Orlin Marquez

Dr. Orlin Marquez

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Orlin Márquez was born and grew up in Maracaibo, Venezuela. From his late teens to mid-twenties, he traveled extensively and lived in Europe for approximately seven years. He returned to the U.S. in August of 1988 where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in interpersonal and organizational communication at Toccoa Falls College in northeastern Georgia. In 2001, he completed a master's in business administration and a graduate certificate in human resources management at Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. In 2010 Orlin completed a Bachelor of Science in nursing and became an RN the same year. Later on, he went on to earn a Master of Science in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Vanderbilt University in 2012 and 2016 respectively.

Márquez started teaching in 1985 when he worked as an ESL instructor in Venezuela and also taught Spanish to U.S. citizens living in Venezuela at the Centro Venezolano Americano del Zulia. He helped establish a language services department at a level-two trauma center in Elgin, Illinois and served as a cross-cultural communications instructor for International Teams—a Christian community development organization in Elgin, Illinois.

In 2003, he moved to Atlanta and set up a language services department at Piedmont Hospital (where he worked as language services manager) and was responsible for the LEP program at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital as well. Márquez has been very involved in the area of medical interpreting and diversity training. He was certified as a “Bridging the Gap” instructor in 2003 and currently teaches the 60-hour “Healthcare Interpreter Training” course, which is licensed by Link2Spanish Language Services.

From 2005 until 2015 he worked for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in various capacities: language services coordinator, practice manager, staff nurse and nurse practitioner. He was president of the Medical Interpreter Network of Georgia from 2004 to 2010. In addition, he served as a council member for the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Minority Health Advisory Council from 2006 to 2008.

Presently, Márquez works as a family nurse practitioner and health center manager for Premise Health at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's Employee Health and just recently had the honor of becoming a part-time clinical instructor in the School of Health Sciences at GGC.


  • Doctorate – nursing practice – Vanderbilt University
  • Master's – family nurse practitioner – Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor's – nursing – Brenau University
  • Master's – business administration – Keller Graduate School of Management