Patrick O'Connor, MD, MPH, FACP

Dan and Amanda '97 Adams Professor of General Medicine; Chief, General Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Education, Medical; Internal Medicine; Opioid-Related Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders; Physicians, Primary Care

Research Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine: Program in Addiction Medicine

Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)

SBIRT Training in Yale Residency Programs

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

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.

Specialized Terms: Interface between primary care and substance abuse

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Patrick O'Connor, MD, MPH, FACP
Patient Care Location
Primary Care Center, Yale New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Internal MedicinePO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056