William B. Orr, Ph.D., M.D
Dr. Orr is a neuroscientist and geriatric psychiatrist. He earned his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh and then his M.D. at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed his specialty training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and for more than 10 years was Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota and VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, as well as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Orr also is board certified in forensic psychiatrist and maintains a private forensic psychiatry practice.
Dr. Orr manages primarily elderly patients with dementia, mood disorders and psychosis in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is founder and director of the Orr Memory and Geriatric Behavioral Clinic in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, as well as Director of four acute, inpatient, geriatric behavioral units: The Grace Unit at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minnesota, the Senior Behavioral Unit at Mille Lacs Health Center in Onamia, Minnesota, the Geriatric Mental Health Unit at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota and the Lakewood Geriatric Behavioral Unit in Staples, Minnesota. Dr. Orr also is consultant to various long-term care groups who provide assessment in assisted living and skilled nursing centers around the state. His primary clinical interests are in early detection of dementia, differentiation from depression and in the elderly and management of agitation.