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Nina Ross O'Connor, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Penn Wissahickon Hospice
Chief, Palliative Care Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Medical Director, Caring Way, Home Palliative Care Program
Department: Medicine

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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.
Post-Graduate Training
Family Medicine Residency, University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine; Charlottesville, VA , 2003-2006.
Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine; Charlottesville, VA , 2006-2007.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Division of Geriatrics; Philadelphia, PA , 2010-2011.
Board Certified in Family Medicine , 2006.
Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine , 2012.
Trainer, Serious Illness Care Program, Ariadne Labs, 2017.
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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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