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Alec B. O'Connor, M.D., M.P.H.

Hospital Medicine

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2874

Fax: (585) 756-5111

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. O'Connor graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, then obtained his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1996. He completed internal medicine residency and a chief residency year at the University of Rochester in 2000. He is Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and an Associate Professor of Medicine. He is a practicing hospitalist at Strong Memorial Hospital. His scholarly interests include resident and student education, improving pain management, and the cost-effectiveness of care. Outside of medicine he enjoys running, cycling, skiing, and good food.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1992
BA | University of California at Berkeley
Molecular and Cell Biology

1996
MD | Indiana University School of Medicine
Medicine

2007
MPH | University of Rochester
Clinical Investigation

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

Publications

Journal Articles

2012
Turk D.; O'Connor AB.; Dworkin RH.; Chaudhry A.; Katz NP, et al. "Research design considerations for clinical studies of abuse-deterrent opioid analgesics: IMMPACT recommendations". Pain. 2012; 153: 1997-2008.

2012
Lang VJ.; O'Connor AB.; Blatt A.; Gracey C. "Collaborative development of teaching scripts: an efficient faculty development approach for a busy clinical teaching unit". Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2012; 7: 644-648.

2011
Alexander GC.; O'Connor AB.; Stafford RS. "Enhancing prescription drug innovation and value". Annals of Internal Medicine. 2011; 154: 833-837.

Books & Chapters

2010
Chapter Title: Clinical trial design for chronic pain treatments
Book Title: Evidence-based Chronic Pain Management
Author List: O'Connor AB; Dworkin RH
Edited By: Stannard, Ballyantyne, Kalso
Published By: Wiley-Blackwell2010

2010
Chapter Title: Assessment of Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain Clinical Trials
Book Title: The Handbook of Pain Assessment
Author List: O'Connor AB; Dworkin RH
Edited By: Turk, Melzak
Published By: Guilford Press2010

2010
Chapter Title: Understanding and interpreting neuropathic pain clinical trials
Book Title: Neuropathic Pain: Mechanisms and Management
Author List: O'Connor AB; Dworkin RH
Edited By: Simpson, McArthur, Dworkin
Published By: Oxford University Press2010

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