Dr. Eric Orr

About Me:

I was moved to attend medical school after I had the opportunity to observe a physician in a rural setting in South America. I enjoy surgery specifically because it allows me to identify a specific problem, contemplate the correct way to fix it in my view and then to take steps to repair it. When I am finished, the patient is complete again and able to go about their daily life. Part of my goal in caring for my patients is to make them at ease. I work to make sure each individual understands the surgery and disease process, recovery time and what they will go through during the healing period. I work in collecting health history, discussing tests they have had and specific symptoms. Just by taking the time to speak with each person, I receive valuable information on their condition. Tapping into my patients’ thoughts is key in providing optimal care.

My outside interests include hiking and riding horses.


• College: BA, Pomona College, Claremont CA
• Graduate School: MS, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
• Medical School: MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver CO
• Residency: Surgery, Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara CA

Professional Membership:

• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
• San Diego County Medical Society
• Board of Directors, Sharp Community Medical Group
• Past Chief of Staff, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa CA, 2016

Professional Experience:

Local private practice general surgeon, 1990 to present

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery

Office Hours:

Monday 2-5, Tuesday 9-5 and Thursday 9:30-12

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