Michael F. O'Connor, M.D., SCCM

Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Section Head, Critical Care Medicine
Course Director, Vignettes in Physiology, Critical Care Flow
Director, Adult ICUs, UCMC

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
M.C. 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 702-0182


B.A. - 1978 - 1983
The University of Chicago - Chicago, IL USA - Chemistry

M.D. - 1983 - 1987
Pritzker School of Medicine - Chicago, IL USA

Internship - 1987 - 1988
The University of Chicago - Chicago, IL USA - Internal Medicine

Fellowship - 1991 - 1992
The University of Chicago - Chicago, IL USA - Critical Care

Clinical Interests

Critical Care - Cardiothoracic, burns, general surgical
Liver Transplantation
Transfusion medicine

Academic Interests

Monitoring in the operating room and ICU
ACLS in the perioperative period
Cognition, safety, and accidents in medicine
Outcomes in ICU medicine
Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology

Recent Publications

McEvoy MD, Thies KC, Einav S, Ruetzler K, Moitra VK, Nunnally ME, Banerjee A, Weinberg G, Gabrielli A, Maccioli GA, Dobson G, O'Connor MF.

Cardiac Arrest in the Operating Room: Part 2-Special Situations in the Perioperative Period. Anesth Analg. 2017 Nov 30. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002595.

Winters BD, Cvach MM, Bonafide CP, Hu X, Konkani A, O'Connor, MF, Rothschild JM, Selby NM, Pelter MM, McLean B,  Kane-Gill SL: Technologic Distractions (Part 2): A Summary of Approaches to Manage Clinical Alarms With Intent to Reduce Alarm Fatigue Critical Care Medicine:  doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002803

Moitra VK, Einav S, Thies K, Nunnally ME, Gabrielli A, Maccioli GA, Weinberg G, Bannerjee A, Ruetzler K, Dobson G, McEvoy M, O'Connor MF: Cardiac Arrest in the Operating Room: Resuscitation and Management for the Anesthesiologist: Part 1 Anesth Analg 2017 DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002596

Chhabra N, Gupta A, Chibber R,  Minhaj M, Hofer J, Mueller A, Tung A, O'Connor M, Scavone B, Rana S, Shahul S: Outcomes and mortality in parturient and non-parturient patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy: A national readmission database study   Pregnancy Hypertension 10:143-48, 2017

Kane-Gill SL, O'Connor MF, Rothschild JM, et al: Technologic Distractions
(Part 1): Summary of Approaches to Manage Alert Quantity With Intent to Reduce Alert Fatigue and Suggestions for Alert Fatigue Metrics. Crit Care Med 45:1481-1488, September 2017.

Einav S, O'Connor M: Does Only Size Matter or Is There Still a Place for Single-Center Studies in the Era of Big Data? Anesthesia & Analgesia 123:1623-28, 2016

Willingham MD, Karren E, Shanks AM, O'Connor MF, et al: Concurrence of Intraoperative Hypotension,  Low Minimum Alveolar Concentration, and Low Bispectral

Nunnally ME, O'Connor MF, Kodylewski H, Westlake B, Dutton RP. Incidence and risk factors for perioperative cardiac arrest observed in the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. Anesth Analg 120: 364-70, 2015

Einav S, Kaufman N, O'Connor M: Can Anesthesiologists Help? Analysis of the  American Heart Association-Emergency Cardiac Care Recommendations for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, with a Focus on Management of Airway and Breathing.  Anesth Analg 120:484-90, 2015

McEvoy MD, Hand WR, Furse CM, Field LC, Clark CA, Moitra VK, Nietert PJ, O'Connor MF, Nunnally ME. Validity and reliability assessment of detailed scoring checklists for use during perioperative emergency simulation training. Simul Healthc 9:295-303, 2014.

Vashitz G, Nunnally ME, Parmet Y, Bitan Y, O'Connor MF, Cook RI. How do clinicians reconcile conditions and medications? The cognitive context of medication reconciliation. Cogn Tech Work 15:109-16, 2013.

Choukalas CG, Kellman S, Keese ML et al. (2013) Intervention- versus physiology-based risk assessment scores for predicting cardiac arrest: a pilot study [v1; ref status: approved with reservations 1, not approved 1, f1000research.com  F1000Research 2013, 2:91 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-91.v1)

Bitan Y, O'Connor MF. Correlating data from different sensors to increase the positive predictive value of alarms: an empiric assessment [v1; ref status: indexed, f1000research.com F1000Research 1:45,2012 (doi: 10.3410/f1000research.1-45.v1)

Moitra VK, Gabrielli A, Maccioli GA, O'Connor MF: Anesthesia advanced circulatory life support Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth 59:586-603, 2012

Pastores SM, O'Connor MF, Kleinpell RM, Napolitano L, Ward N, Bailey H, Mollenkopf FP, Coopersmith CM: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident duty hour new standards: History, changes, and impact on staffing of intensive care units Crit Care Med 39:2540 -2549, 2011

Avidan MS, Jacobsohn E, Glick D, Burnside BA, Zhang L, Villafranca A, Karl L, Kamal S, Torres B, O'Connor M, Evers A, Gradwohl S, Lin N, Palanca BJ: Prevention of Intraoperative Awareness in a High-Risk Surgical Population. N Engl J Med 365:591- 600, 2011

Mashour GA, Esaki RK, Tremper KK, Glick DB, O'Connor M, Avidan MS: A Novel Classification Instrument for Intraoperative Awareness Events. Anesth Analg 110:813-5, 2010

Koyner JL. Bennett MR. Worcester EM. Ma Q. Raman J. Jeevanandam V. Kasza KE. O'Connor MF. Konczal DJ. Trevino S. Devarajan P. Murray PT: Urinary Cystatin C as an early biomarker of acute kidney injury following adult cardiothoracic surgery. Kidney International. 74(8):1059-69, 2008

Nemeth CP, Nunnally M, O'Connor MF, Brandwijk M, Kowalsky J, & Cook RI:. Regularly irregular: how groups reconcile cross-cutting agendas and demand in healthcare. /Cognition, Technology & Work/, 9(3), 139-48, 2007

Albollino S, O'Connor MF, Cook R: Sensemaking, safety, and cooperative work in the intensive care unit. Cognition, Technology & Work 2006

Cook RI, O'Connor MF: Thinking about accidents and systems. Medication Safety: A Guide to Health Care Facilities. Manasse HR, Thompson KK, eds. Bethesda, Maryland: American Society of Health System Pharmacists, pp. 73-87, 2005

O'Connor MF, Ovassapian A: Airway management. Principles of Critical Care, 3rd ed. Hall JB, Schmidt GA, Wood LD, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 465-479, 2005

Weber SG, Bottei E, Cook R, O'Connor M: SARS, emerging infections, and bioterrorism preparedness. Lancet Infect Dis 4:483-484, 2004

O'Connor MF, Daves SM, Tung A, Cook RI, Thisted R, Apfelbaum J: BIS monitoring to prevent awareness during general anesthesia. Anesthesiology 94:520-522, 2001

Kress JP, Pohlman AS, O'Connor MF, Hall JB: Daily interruption of sedative infusions in critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. N Engl J Med 342:1471- 1477, 2000

Yuan CS, Foss JF, O'Connor M, Osinski J, Karrison T, Moss J, Roizen MF: Methylnaltrexone for reversal of constipation due to chronic methadone use. A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 283:367-372, 2000

Jacobsohn E, Chorn R, O'Connor M: The role of the vasculature in regulating venous return and cardiac output: historical and graphical approach. Can J Anaesth 44:849- 867, 1997