Mary O'Connor, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, New Haven, CT, Yale-New Haven Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery New Haven, CT

Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery

Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale Medicine and Yale-New Haven Health; Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine

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Education & Training

  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationFellowship, Musculoskeletal Oncology, 1990 - 1991
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1985 - 1990
  • Medical College of PennsylvaniaClass of 1985
  • Yale University
    Yale UniversityB.A., Biochemistry, 1975 - 1979

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2015 - 2021
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2013 - 2016
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 1994 - 2015
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1990 - 2023
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1986 - 2015
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Woman of Distinction Gateway Council of Girl Scouts, 2015
  • Women’s Health Issues Advisory Board Best Poster Award American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2014
  • Bronze Certification in Quality Improvement Social Media Health Network, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Infrapatellar Saphenous Neuralgia After TKA Can Be Improved With Ultrasound-guided Local Treatments  
    Clendenen S, Greengrass R, Whalen J, O'Connor MI, Clin Orthop Relat Res, 7/26/2014
  • Sex Matters - Differences in Treatment in Musculoskeletal Disease  
    Ladd A, Van Heest AE, O'Connor MI, Wolf J, J Am Academy Orthop Surg, 1/1/2014
  • Customized Knee Arthroplasty and the Role of Preoperative Imaging  
    O'Connor MI, Kransdorf MJ, Musculoskeletal Imaging Review, 9/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Sex Differences in Hormonal Modulation of Human Chondrocytes from Advanced Osteoarthritic Knees
    O'Connor MI, Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, 3/1/2014
  • The role of loading mechanics in sex differences of knee osteoarthritis
    Morrow MMB, O'Connor MI, Kaufman KR, J Womens Health, 10/1/2013
  • Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the Bone Treated with Surgery and Radiotherapy (Poster Presentation)
    Paryani NN, Daughtery L, O'Connor MI, Jiang L, Florida Medical Association David A. Paulus Poster Symposium, Orlando, FL, 7/1/2013
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  • The Impact of Healthcare Workforce Diversity on Improved Treatment and Prevention of Diseases 
    Washington, DC - 5/1/2014
  • Infrapatellar Saphenous Neuritis as a Treatable Cause of Pain after TKA 
    New York, NY - 5/1/2014
  • Women in Healthcare Leadership (Invited Presentation) 
    Jacksonville, FL - 4/1/2014
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  • Host of the Jacksonville, Florida Premier of "Start Moving Start Living" (Documentary) 
    O'Connor MI, Museum of Science and History
  • 10 Questions: Mary O'Connor 
    O'Connor MI, MedPage Today
  • Introduction to Start Moving Start Living (Trailer) 
    O'Connor MI, Jacksonville PBS Television Station
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Authored Content

  • Watching My Friend Become the First Female AAOS PresidentMarch 2019
  • Watching My Friend Become the First Female AAOS PresidentMarch 2019
  • Title IX to Health Equity: The Power of Shared Team Mission9/6/2018

Press Mentions

  • 50+ Female Orthopedic Surgeons in the US
    50+ Female Orthopedic Surgeons in the USMarch 21, 2018 11:47

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations