Orion J. Colfer MD, FACEP
What is your most memorable experience in the ER?
The police once brought in a guy that had stolen a backpack full of shrimp deveiners from local supermarkets. He was collecting them in order to “tan vampire hides.” Cool guy, we had a good talk.
If they made a movie of your life, what genre would it be (comedy, drama, etc.) and who would be cast in the lead?
It would be a Wes Anderson production – along the lines of Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums. With Wes calling the shots, Owen Wilson would have to shave his head (and bulk up) to play me on the silver screen.
If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would it be? Why?
I’d go for a game show. Maybe The Price Is Right – I’d like to spin the big wheel. I really would have wanted to be on the Gong Show sitting between Jamie Farr and Rip Taylor.
What profession would you like to attempt other than your own?
If I had been braver, I would have pursued a career in acting. Medicine is show business for people that aren’t good looking enough to be professional actors.
If you could take three things to a deserted island, what would you take?
My wife and two girls although I’m not sure they would come with me unless there is a good wi-fi signal and they could bring their iPhones.
Dr. Orion Colfer serves as Vice President, EMP Medical Group. Dr. Colfer joined EMP in January of 2002 as an Emergency Physician at Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany, New York. Prior to joining EMP, Dr. Colfer worked at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he was a staff emergency physician.
Dr. Colfer completed his undergraduate education at Siena College in Loudonville, New York where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Dr. Colfer completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia where he was Chief Resident.
Dr. Colfer is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a member of the American College Emergency Physicians. He completed the EMP Scholars Program in 2003.