COL Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH

COL Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH

Francis O'Connor

Name: COL Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH

Department of Primary Appointment: Military & Emergency Medicine
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Department Chair and Professor

Affiliated Center: CHAMP

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Office Phone: (301) 295-0220


Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Military and Emergency Medicine, and Associate Director for the Consortium on Health and Military Performance, Uniformed Services University, has been a leader in sports medicine education and research for the military for over 20 years. Dr. O’Connor has authored over 75 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals and numerous book chapters/technical reports/health promotion resources for the military. In addition, Dr. O’Connor is the editor of eight texts on sports medicine including, the Textbook of Running Medicine, and Sports Medicine for the Primary care Physician 3rd Edition and ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review. He has been on the board of several leading organizations in sports medicine including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Medical Athletic Association and is a past President of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. A Colonel in the United States Army, Dr. O’Connor is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and prior to his recent posting at Uniformed Services University in the Department of Military Medicine, served one year as a Command Surgeon with Special Operations in the Middle East. Dr. O’Connor is recipient of several awards for excellence in sports medicine research and education including the Korey Stringer Institute’s Korey Stringer Institute Lifesaving Research Award, presented by the NFL and Gatorade in 2012, and he was recently selected for an ACSM 2016 Citation Award.