Author, Keynote Speaker, Doctor,
Dr. Orsini is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been a practicing neonatologist for over two decades. He is currently the Level II Medical Director at one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the world and serves as Chief of Patient Experience for his neonatal practice.
Profoundly impacted by an early career experience and the discovery that even the most successful and well-respected physicians often struggled with their communication skills, Dr. Orsini has spent the last 25 years developing proven communication techniques that help doctors build rapport and quickly form trusting relationships with their patients.
Drawing on his own experiences as a child with a chronic illness, combined with decades of research including interviews with patients and families, Dr. Orsini has developed communication training programs used by medical schools and residency programs around the country. Through his interactive workshops and unique coaching, he has trained thousands of senior physicians nurses and practitioners how to enhance their patient’s overall experience and become more fulfilled with their own lives.
Dr. Orsini has lectured extensively and authored several papers on the topics of communication in medicine, enhancing the patient experience and delivering tragic news. He is a frequent keynote speaker at medical and business events, including an upcoming TEDx presentation entitled-Improving Healthcare Starts with a Single Conversation.
Director Of Programming
Elizabeth Poret-Christ serves as Director of Programming and Operations for The Orsini Way. Elizabeth joined The Orsini Way as a Family Advisor, expanding her responsibilities as the program grew. In her role, Elizabeth partners with clients to identify the best training solutions to fit their needs. Once identified, she serves as the single point of contact, managing the planning, facilitation, role-playing feedback and ensuring client satisfaction. With nearly 15 years experience as a patient advocate, Elizabeth ensures the patient / client perspective is central to every aspect of The Orsini Way program execution. She was introduced to Dr. Orsini through her role as Family Advisor at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital, becoming one of the first Family Advisors. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has held a variety of positions in client services for the fashion industry. She gives tirelessly to volunteering and fundraising for medical causes close to her heart. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Hofstra University with a concentration in marketing.
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