Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Nina Ross O'Connor, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Palliative Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
1205 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 605-9286
Education:
BA (Biology)
Yale University, 1999.
MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Family Medicine, University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine; Charlottesville, VA , 2003-2006.
Fellowship in Faculty Development, University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine; Charlottesville, VA , 2006-2007.
Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Division of Geriatrics; Philadelphia, PA , 2010-2011.
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Medicine , 2006.
Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine , 2012.
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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

O’Connor Nina R, Dougherty Meredith, Harris Pamela S, Casarett David J: Survival after dialysis discontinuation and hospice enrollment for end stage renal disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 8(12): 2117-22, Nov 2013.

O'Connor Nina R, Corcoran Amy M: End-stage renal disease: symptom management and advance care planning. American Family Physician 85(7): 705-10, Apr 2012.

O'Connor Nina R, Kumar Pallavi: Conservative management of end-stage renal disease without dialysis: a systematic review. Journal of Palliative Medicine 15(2): 228-35, Feb 2012.

O'Connor Nina R: FDA boxed warnings: how to prescribe drugs safely. American Family Physician 81(3): 298-303, Feb 2010.

O'Connor Nina R: Infant formula. American Family Physician 79(7): 565-70, Apr 2009.

O'Connor Nina R, Tanabe Kawai O, Siadaty Mir S, Hauck Fern R: Pacifiers and breastfeeding: a systematic review. Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine 163(4): 378-82, Apr 2009.

O’Connor NR. : Hand, foot, and mouth disease. Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009.

O’Connor NR: Abnormal liver function tests. Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009.

• O’Connor NR. : Type II diabetes mellitus. Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009.

O'Connor Nina R, McLaughlin Maura R, Ham Peter: Newborn skin: Part I. Common rashes. American Family Physician 77(1): 47-52, Jan 2008.

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