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Dr. Maryna Chumakova-Orin, MD SURGEON

Dr. Orin was born and raised in Belarus, a small Eastern European country bordered by Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Growing up, she had a passion for martial arts, specifically karate, and successfully represented the Belorussian National karate team in numerous international championships earning multiple gold medals. During this time she also earned her black belt.

While traveling for tournaments and exploring other cultures, she developed a strong interest in learning English (her native languages are Russian and Belorussian). In order to sharpen her language skills, she participated in a high school exchange program and got to spend her senior year of high school in the United States. She stayed with a phenomenal host family in rural Indiana during that time, and could not help but develop a strong desire to make an impact on the field of bariatric surgery as she watched her host brother struggle with obesity (from inability to access care to stigma to failed attempts at diet and exercise).

In order to achieve her goals and start a better life in the United States, she attended college at California State University San Marcos in California where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry. Following that, she completed her medical school training at Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University, earning a Medical Doctorate degree. She was fortunate to match at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation for her general surgery training, where her passion for bariatric surgery only grew stronger as she worked with some of the leaders in the field. Following successful completion of her general surgery residency, she obtained additional training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Duke, one of the strongest fellowship programs in the world. During her fellowship training, she performed hundreds of bariatric surgery cases including sleeve gastrectomies, Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses, duodenal switches, and endoscopic procedures as well as revisions.

Dr. Orin finds the field of bariatric surgery extremely gratifying and is dedicated to ensuring her patients receive the best care by placing them at the center of their care and treating them like family. She is also interested in outcomes research in order to promote evidence-based practices. She has published numerous papers and presented at various national meetings.

Dr. Orin absolutely fell in love with Anchorage and is excited to join Dr. Clark, Dr. Lee and the rest of their excellent team at Anchorage Bariatrics. Her two young children, husband and cat are thrilled as well.

Contact Info

Phone: (907) 644-8446

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Anchorage Bariatrics 3909 Arctic Blvd. Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99503

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Revisions
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Banding (Lap-Band®)
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

Insurance Accepted

  • *All major insurance providers


  • Dr. Orin has published numerous papers and presented at various national meetings.


  • California State University San Marcos
  • Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Duke University

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