Nina R. O’Connor, MD, FAAHPM

Chief Medical Officer, Temple Center for Population Health

Dr. Nina O’Connor began her career in academic family medicine before completing fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  She joined the faculty at Penn in 2013 and quickly assumed leadership for the palliative care program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  She founded the palliative care program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and served as program director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship for several years.  In spring 2016, Dr. O’Connor became Chief of Palliative Care for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, a role she carried until July 2021.  She subsequently served as the Chief Medical Officer for Penn Medicine at Home, responsible for more than 5000 patients per day receiving home-based services including home health, hospice, home palliative care, home infusion, and community health workers.  Dr. O’Connor was also the physician lead for subacute and post-acute care at Penn Medicine and led the Penn-Temple Regional Congregate Care Assistance Team, a program funded through the PA Department of Health to support several hundred long term care facilities with COVID readiness and response.  In August 2022, Dr. O’Connor joined Temple University Health System as the Chief Medical Officer for the Temple Center for Population Health.  In this position, she is responsible for quality across all of Temple’s primary care networks, multiple risk-based programs including Temple’s ACO REACH entity, and diverse programming to address community partnerships and social determinants of health.  Dr. O’Connor’s academic interests include serious illness communication, innovative models for care delivery at home, and ambulatory quality.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and she is active in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows at Temple.