Francis O’Connor, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine/Associate Director, Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. O’Connor has been a leader in sports medicine education and research for the military for more than 25 years. He is the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and numerous book chapters, technical reports, and 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 (ACSM) and the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), and he is a former president of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM). Dr. O’Connor is a recently retired colonel in the U.S. Army, and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Prior to his recent posting at the USU, he served one year as a command surgeon with Special Operations in the Middle East.