Sharon E. Orrange

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Areas of treatment:

Primary Care
Preventive Medicine
Women’s Health
Sports Medicine
Heart Disease
Depression and Anxiety


  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care


  • Department of Medicine


  • English

Sharon E. Orrange, MD, MPH, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Faculty/Staff Health Clinic at USC Engemann Student Health Center
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Beverly Hills

About this doctor:

Dr. Orrange received her BA in Biology at the University of California, San Diego and a Masters Degree in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She received her MD from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and completed residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Orrange began work over 20 years ago with the Department of Cardiology at LAC+USC Medical Center participating in research on the long-term outcome of patients with mitral stenosis who have undergone catheter balloon valvuloplasty and authored a publication in Circulation. Dr Orrange has partnered with investigators from UC Davis on several publications assessing the use of online information seeking by patients prior to and after their physician visits. Dr Orrange has been an invited lecturer for many topics including depression and anxiety disorders in primary care as well as women’s health issues.

Dr. Orrange has served as the medical advisor on leading health social networking sites and and writes regular blogs on topics in primary care for Dailystrength, Sharecare, and GoodRx. Dr Orrange has appeared on The Ricki Lake Show and The Doctors as well as many local news outlets.

Dr.Orrange has been included on the Best Doctors in America list, named one of Pasadena Magazine’s Top Docs and included on the Los Angeles Times Best Doctors in SoCal list.

Dr. Orrange’s philosophy of care centers around seeing things she can see coming, and nailing them head on with early screening, prevention and treatment. She believes that heart disease and stroke prevention are a crucial part of what she does as a primary care doctor, but has gained an appreciation of other effects of aging that significantly affect quality of life. She appreciates the idea of sharing power and responsibility over choices one makes for prevention, treatment and investigation into medical problems. Dr. Orrange’s philosophy is laying out the ways that medicine can guide her patients with strategies to investigate, prevent and treat some common medical issues, big and small.
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B.A., Biology, University of California, San Diego, 1990
M.H.S., School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1992
Doctor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1998


University of California, San Diego Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 1999


University of California, San Diego Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1999 - 2001


American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional society memberships:

American College of Physicians, Fellow
American Medical Association
Society of General Internal Medicine


American Heart Association Laverna Titus Young Investigator Award and Forum Presentation, 1998
Winner of the American College of Physicians Medical Student Abstract Competition with Poster Presentation Philadelphia, PA 1997
Dean's List, University of California, San Diego, 1989 - 1990