Dr. Orton graduated with University Honors from Brigham Young University, where he studied biochemistry. He graduated with University Distinction from medical school at George Washington University. Dr. Orton completed his internship at Intermountain Medical Center, and his subspecialty training in radiation oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.
As a radiation oncologist, Dr. Orton is experienced in treating all types of cancer using different radiation treatment modalities. He has special expertise using HDR brachytherapy to treat prostate cancer and was instrumental in establishing two brachytherapy programs: one in Phoenix, Arizona and the other in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Dr. Orton is certified to administer SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel, used to minimize injury to the rectum in men receiving radiation treatments for prostate cancer.
He has authored over 17 peer-reviewed scientific papers and authored textbook chapters on gynecologic and GI malignancies. Dr. Orton has presented original research at several national meetings and is an invited reviewer for the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer.
Academic Honors & Professional Achievements
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
Gold Humanitarian Honors Society
Kane-King-Dodek Obstetrical Honors Society
American Brachytherapy Society Award for Outstanding Scientific Paper
American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
American Radium Society (ARS)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Intermountain Medical Center, Murray UT
University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Dr. Orton is certified by the American Board of Radiology-Radiation Oncology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.