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Nina Ross O'Connor, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Penn Medicine at Home
Chief Medical Officer, Subacute and Therapy Services, Penn Medicine
Clinical lead, Penn-Temple Regional Congregate Care Assistance Team for COVID-19 (state program though PA Department of Human Services)
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.
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, 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

Reed-Guy L, Miranda SP, Alexander TD, Biggiani G, Grady MS, Jones JA, Bagley SJ, Kumar P, O'Connor NR.: Serious Illness Communication Practices in Glioblastoma: An Institutional Perspective. J Palliat Med Aug 2021.

Starr LT, O'Connor NR, Meghani SH: Improved Serious Illness Communication May Help Mitigate Racial Disparities in Care Among Black Americans with COVID-19. J Gen Intern Med 36(4), April 2021.

Webb JA, Traeger LN, Jagielo AD, Vaughn DM, Elyze M, Longley RM, Fathi AT, Hobbs GS, Brunner AM, O'Connor NR, Luger SM, Gustin JL, Bhatnagar B, Horick NK, El-Jawahri A: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Cancer March 2021.

Stallings TL, Temel JS, Klaiman TA, Paasche-Orlow MK, Alegria M, O'Hare A, O'Connor N, Dember LM, Halpern SD, Eneanya ND: Integrating Conservative kidney management Options and advance care Planning Education (COPE) into routine CKD care: a protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 11(2), Feb 2021.

Starr LT, Ulrich CM, Perez GA, Aryal S, Junker P, O'Connor NR, Meghani SH. : Hospice Enrollment, Future Hospitalization, and Future Costs Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patients Who Received Palliative Care Consultation. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2021.

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.

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Last updated: 10/19/2021
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