Steven Orland, MD Installed as 230th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey
Lawrenceville, N.J. – Steven Orland, MD was recently installed as the 230th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) during the House of Delegates session of the organization’s 2022 Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Dr. Orland has been a member of MSNJ since 1987 and member of MSNJ’s Board of Trustees since 2017, serving on various councils and committees. Dr. Orland will assume the presidency from Kennedy Ganti, MD, FAAFP, FHELA.
“Dr. Orland is a respected leader and professional – deeply committed to his patients, fellow colleagues and the greater public as a whole,” said Larry Downs, CEO of MSNJ. “As our healthcare landscape in New Jersey continues to change, Dr. Orland possesses the intuition, knowledge and passion needed to advocate on behalf of our members and physicians throughout the state. I am confident that he will lead our organization well and it is with great pleasure that I welcome him as our new President for the 2022-2023 term.”
In his inaugural speech as President, Dr. Orland shared his vision for the future of MSNJ and outlined his goals for his upcoming term:
“If the last two years has taught us anything, it is that we need to open our eyes to the larger medical world beyond the individual doctor-patient relationship.
There are significant inequalities in the healthcare system, and these became more obvious during the pandemic – things like population health, maternal health and the effects of the pandemic on minority populations.
During my presidency, I am dedicated to examining issues and discovering solutions that would improve the overall state of healthcare here in New Jersey. Some of my priorities include:
- Further examining the prior authorization process, so that physicians can concentrate on delivering quality care and patients can receive the treatments they need without having to go through any hurdles.
- Improving the physician workforce in New Jersey by working collaboratively with the Legislature and other stakeholders to improve the licensure process and loan forgiveness programs.
- Promoting team-based care, with physicians leading the team, to ensure that patients receive the top-quality care they deserve.
- Advocating for easier, quicker technology adoption in medical practices and healthcare institutions across the state, so that physicians who are interested in electronic medical records (EMR) systems and electronic health information exchanges (HIE) can easily implement and utilize them.”
Dr. Orland is a board-certified urologist with New Jersey Urology, A Summit Health Company. Dr. Orland practices in Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ.
Dr. Orland is a member of the Mercer County Medical Society and has previously served as president of the society from 2002-2003 and 2014-2016. In addition to his professional associations, Dr. Orland also frequently lectures to both physician groups and the general public on a variety of topics pertaining to the field of urology.
Dr. Orland received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Orland embarked on a two-year general residency program followed by a four-year urology residency, both at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He currently resides in Yardley, PA.
About the Medical Society of New Jersey:
Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) is the oldest professional society in the United States. MSNJ has a mission to promote the betterment of the public health and the science and the art of medicine, to enlighten public opinion in regard to the problems of medicine, and to safeguard the rights of the practitioners of medicine. MSNJ represents all medical disciplines and serves as an advocate for patient and physician rights. Its members are dedicated to ensuring delivery of the highest quality medical care throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit www.msnj.org.