Francis O’Connor, MD, MPH

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

Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, has been a leader in sports medicine education and research for the military for more than 25 years. Dr. O’Connor is the author of more than 90 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 recently retired 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.