Dr. Orientale graduated from Brown University in 1983 and earned his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1987. He completed Family Medicine residency training at UCLA in 1990 and then began work at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. There he served as a Predoctoral Director, Family Medicine Clerkship Director, and in the advisory role of medical students as an Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs. He received five prestigious teaching awards in seven years and became the youngest tenured faculty member in Family Medicine. In 1994, he obtained a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics. He has a special interest and expertise in procedures in Family Medicine. In 1997, Dr. Orientale was selected by students and faculty of the University of Tennessee to be the sole faculty member elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
He began work with UCONN/St. Francis Family Medicine Residency in 1997. For seven years, he served as director of the "Principles of Clinical Medicine" course at the University of Connecticut Medical School. From 2005-2017, he served as Residency Program Director. Dr. Orientale precepts junior and senior residents during "Procedures" mornings where he teaches office procedures. His spouse, Jean, is a teacher of the hearing impaired, at the American School for the Deaf. They are the proud parents of twin daughters, Anna and Catherine. Outside interests include travel, astronomy, woodworking, photography, birding, mountain biking, skiing, and watching baseball. And most of all, time spent with family.