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Patrick G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, MACP

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

Dr. O’Connor is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine. He came to Yale as a fellow in the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program after completing his training in Internal Medicine at The University of Rochester. Dr. O’Connor’s research and scholarly work have focused on the interface between primary care and addiction medicine including the integration of primary care and drug abuse treatment services and strategies for treating opioid and alcohol dependence in primary care and other generalist settings. He has written nearly 200 scientific papers on these topics and his work has been published in leading medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. He has served as President of 2 major national organizations that focus on addiction medicine. As Section Chief he has built one of the leading such programs in the United States which includes over 100 Yale clinician-educators and clinical investigators who focus on areas such as HIV disease, vascular disease, cancer, quality and safety, occupational and environmental health, and medicine and the humanities. He is an active teacher in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Yale and has his own primary care practice. Dr. O’Connor and his wife have 3 sons and he has been at Yale for almost 30 years. He loves everything that Yale, New Haven, and New England have to offer including the arts, great food, skiing, sailing, and the best sports teams in the country including, of course, the Yale Bulldogs. Although he was born and raised in Albany, NY, his parents grew up in New Haven and he especially enjoys having lots of family in the area.