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Associate Professor, Medicine

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA (1999)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (1999–2002)
  • Chief Residency in Ambulatory Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2002–2003)


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Master, American College of Physicians
  • Best Doctors in America (2019–2020)
  • American College of Physicians Washington State Chapter Laureate Award (2019)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2017)
  • Seattle Top Doctors (2016, 2017, 2020)
  • Roosevelt GIMC Leadership Award Recipient (2016)
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society (1989)

Research Interests

  • Cross-Cultural Medicine
  • Dermatology Topics
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • The Healer’s Art: Awakening the Heart of Medicine
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Medical Student Education
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Mind-Body Medicine and Wellness
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patient-Physician Communication
  • Primary Care Outpatient Procedures
  • Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions in Clinical and Learning Environments

publication highlights

  • O'Connor KM, Chien AJ. 2008. Management of melanocytic lesions in the primary care setting. Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic. 83(2):208–13; quiz 213–4.
  • O’Connor KM, Paauw DS. Herpes Zoster. Med Clin North Am. 2013 Jul;97(4):503–22.
  • Wright J, O’Connor KFemale Sexual Dysfunction. Med Clin North Am. 99 (2015) 607–628.
  • Vary, Jay, O’Connor KM, Paauw DS. Common Dermatologic Conditions. Med Clin North Am. 2014 May;98(3):445–85.
  • O’Connor KM, Paauw DS. Osteoporosis. Med Clin North Am. 2016 Jul;100(4):807–26.
  • O’Connor, K, Blackley-Jackson, M. (2019) "Postoperative Evaluation and Care." Blackley-Jackson M, et. al; Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook, 3rd edition. 
  • Northrup, M., O’Connor, K. (2019) "Vertigo." Mookherjee S, Beste L, Klein J, Wright J (Eds). Chalk Talks in Internal Medicine, Scripts for Clinical Teaching. New York: Springer.