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John Anthony Orsini, M.D.
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About Me

As a physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Orsini works alongside spine surgeons to diagnose and treat spinal disorders by interventional means. Dr. Orsini's special expertise includes diagnosis of peripheral nerve injuries and non-surgical treatments such as spine inj...
As a physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Orsini works alongside spine surgeons to diagnose and treat spinal disorders by interventional means. Dr. Orsini's special expertise includes diagnosis of peripheral nerve injuries and non-surgical treatments such as spine injections and management of spasticity due to stroke, brain injury, MS, or cerebral palsy. He has additional experience in the use of electrodiagnostic studies to evaluate disorders of nerves and muscle.

Dr. Orsini earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington and a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Orsini is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with certification in pain management at URMC.

Certified Specialties

Electrodiagnostic Medicine Classification - American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD)

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, NIH Surgery Branch-Surgical Oncology Fellowship. 1990 - 1993

Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital. 1990 - 1993

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine GME. 1989 - 1990

Medical School, University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 1984 - 1989


Journal Articles

10/96 Estimates of Skeletal Motion in Gait. Gait Biomechanics 4/97

Orsini, J.

Gait Biomechanics 4/97. .


Principles of Neurologic Rehabilitation (1998)

Chapter: Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis

Authors: Orsini, J

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York 1998

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.8 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Listened well to my concerns & hx, provided extremely useful & practical recommendations. Helped resolve a decision on next steps in treatment. And when I had questions about an x-ray after the visit was VERY responsive, prompt & helpful.

Feb 16, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Orsini was very thorough and made me feel very comfortable and listened to during visit.

Jan 29, 2024

5.0 stars

I had to advocate very strongly on the last visit [...]. After receiving the injection it was life changing not being in pain. I thanked him on the follow up for listening . He is a good doctor [...].

Jan 20, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Orsini is the best. I highly recommend him. [...]

Jan 11, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Orsini is a superior physician. I can't say enough good about him!

Jan 02, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Orsini good experience.

Dec 07, 2023

Dr Orsini is excellent

Dec 05, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Orsini is really good [...]

Nov 29, 2023

5.0 stars

This was the first time I met Dr. Orsini. He was kind, through and informative.

Nov 18, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Orsini is very professional and personable. He showed concern for my health concerns and discomfort that I am experiencing.

Nov 03, 2023



Sep 24, 2023


I asked many questions. The doctor answered all to my satisfaction. I liked that he took me through the results of the MRI including showing all the images as he explained my condition. This made me feel much more confidence in the provider.

Sep 21, 2023


Provider was very concern about my health.

Sep 20, 2023


As I said before I liked doctor very much.

Sep 16, 2023


Dr. Orsini was very kind, thorough, and explained my condition well. He went through a recent CT scan and X ray to see what my problem with my back was, but then ordered an additional X ray because the CT scan was for my abdomen and the X ray was for my hip, not my back.

Aug 20, 2023


I very much like this doctor! Seems very concerned about what's going on.

Aug 18, 2023


Exceptional listener and explanation about my care and issues

Aug 13, 2023


Dr. Orsini is efficient, caring, and confidence-building. I always leave feeling happy.

Jul 20, 2023


Dr very personable and showed much concern on what to do next time my back becomes a problem as it was a few week s before.I feel he can help me

Jun 30, 2023


Dr. Orsini was provider - I make my own care choices.

Apr 27, 2023


I'm sure this provider is as good as all UR's health care providers, however, I feel like I'm not being "heard". [...]

Feb 24, 2023


Dr. Orsini was very attentive to my needs and concerns. He listened to me and addressed my questions.

Feb 14, 2023


I have already mentioned the terrific care to my PC, Dr. Borghi and to friends. I have nothing but gratitude for Dr. Orsini.

Jan 25, 2023


Although the doctor was very kind, he was not provided with the MRI information that he required and therefor my visit was unproductive. Since then, we have communicated by way of MYChart and finally received information that he required. Now we have a treatment plan.

Jan 20, 2023


I have recommended DR Orsini to friends and relatives.

Jan 08, 2023


I like Dr. Orsini a lot. He is a very kind man and always listens to me. He has helped my back issues. Explains things in regular talk. He's great.

Nov 30, 2022


Dr.Orsini shows me the images of my injury. He explains the reason for the medications and procedures necessary to help.

Oct 13, 2022


I feel comfortable with this DR.

Sep 22, 2022


Dr. Orsini is amazing! Friendly, smart, knowledgeable, and thorough -- I'm really happy that I've joined this practice, even though my previous doctor was also good.

Sep 16, 2022


He listened to me and my concerns about not being able to do my job fully and he agreed with me.

Aug 17, 2022


He made me feel like I was wasting his time[...]

Aug 17, 2022


Dr. Orsini was knowledgeable , kind ,and thorough. He explained everything he was doing during the procedure

Aug 13, 2022


No discussion of risks or side effects of proposed treatment alternatives.

Aug 02, 2022


I think he cares about my pain but can't help to relieve it.

Jul 25, 2022


Dr. Orsini was more than I expected: friendly, good listener, knowledgeable, clear, encouraging. I'll recommend him in a quick minute!

Jul 22, 2022


Discussed medication regime fully and possible pros and cons of laminectomy surgical option.

Jul 15, 2022


He is the best doctor. Too bad there aren't more like him. He likes his rooms a certain way and his staff to perform a certain way. He is a very good manager/doctor.

Jun 22, 2022


Dr. Orsini described several options for my next steps; I appreciated being part of the decision making process.

May 23, 2022


I was delighted that Dr. Orsini called me at home. I am in increasingly worse pain so we will need to talk again. He is a new doctor to me and I was glad that he could see me on short notice.

May 13, 2022


I've had several appointments now with Doctor Orsini. I find him to be a very warm, friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable doctor that is very patient in working with me and my back problems. I am extremely grateful for the relief he has provided. He never seems rushed in working with me, and he seems to be truly concerned in doing the utmost he can to relieve my age and injury related symptoms. I welcome the in-depth explanation and two-way conversation regarding the technicalities of my back issues. I appreciate being able to more fully understand my circumstances via looking at MRI and x-ray images along with Dr Orsini's explanations of what appears to be occuring at several areas of my spine.

Apr 08, 2022


Dr Orsini is a wonderful doctor. He listened, gave a perfect description of the problem and gave advice for the future! I would highly recommend him to others.

Apr 03, 2022


Dr. Orsini is very kind, patient, and thorough. He is a blessing to our community.

Mar 25, 2022


Dr. Orsini was sympathetic to my condition.

Feb 18, 2022