ABOUT DR. LYNN M. O’CONNOR
NEWLY NAMED: Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery – Mercy Medical Center & St. Joseph Hospital
Director: Colon and Rectal Surgery of New York
For over 20 years, Dr. Lynn M. O’Connor has made it her mission to provide patients with the foremost treatment, technology and information related to preventative public health issues, and colon and rectal health.
Dr. O’Connor’s passion and dedication to promoting a healthy lifestyle drives her work alongside her patients to help them achieve this goal. Dr. O’Connor also shares her knowledge to form a better community of medical protocols and practices. She has given hope and inspiration to her colleagues, while also empowering her patients and educating the public.
Most recently, Dr. O’Connor has been named Section Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Mercy Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital in New York.
“The health and well-being of my patients is of paramount importance to me,” she says. “Both hospitals have a longstanding tradition of administering quality health care and I am proud to be part of a health system that embodies the shared values of patient centered care and service to the surrounding community,”
Along with helping her patients, Dr. O’Connor is a noted lecturer, speaking nationally on advanced techniques related to minimally invasive colorectal surgery, colon cancer screening and colorectal health. She has published multimedia and peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been featured in many media outlets including NBC News, Sirius/XM, TodayShow.com and Men’s Health Magazine.
Dr. O’Connor has an impressive background and education in her field. She earned her master’s degree in Public Health at Yale University and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Maryland, followed by a fellowship in Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She culminated her training by completing a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Clinic in Atlanta. Her bachelor’s degree is in Biology from Rutgers University.
Dr. O’Connor takes a holistic approach to treating her patients.
“When people come to me with concerns, we discuss their stressors, their exercise regime, and their diet,” says Dr. O’Connor. “Often by doing this, we can isolate what is really going on — or at least what could be contributing to their discomfort. It is truly a comprehensive approach.”
Dr. O’Connor has excelled in academia and garnered many honors and awards, making her an influential leader in colon and rectal surgery. Some highlights include earning the Temple University Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service, the Florence Griffith Freedman Award for Cancer Research and being named a recipient of the Most Outstanding Achievement Award in Research at Union Memorial Hospital. She is featured in the renowned publication The Leading Physicians of the World.
At Colon and Rectal Surgery of New York, her goal is to continue to support her patients and empower them to live healthy lives.
“This is a place where people can come for their colon and rectal health,” she says. “My patients have direct access to me. Patients can expect a caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable one-on-one consultation and examination. I understand my patients may be nervous or even embarrassed when they come to see me so I work to ensure they are comfortable and have a clear understanding of what’s going to happen while they are here, and how we can help.”
7/2005 – 6/2006 Colon & Rectal Fellowship, Georgia Colon & Rectal Surgical Clinic Atlanta, GA
7/2000 – 6/2005 General Surgery Residency, Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD
7/1998 – 6/2000 Radiation Oncology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
7/1997 – 6/1998 General Surgery Residency Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
General Surgery Residency, Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD
Radiation Oncology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
MD, Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
MPH, Yale University, New Haven, CT
B.S. Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Society of Black Academic Surgeons
Women in Surgery
National Medical Association
New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Long Island Gastrointestinal Society
June, 2005 Most Outstanding Achievement Award in Research Union Memorial Hospital
April, 1996 Florence Griffith Freedman Award for Cancer Research Temple University
November, 1995 Temple University Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement & Service, Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania
June, 1994 Merck Research Scholarship Award, Merck & Company, U.S. Human Health Division
September 1993 – May 1997 Temple University Incentive Award, Temple University School of Medicine
St. Francis Hospital, 100 Port Washington Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11576
North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030
Huntington Hospital, 270 Park Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
ProHEALTH Care Associates, LLP
200 West Carver Street #5, Huntington, NY 11743
Merck & Company, West Point, PA
Consultant, U.S. Human Health Division
Enviromed Corporation, New Haven, CT
EM Industries Inc., Hawthorne, NY
Book Dr. O’Connor
If you would like to book an appointment with Dr. O’Connor, call: (631) 350-6277
To book Dr. O’Connor for a public speaking or media opportunity, email Kathryn Janicek at Kathryn@kathrynjanicek.com or call (312) 545-6480
Dr. Lynn M. O’Connor is a skilled surgeon and a compassionate doctor with a lifelong goal of empowering her patients to know and understand their bodies. She believes the best way for her to support her patients is to help with every aspect of their health. In addition to her expert care related to colon and rectal health, Dr. O’Connor also provides health and wellness consultations, guidance on diet, nutrition, and exercise.
Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery
Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Anal Fissures & Other Anorectal Diseases
Consultant, Lecturer, Author
Not only is Dr. Lynn M. O’Connor a colorectal and cancer specialist, she is also a skilled consultant, lecturer, and author — an advocate for health issues. Outspoken at lectures or in her published research, she has given hope and inspiration to other practitioners and her patients for a better, healthier, and stronger community. Dr. O’Connor is also often sought after and featured by media outlets, such as NBC News, NBC New York, Greatist, Today, Mens’ Health, XM/Sirius Radio, and Madame Noire.
Featured in the Media
OUR PATIENTS SAY
I always call her “My Guardian Angel”. Dr. O’Connor is knowledgeable, intelligent, professional, caring, competent and gentle. She is an EXPERT in her profession.
Dr. O’Connor cares about her patients, and that is extremely important to me as a patient! Everyone I have recommended Dr. O’Connor to, has told me how special a person/physician she is, and does not want to leave her! She is one special individual to have care for you!
Dr. O’Connor is the absolute best, hands down! So sweet, caring, and knowledgeable — always! I wish she was my general physician!