6. PMID: 26775832

Orlando MS, Likes KC, Mirza S, Cao Y, Cohen A, Lum YW, Freischlag JA. Preoperative Duplex Scanning is a Helpful Diagnostic Tool in Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2016 Jan;50(1):29-32. doi: 10.1177/1538574415623650. Epub 2016 Jan 6. PMID: 26744377

Orlando MS, Rothman RE, Woodfield A, Gauvey-Kern M, Peterson S, Miller T, Hill PM, Gaydos CA, Hsieh YH. Public Health Information Delivery in the Emergency Department: Analysis of a Kiosk-Based Program. J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb;50(2):223-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.06.075. Epub 2015 Sep 26. PMID: 26403985

Orlando MS, Likes KC, Freischlag JA. Physical Therapy in the Management of Patients with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: In Reply to Gambhir and colleagues. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep;221(3):778-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.06.009. No abstract available. PMID: 26296682

Likes KC, Orlando MS, Salditch Q, Mirza S, Cohen A, Reifsnyder T, Lum YW, Freischlag JA. Lessons Learned in the Surgical Treatment of Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Over 10 Years. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2015 Jan-Feb;49(1-2):8-11. doi: 10.1177/1538574415583850. Epub 2015 Apr 27. PMID: 25916629

Orlando MS, Likes KC, Mirza S, Cao Y, Cohen A, Lum YW, Reifsnyder T, Freischlag JA. A decade of excellent outcomes after surgical intervention in 538 patients with thoracic outlet syndrome. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 May;220(5):934-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.12.046. Epub 2015 Jan 15. PMID: 25840533

Hsih KW, Iscoe MS, Lupton JR, Mains TE, Nayar SK, Orlando MS, Parzuchowski AS, Sabbagh MF, Schulz JC, Shenderov K, Simkin DJ, Vakili S, Vick JB, Xu T, Yin O, Goldberg HR. The Student Curriculum Review Team: How we catalyze curricular changes through a student-centered approach. Med Teach. 2015;37(11):1008-12. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2014.990877. Epub 2014 Dec 23. PMID: 25532595

Orlando MS, Rothman RE, Woodfield A, Gauvey-Kern M, Peterson S, Hill PM, Gaydos CA, Hsieh YH. Kiosks as tools for health information sharing: exploratory analysis of a novel ED program. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul;32(7):797-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.04.025. Epub 2014 Apr 16. PMID: 24833098

Rochlin DH, Orlando MS, Likes KC, Jacobs C, Freischlag JA. Bilateral first rib resection and scalenectomy is effective for treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul;60(1):185-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.01.034. Epub 2014 Apr 4.. PMID: 24709438

Magruder JT, Kashiouris M, Grimm JC, Duquaine D, McGuinness B, Russell S, Orlando M, Sussman M, Whitman GJ. Predictive Model and Risk Score for Unplanned Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit Readmissions. J Card Surg. 2015 Sep;30(9):685-90. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12589. Epub 2015 Jun 30. PMID: 26129715

Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Ohkuma R, Dungan SP, Hayes A, Vose AK, Orlando M, Sussman MS, Cameron DE, Whitman GJ. A Novel Risk Score to Predict Dysphagia After Cardiac Surgery Procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug;100(2):568-74. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.077. Epub 2015 Jun 26. PMID: 26122635