Jane M. Orient, M.D. is executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). She has served as executive director of AAPS since 1943. In addition, she is the president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness and chairman of the Public Health Committee of the Pima County (Arizona) Medical Society. Furthermore, she is a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.
Orient has appeared on major television and radio networks in the United States speaking about issues related to reforming America's healthcare system.
Dr. Orient is editor of AAPS News, the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, and Civil Defense Perspective. In addition, she is managing editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.