Dr. Ortenzio graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Gettysburg College in 1975. He then went on to earn his medical degree with AOA honors from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed his family practice residency at UHC. Dr. Ortenzio also holds a Master of Arts degree in Christian Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Theology from West Virginia Christian University. He is an ordained minister in West Virginia through World Bible Way Fellowship in Irving, Texas, and Golden Harvest Ministries in Clarksburg, W.Va.
Dr. Ortenzio also participates in a number of community service organizations such as: Clarksburg Rotary Club, Clarksburg Sierra Club, North Central West Virginia Walk to Emmaus, Health Access Inc. and North Central West Virginia Catholic Charities.