James A. Orsini is an Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Orsini received his DVM from Cornell University in 1977 and completed his internship and surgery residency training at Penn’s New Bolton Center campus and a two-year fellowship/lectureship before joining the faculty. He is board certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons with a special interest and expertise in orthopedics, reconstructive surgery and laminitis.
Dr. Orsini has published extensively on multiple equine subjects including pediatric surgery, antimicrobials, laminitis, gastric ulcers, pain and antiinflammatory medications and related fields with more than 400 original research, book chapters, abstracts and proceedings publications. He is coeditor of Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures, with Dr. Thomas Divers, in its fourth edition and published in seven languages and currently co-editor on a book soon to be published entitled: Comparative Veterinary Anatomy: A Clinical Approach with Drs. Nora Grenager and Alexander de Lahunta.
Dr. Orsini’s current research interests are in pain management, understanding the pathophysiology of laminitis, prevention and improved treatments and pharmacokinetics.