James A. Orsini, is an Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Orsini received his DVM from Cornell University and completed his internship, surgery residency, and fellowship/lectureship training at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center campus. He is board certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons with a special interest and expertise in orthopedic and reconstructive surgery and laminitis, amongst other surgery areas.
Dr. Orsini has published extensively on equine pediatric surgery, antimicrobials, laminitis, gastric ulcers, pain and anti-inflammatory medications with several hundred publications. He is co-editor of Equine Emergencies with Dr. Nora Grenager as co-editor, with the 5th edition in production. The earlier editions of Equine Emergencies are in seven languages. Comparative Veterinary Anatomy: A Clinical Approach is co-edited with Drs. Nora Grenager and the late Alexander de Lahunta. Dr. Orsini’s current research interests are in understanding the pathophysiology of laminitis, prevention, and improved treatments and newer generations of antimicrobials for prophylactic use in surgery.