Research & Publications
Dr. O'Connor is the inaugural Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Health. The current Center focus is engaging employers in integrated musculoskeletal care programing to drive both clinical outcomes and value. The Center also is engaged in clinical research studies targeting biological therapies for musculoskeletal conditions.
After graduating from Yale University with a degree in biochemistry, Dr. O'Connor attended Drexel University College of Medicine and the completed her orthopaedic surgery residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She joined the staff at Mayo Clinic in Florida (MCF) and held numerous leadership roles including Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery (MCF), Medical Director for Philanthropy (MCF), member of the Executive Operations Team (MCF) and Medical Director of the Office of Integrity and Compliance for Mayo Clinic. She has also served as President of the International Society of Limb Salvage, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. She is the Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Diversity Advisory Board and Chair of the Movement is Life Caucus, a multi-stakeholder group committed to decreasing musculoskeletal healthcare disparities.
Education & Training
- MDDrexel University College of Medicine (1985)
- BAYale University (1979)
- Fellowship, Orthopedic OncologyMayo Clinic College of Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery ResidencyMayo Clinic College of Medicine
- Board CertificationAB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (1993)
Honors & Recognition
|The Corrine Farrell Award||International Skeletal Society||2009|
|Distinguished Clinician||Mayo Clinic in Florida||2004|