Academic and medical background

Orlin Márquez was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. From his late teens to his mid-twenties, he traveled extensively and lived in Europe for ten years working with communities on social development projects. He returned to the United States in August 1988, where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication at Toccoa Falls College in northeast Georgia. In 2001, he completed an MBA, Human Resources, at the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. In 2010, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was certified that same year. Later, he earned a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing, both specializing in Family Medicine, from Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

His work experience includes the following: Fifteen years working at Children’s Hospital Atlanta (CHOA), in areas such as general medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, and pediatric surgery. Two years working in emergency services at North Georgia Medical Center Hospital, in Ellijay, Georgia. For the past eight years she has been in primary care in the Atlanta metro area, serving both the Spanish and Anglo communities.