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Kathleen O'Neill

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Kathleen O'Neill


Kathleen O'Neill,MD is currently completing her residency training in General Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in biology and anthropology. Afterwards she worked for a community based organization in NYC that assisted people living with AIDS and HIV. She then spent time in Haiti working in a small rural health clinic. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. During that time, she did research in global surgery with the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. Dr. O’Neill’s research interests include catastrophic medical expenses, hospital-based violence prevention programs, cost of care and global surgery. She plans to pursue a career in academic surgery in the field of trauma and critical care. She hopes to incorporate health services research and community advocacy alongside clinical work to improve healthcare delivery to medically underserved populations.