Nina Ross O'Connor, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
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.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Palliative care consultation, end-of-life discussions, hospice

Description of Other Expertise

End-of-life education, post-acute services, communication skills training, post-acute and long term care

Description of Research Expertise

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

Selected Publications

El-Jawahri A, LeBlanc TW, Kavanaugh A, Webb JA, Jackson VA, Campbell TC, O'Connor N, Luger SM, Gafford E, Gustin J, Bhatnagar B, Walker AR, Fathi AT, Brunner AM, Hobbs GS, Nicholson S, Davis D, Addis H, Vaughn D, Horick N, Greer JA, Temel JS: Effectiveness of Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol Dec 2020.

Manz CR, Parikh RB, Small DS, Evans CN, Chivers C, Regli SH, Hanson CW, Bekelman JE, Rareshide CAL, O'Connor N, Schuchter LM, Shulman LN, Patel MS: Effect of Integrating Machine Learning Mortality Estimates With Behavioral Nudges to Clinicians on Serious Illness Conversations Among Patients With Cancer: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. Oct 2020.

Starr LT, Ulrich CM, Junker P, Huang L, O'Connor NR, Meghani SH: Patient Risk Factor Profiles Associated With the Timing of Goals-of-Care Consultation Before Death: A Classification and Regression Tree Analysis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 37(10), Oct 2020.

Hatchimonji JS, Huston-Paterson HH, Dortche K, Orji W, Ganta N, O'Connor N, Kaplan LJ, Martin ND: Do we know our patients' goals? Evaluating preoperative discussions in emergency surgery. Am J Surg 220(4), Oct 2020.

Manz CR, Chen J, Liu M, Chivers C, Regli SH, Braun J, Draugelis M, Hanson CW, Shulman LN, Schuchter LM, O'Connor N, Bekelman JE, Patel MS, Parikh RB: Validation of a Machine Learning Algorithm to Predict 180-Day Mortality for Outpatients With Cancer. JAMA Oncol Sept 2020.

Kumar P, Wixon-Genack J, Kavanagh J, Sanders J, Paladino J, O'Connor NR: Serious Illness Conversations With Outpatient Oncology Clinicians: Understanding the Patient Experience. J Oncol Pract Aug 2020.

Dingfield LE, Brooks MK, O'Keefe D, Uy J, Vanston VJ, O'Connor N: Palliative Care Pandemic Support for Long-Term Care J Palliat Med May 2020.

Starr LT, Ulrich CM, Junker P, Appel SM, O'Connor NR, Meghani SH: Goals-of-Care Consultation Associated With Increased Hospice Enrollment Among Propensity-Matched Cohorts of Seriously Ill African American and White Patients J Pain Symptom Manage May 2020.

Starr LT, Ulrich CM, Appel SM, Junker P, O'Connor NR, Meghani SH: Goals-of-Care Consultations Are Associated with Lower Costs and Less Acute Care Use among Propensity-Matched Cohorts of African Americans and Whites with Serious Illness J Palliat Med April 2020.

Manz CR, Parikh RB, Evans CN, Chivers C, Regli SH, Bekelman JE, Small D, Rareshide CAL, O'Connor N, Schuchter LM, Shulman LN, Patel MS: Integrating machine-generated mortality estimates and behavioral nudges to promote serious illness conversations for cancer patients: Design and methods for a stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials 23, Jan 2020.

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