Kevin O'Connor, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Spaulding Boston
Director of  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

617-925-5299    

Clinical and Research Interests:   spinal cord injury, pain management

Board Certification:  PM&R, 1995; Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, 1999       

Residency:
  St. Barnabas Medical Center, Transitional Intern Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, PM&R, 1991-1994 

Education:
  MD, New Jersey Medical School, 1990    

Publications: O'Connor KC. Pressure Ulcers. In: DeLisa JA, Gans BM, Bockenek, WL, eds. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. 4th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005:1605-1618.

O'Connor KC, Mayer EK, Harris MB. Spinal Cord Injury. In: Vacarro AR, ed. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 8: Home Study Syllabus. Rosemont, IL: AAOS; 2005.

Kirshblum SC, House JG, O'Connor KC. Silent autonomic dysreflexia during a routine bowel program in persons with traumatic spinal cord injury: a preliminary study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Dec; 83(12):1774-6.

O'Connor K, Salcido R. Pressure Ulcers and Spinal Cord Injury. In: Kirshblum S, Campagnolo DI, DeLisa JA, eds. Spinal Cord Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA; 2002: 207–220.

Kirshblum SC, House JG, O'Connor KC. Silent dysreflexia during routine bowel program in persons with traumatic spinal cord injury: a preliminary study. Arch Phys Med Rehab. 2002; 83(12):1774-1776.

Kirshblum SC, O'Connor KC. Levels of spinal cord injury and predictors of neurologic recovery. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2000 Feb; 11(1):1-27, vii.

Powell M, Kirshblum S, O'Connor KC. Duplex ultrasound screening for deep vein thrombosis in spinal cord injured patients at rehabilitation admission. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1999 Sep; 80(9):1044-6.

Kirshblum S, Johnston MV, Brown J, O'Connor KC, Jarosz P. Predictors of dysphagia after spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1999 Sep; 80(9):1101-5.

Kirshblum SC, O'Connor KC. Predicting neurologic recovery in traumatic cervical spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1998 Nov; 79(11):1456-66.

Tomaio A, Kirshblum SC, O'Connor KC, Johnston M. Treatment of acute deep vein thrombosis in spinal cord injured patients with enoxaparin: a cost analysis. J Spinal Cord Med. 1998 Jul; 21(3):205-10.

Kirshblum SC, Gulati M, O'Connor KC, Voorman SJ. Bowel care practices in chronic spinal cord injury patients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1998 Jan; 79(1):20-3.

Kirshblum SC, Cai P, Johnston MV, Shah VV, O'Connor KC. Anodal Block in F-Wave Studies. Arch Phys Med Rehab. 1998; 79(11):1456-66.

Kirshblum SC, O'Connor KC, Benevento BT, Salerno S. Spinal and Upper Extremity Orthotics. In: DeLisa JA, Gans BM, eds. Rehabilitation Medicine, Principles and Practice. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincot-Raven; 1998: 635-650.

O'Connor KC, Kirshblum SC. Pressure Ulcers. In: DeLisa JA, Gans BM, eds. Rehabilitation Medicine, Principles and Practice, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippencott-Raven; 1998:1057-1071.

Lipetz J, Kirshblum SC, O'Connor KC, Voorman S. Anemia and Serum Protein Deficiencies in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 1997; 20:335-340.

Kirshblum SC, O'Connor KC. Chronic Pain and Spinal Cord Injury. Team Rehab Report. 1997; (August):14-17.

Kirshblum S, O'Connor K. Rehabilitación del lesionado medular espinal. In: González Mas R, ed. Rehabilitación Médica, Elsevier España, Barcelona; 1997: 227-236.

Kong YK, Cohen EM, O'Connor KC, DeLisa JA . Rehabilitation of Patients with HIV Infection. Crit Rev in Phys Med Rehab. 1996; (1&2):29-37.

Lipetz JS, Kirshblum SC, O'Connor KC, Johnston M. Anemia and serum protein deficiencies in chronic SCI. Arch Phys Med Rehab. 1996; 941.

Kirshblum SC, O'Connor KC. Treatment Alternatives for Spinal Cord-Related Spasticity. New Jersey Rehab. 1996; 12:12:10-13.

Kong YK, O'Connor KC, Cohen EM, Jain S, DeLisa JA. Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Burn Patients. Crit Rev in PM&R. 1995; 7:4:269-274.

White REW, O'Connor KC. Neuromuscular and Systemic Effects of Immobilization. In:  Spivack BS, ed. Mobility and Gait. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc. 1994; 467-491.

O'Connor KC, Chae J, Hennigan MW, Kung KS. Isolated loss of extensor digitorum brevis muscle amplitude in chronic alcoholics. Am J of PM&R. 1991; 679-683.

Bach JR, O'Connor K. Electrophrenic ventilation: a different perspective. J Am Paraplegia Soc. 1991 Jan; 14(1):9-17.

I was completely satisfied with Dr. Meleger’s care! Nothing more could have been done to satisfy me further.

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