Orquidia A. Torres, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director of Medical Student and Resident Education, Adolescent Medicine

Orquidia Torres, MD, MS is the Director of Medical Student and Resident Education in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Dr. Torres works closely with the trainees on the adolescent medicine rotation to oversee their teaching and evaluation. She incorporates weekly didactic and case-based learning for the trainees to reinforce core adolescent medicine knowledge. Her clinical expertise includes menstrual disorders, long-acting reversible contraception, contraception for medically complex patients, mental health, and eating disorders. She also brings expertise in media advocacy and quality improvement.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Education & Training

  • BS, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, 2009
  • MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 2011
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2017

Selected Publications

Torres O. and Alderman E.  “New Contraceptive Developments on the Horizon.” AM:STARs: Adolescent Contraception: Basics and Beyond.  Ed. Paritosh Kaul, MD, Maria Trent, MD, MPH, and Krishna K. Upadhya, MD.  American Academy of Pediatric, 2019.  187-195.   

Torres O, Cataldo R, Downs T, Messina C, and Rofey D. Obesity Management in Primary Care. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2015; 56(2): S99. Poster Presentation. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference.  Los Angeles, California.  March 2015.   

Torres, O, Witchel S, Rofey D, and Miller E.  Reducing Provider Variation in the Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2016; 29(2): 191-192. Poster Presentation.  North American Society for Pediatric and Gynecology Conference.  Toronto, Ontario.  April 2016.   

Torres O, Witchel S, Rofey D, and Miller E.  Reducing Provider Variation in the Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017; 60(2): S103. Poster Presentation.  Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference.  New Orleans, Louisiana.  March 2017.   

Langer M, Dodson N, Torres O, and Maslyanskaya S. Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device Insertion for Menstrual Suppression in Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria: A Case Series. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  2019; 32(2): 215.  

Torres, Orquidia. Empowering Latinas as a Latina. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. August 2016. Editorial for the 7th Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice. 

Torres, Orquidia.  Help Teens Navigate the Healthcare System.  Editorial. US News and World Report.  April 2019.  

Research Grants

Cooper Siegel Fellowship Grant, 2015