Michael O'Connor, M.D.

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

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