Nina Ross O'Connor, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street
White Building, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 478-2250
BA (Biology)
Yale University, 1999.
University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2003.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Palliative care consultation, ICU palliative care, end-of-life discussions, inpatient hospice

Description of Other Expertise

End-of-life education, communication

Description of Research Expertise

Renal palliative care, hospice, end-of-life care

Selected Publications

Foxwell AM, Moyer ME, Casarett DE, O'Connor NR: Palliative Care Office Hours for patients with hematologic malignancies: An innovative model for symptom management and education. Journal of Palliative Medicine 20(10): 1149, October 2017.

Haley EM, Meisel D, Gitelman Y, Dingfield L, Casarett DJ, O'Connor NR: Electronic Goals of Care Alerts: An Innovative Strategy to Promote Primary Palliative Care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 53(5): 932, May 2017.

Sagin A, O'Connor NR: Can "An Extra Layer of Support" Sign Off? Journal of Palliative Medicine April 2017.

Ganta N, Dingfield L, O'Connor N: SUPER: A new framework for goals of care communication. SGIM Forum 40(3): 7,13, March 2017.

O'Connor N: When enough is enough: Guiding end-stage renal disease patients through cessation of dialysis. SGIM Forum 40(3): 9, 15, March 2017.

O'Connor NR, Junker P, Appel SM, Stetson RL, Rohrbach J, Meghani SH: Palliative Care Consultation for Goals of Care and Future Acute Care Costs: A Propensity-Matched Study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care January 2017.

Sagin A, Kirkpatrick JN, Pisanni BA,Fahlberg BB, Sundlof AL, and O’Connor NR: Emerging Collaboration Between Palliative Care Specialists and Mechanical Circulatory Support Teams: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 52(491-497), October 2016.

O'Connor NR, Moyer ME, Kirkpatrick JN: Scripted Nurse Visits: A Resource-Efficient Palliative Care Model for Ventricular Assist Devices Journal of Palliative Medicine July 2016.

O'Connor NR, Casarett DJ: Which patients need palliative care most? Challenges of rationing in medicine's newest specialty. Journal of Palliative Medicine 19(7), July 2016.

Darrah NJ, O'Connor ND: Towards safer transitions: A curriculum to teach and assess hospital-to-hospice handoffs. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 51(6), June 2016.

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