Dr. Michael O'Connor reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. O'Connor is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen's University in Ontario. He is a former chair of the Specialty Training Committee (Emergency Medicine) for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. O'Connor is actively involved in teaching and development of educational materials at Queen's University. He is a regular presenter, educator, and invited speaker at a variety of professional meetings and conferences.
Education and Training
MD: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978
Internship in Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978–1979
Residency in Emergency Medicine: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1979–1981
Masters of Medical Education: The University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, 1991
Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Queen's University, ON:
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1997–present
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1995–1997
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, 1989–1995
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, 1984–1989
Lecturer, Department of Surgery, 1981–1984
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