Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACSM, COL, MC, USA

Professor and Chair, Military and Emergency Medicine; Associate Director, Consortium on Health and Military Performance, Uniformed Services University

Assembly Sessions – Musculoskeletal: Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Approach to Mechanical Low Back Pain, CME087, CME088; Musculoskeletal: Shoulder Injuries: A Systematic Approach to Common Problems In the Office, CME115, CME116

Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, has been a leader in sports medicine education and research for the military for more than 20 years. Dr. O’Connor is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles 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, Sports Medicine for the Primary care Physician 3rd Edition, and ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review. He has been a board member of several leading sports medicine organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Athletic Association, and is a past President of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. Dr. O’Connor is a colonel in the United States Army, and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to his recent posting at Uniformed Services University in the Department of Military Medicine, he served one year as a Command Surgeon with Special Operations in the Middle East.