Indy Gastro | Colonoscopy, rectal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation, endoscopy

Ernest J. Orinion, MD


Honolulu, Hawaii native, Dr. Ernest J. Orinion serves on the Board of Managers for the Endoscopy Center at St. Francis and as a Physician Facilitator for Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis Endoscopy. He sees patients in Indianapolis, Shelbyville, and Greensburg. A former teacher of Biology and Physics at Cantwell Sacred Heart High School in Los Angeles, Dr. Orinion continues to teach, focusing his energies towards medical education. Annually, he participates in the St. Francis Family Practice Residency Program lecture series speaking on topics in gastroenterology and works individually with family practice residents during GI rotations.



Dr. Orinion graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and spent two years teaching prior to enrolling in medical school. He graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska 1998. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center. In 2005 he joined Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Dr. Orinion is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the American Gastroenterological Association. His hobbies include golf, hiking, camping, and Indianapolis Colts football which he shares with his wife and children.


Externship at Moi University Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya

Physician Facilitator of Team Based Engagement Model, Endoscopy

Top Doctors 2015


Education & Training

Loyola Marymount University in 1992

Medical Degree from the Creighton University Medical School in 1998 Internal Medicine Residency Indiana University Medical Center in 2002 Gastroenterology Fellowship in 2005

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

The staff was very friendly and easy to get along with. Dr Orinion was excellent and made a scary to me procedure much easier. thanks,



Dr. Orinion is patient and compassionate. He listened to what was going on, asked good questions, and described to me the course of action he would recommend and why he would recommend it. He was fantastic!



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