Nina R. O’Connor, MD, FAAHPM, has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Temple Center for Population Health, effective August 15, 2022.
Dr. O’Connor comes to Temple from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, where she served as CMO of Subacute and Therapy Services and CMO of Penn Medicine’s home health and hospice agencies, home infusion companies, home palliative care program, and community health worker program. Prior to her CMO appointments at Penn, Dr. O’Connor was the Chief of Palliative Care for Penn Medicine and Fellowship Program Director and was a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. She also served as Medical Director at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock and Faculty and Director of Community Medicine Curriculum for Chestnut Hill Family Practice Residency in Philadelphia.
“Dr. O’Connor is an experienced physician leader with an outstanding record of program growth, innovative care delivery, and strong financial performance across inpatient, ambulatory, and homecare settings,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President & CEO of Temple Health.
Dr. O’Connor’s responsibilities will include directing and developing guidelines for evidence-based clinical management practices across a continuum of care; overseeing population health quality management programs; leading clinical data review to support operations and clinical management; mentoring staff to drive improvement activities and patient outcomes; advancing the practice of palliative care within TUH Inc.; and serving as an academic resource for population health within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
“Value-based care delivery plays a vital role in healthcare, and Dr. O’Connor will be a key medical advisor to our Temple Center for Population Health leadership team,” said Steven R. Carson, MHA, BSN, RN, Senior Vice President of Population Health for Temple Health. “Her deep expertise and broad experience will contribute significantly to the ongoing success, innovation, and growth of Temple’s population health activities.”
Dr. O’Connor earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine and fellowship in faculty development at the University of Virginia as well as a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.