Robert Orenstein, DO is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. His clinical research is focused on the prevention and management of healthcare-acquired infections, in particular Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection. He has helped design systems for the surveillance of C. diff. and interventions to reduce its transmission. He runs one of the nation’s most successful programs for fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with recurrent C. diff.
Dr. Orenstein is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and Infectious Diseases Society of America and serves as the Editor in Chief of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Orenstein received his BS degree in biochemistry from Trinity College, Hartford, CT and a DO from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA. He completed an internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan; a residency in internal medicine at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. He is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine.