Faculty


O'Connor, Patrick Gerard

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Section Chief, General Medicine

Biography

Research Interests:

Dr. O’Connor has focused his scholarly work on the interface between primary care and substance abuse. This has included research examining the transfer of substance abuse treatment strategies from “specialty” settings to primary care settings. His publications in this area include studies on the management of opioid withdrawal in primary care settings, opioid maintenance in primary care, and the use of naltrexsone for treating...

Research Interests:

Dr. O’Connor has focused his scholarly work on the interface between primary care and substance abuse. This has included research examining the transfer of substance abuse treatment strategies from “specialty” settings to primary care settings. His publications in this area include studies on the management of opioid withdrawal in primary care settings, opioid maintenance in primary care, and the use of naltrexsone for treating alcohol dependence in primary care patients. He has been active in medical education on substance abuse both nationally and internationally.

Selected Recent Publications:

O’Connor, PG. Brief Interventions for Problem Drinking: Another Piece of the Puzzle. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2007; 146(3):223-225.

Martell BA, O’Connor PG, Kerns RD, Becker WC, Morales KH,

Kosten TR, and Fiellin DA. Systematic Review: Opioid treatment for chronic back pain: prevalence, efficacy and association with addiction. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2007; 146:116-127.

Sledge, WH, Brown, KE, Levine, JM, Fiellin, DA, Chawarski, M, White, WD, O’Connor, PG. A Randomized Trial of Primary Intensive Care to Reduce Hospital Admissions in Patients with High Utilization of Inpatient Services. Disease Management. 2006; 9(6)328-338.

O’Connor PG. Problem Drinkers: Find Them, Keep Them, Don’t Lose Them, Treat Them. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2005; 20(1):96-97.

D’Onofrio G, MS; Pantalon MV, Degutis LC, Fiellin DA, O’Connor PG. Development and Implementation of an Emergency Practitioner-Performed Brief Intervention for Harmful and Hazardous Drinkers in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2005; 12(3):249-256.

O’Connor PG. Methods of Detoxification and Their Role in Managing Patients With Opioid Dependence. JAMA. 2005; 294(8):961-963.

Sullivan LE, Fiellin DA, O’Connor PG. The prevalence and impact ofalcohol problems in major depression: A systematic review. American Journal ofMedicine. 2005; 118(4):330-341.

Kernan WE, Holmboe E, O’Connor PG. Assessing the teaching behaviors of ambulatory care preceptors. Academic Medicine. 2004; 79(11):1088-1094.

O’Malley S, Rounsaville BJ, Farren C, Namkoong K, Wu R, Robinson J, O’Connor PG. Initial and Maintenance Naltrexone for Alcohol dependence using primary care vs. specialty care: A nested sequence of three randomized trials. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2003; 163(14):1695-1704.

Kosten T, O’Connor PG. Current Concepts: Management of Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal. New England Journal of Medicine. 2003; 348(18):1786-1795.

Reid MC, Engles-Horton LL, Weber MB, Kerns RD, Rogers EL, O’Connor PG. Use of opioid medications for chronic noncancer pain syndromes in primary care. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2002; 17(3):173-9.

O’Connor PG. Treating opioid dependence—new data and new opportunities. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2000; 343(18):1332-4.

Fiellin DA, Reid MC, O’Connor PG. Screening for alcohol problems in primary care: A systematic review. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2000; 160(13):1977-89.

O’Connor PG, Fiellin DA. Pharmacologic treatment of heroin-dependent patients. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2000; 133(1):40-54.

Education:

B.S., Union College, 1978
M.D., The Albany Medical College, 1982
M.P.H., Yale University School of Medicine, 1988

Training:

Internal Medicine Residency: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1982-1985

Chief Residency: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1985-1986

Fellowship: The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University, 1986-1988

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Alfano, Sandra

Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Angoff, Nancy Rockmore

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Aslan, Mihaela

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine)

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Becker, William Clark

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Berland, Gretchen Kimberly

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Brienza, Rebecca Susan

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Brissette, David

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

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Chatterjee, Sharmila

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology (Medical Informatics)

Chaudhry, Sarwat I

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Christakis, Nicholas Alexander

Sol Goldman Family Prof of Social & Natural Science

Cole, Shawn M.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Concato, John

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Cutter, Christopher J.

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine) and in the Child Study Center

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Doolittle, Benjamin Rolin

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Pediatrics

Dugdale, Lydia S

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Edelman, Eva Jennifer

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Ellis, Peter J

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Ellman, Matthew S

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Federman, Daniel Glenn

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Fiellin, David A.

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy)

Fiellin, Lynn E.

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Fogerty, Robert

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Fortin, Auguste Hector, VI

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Garcia, Rina Lyset

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Garino, Alexandria

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Genao, Inginia

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Gonzalez-Colaso, Rosana

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Green, Michael L

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Gross, Cary P

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Gunderson, Craig Gunder

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Haskell, Sally G

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Hay, Seonaid F

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Henrich, Janet B

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Holmboe, Eric Stephen

Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (General Medicine)

Holt, Stephen Richard

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Horwitz, Leora I.

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (General Medicine)

Hughes, John Schley

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Huot, Stephen Joseph

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Hyson, Anne

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Inouye, Sharon

Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Justice, Amy Caroline

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy)

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Kashaf, Susan S

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Kernan, Walter Newberry

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Kim, Nancy

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Kravetz, Jeffrey David

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Lin, Shin Ru

Clinical Instructor in Medicine

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Martell, Bridget Ann

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

McKenzie, Katherine C.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

McNamara, Cynthia Frary

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Moriarty, John P

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Morris, Victor Andrew

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Nunez-Smith, Marcella

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Oladele, Carol Renee

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine)

Oray-Schrom, Pinar

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Pham, Kim-Thu C

Clinical Instructor in Medicine (General Medicine)

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Rabin, Tracy

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Rabinowitz, Peter Macgarr

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

Redlich, Carrie A

Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

Reisman, Anna B.

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Rienzo, Rita A

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Rosenbaum, Julie Rothstein

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Ross, Joseph Solomon

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

Ruser, Christopher Brian

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Russi, Mark Bernard

Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Sakr, Carine

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

Sanders, Lisa

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Sankey, Christopher Brant

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Satchell-Jones, Jacqueline R.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Schwartz, Amy Rachel

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Schwartz, Jeremy I

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Slade, Martin David

Lecturer in Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Sofair, Andre N.

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Sparer, Judith A

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Spelman, Juliette Fromm

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Stepczynski, Jadwiga

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Stowe, Meredith H

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Taiwo, Oyebode A

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

Talwalkar, Jaideep

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Tate, Janet Patricia

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine)

Tetrault, Jeanette Marie

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Tobin, Daniel G

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Van Rhee, James

Associate Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Vasquez, Luz Selenia

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Viscoli, Catherine M

Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine)

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Wang, Emily

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

White, Kathleen P

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Whitman, Laura M.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Windish, Donna Marie

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Wisnewski, Adam V

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

Worthington, Roger

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Zain, Mona

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)