Dr. Orsey is a pediatric hematologist and oncologist and is the director of the Cancer Supportive Care Program in the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Orsey obtained her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a MSCE with an emphasis on clinical trials from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her pediatric residency and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Orsey is board-certified with the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. She is the director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program as well as the Associate Chair for Education. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, American Society for Clinical Oncology, International Society of Pediatric Oncology, and Children’s Oncology Group. Dr. Orsey conducts clinical research evaluating physical activity, quality of life, fatigue and sleep in pediatric oncology patients.


University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • View Dr. Orsey’s bibliography
  • Hyslop S, Dupuis LL, Baggott C, Dix D, Gibson P, Kuczynski S, Johnston DL, Orsey A, Portwine C, Price V, Spiegler B, Tomlinson D, Vanan M, Tomlinson GA, Sung L. Validation of the Proxy Version of Symptom Screening in Pediatrics Tool in Children Receiving Cancer Treatments. J Pain Symptom Manage.2018 Jul; 56(1):107-112
  • Patel P, Robinson PD, Thackray J, Flank J, Holdsworth MT, Gibson P, Orsey A, Portwine C, Freedman J, Madden JR, Phillips R, Sung L, Dupuis LL. Guideline for the Prevention of Acute Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting in Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Focused Update. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Oct;64(10).
  • Orsey AD, Park CL, Pulaski R, Shankar NL, Popp JM, Wakefield D. Results of a Pilot Yoga Intervention to Improve Pediatric Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life and Physical Activity and Parents’ Well-being. RehabOnc. 2017 Jan;35(1)15-23.
  • Toro-Salazar OH, Gillan E, Ferranti, J, Orsey AD, Rubin K, Upadhyay S, Mazur W, Hor KN. Effect of myocardial dysfunction in cardiac morbidity and all-cause mortality in childhood cancer subjects treated with anthracycline therapy. Cardio-Oncology. 2015 Nov;1(1).
  • Orsey AD*, Wakefield DB, Cloutier MM. Physical activity (PA) and sleep among children and adolescents with cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Nov;60(11):1908-13.

Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

Exterior of 505 Farmington Avenue

Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington

505 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States