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Patrick G. O'Connor

Dan Adams and Amanda Adams Professor of General Medicine; Chief, Generalist Firm; Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine; Associate Director, T3 Translational Core; Chair, National Program Board; Director, American College of Academic Addiction Medicine and American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

  • Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8056

    United States

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


Research Interests

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

Selected Publications