Stephen Orr, MD

PGY-2 Resident

Biographical Sketch

Steph Orr is a second-year neurology resident with interests in epilepsy, PNES, and behavioral neurology. He is interested in pursuing fellowship in electrophysiology or epilepsy. He decided to come to UPMC for training because he loves the area of Pittsburgh, where his wife grew up. He did an away rotation in neurology at UPMC and loved the culture and camaraderie among the neuro residents. His interests outside of work include jogging around Oakland and playing pickle ball with his wife; reading and writing about the brain; and grabbing a beer with his co-residents.

Education & Training

  • MD, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • MS, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, East Carolina University
  • BA, Washington and Lee University, Biology (minor in philosophy)

Professional Organizations

  • Former President, SIGN, Brody School of Medicine

Selected Recent Publications & Abstracts

Orr SA, Ahn S, Park C, Miller TH, Kassai M, Issa FA. Social Experience Regulates Endocannabinoids Modulation of Zebrafish Motor Behaviors. Front Behav Neurosci. 2021 May 11;15:668589. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2021.668589. PMID: 34045945; PMCID: PMC8144649.

Investigating Benefits of Brief Daily Meditation in Patients with Neurological Impairment and Chronic Pain at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Abstract for poster, AAN annual meeting 2021.

Social Regulation of the Endocannabinoid System and Modulation of the Escape and Swim Circuits in Zebrafish. Abstract for poster, Society for Neuroscience annual Meeting 2017.