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Temple University names new Chief Medical Officer

After serving as CMO at University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Nina O’Connor will be the CMO at the Temple Center for Population Health.

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Dr. Nina Ross O'Connor, previously Chief Medical Officer of Penn Medicine at Home, and Subacute and Therapy Services, has become Chief Medical Officer at the Temple Center for Population Health, beginning Aug. 15, 2022.

As CMO at Temple, Dr. O’Connor will be undertaking several responsibilities, including the direction and development of evidence based guidelines for clinical management practices across a spectrum of care types; ensuring staff are mentored to drive improvement activities and patient outcomes; advance the practice of palliative care within Temple University Hospital Inc (TUH); and serve within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University as an academic resource for public health.

“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, in a statement. 

“Her deep expertise and broad experience will contribute significantly to the ongoing success, innovation, and growth of Temple’s population health activities,” he continued.

Prior to her CMO positions at University of Pennsylvania, Dr. O’Connor was Chief of Palliative Care for Penn Medicine and Fellowship Program Director and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Additionally, she has 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 received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her residency was completed in family medicine, with two fellowships as well. 

The first was in faculty development at the University of Virginia, the second in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. O'Connor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

TUH is a part of the Temple University Health System, a $2.4 billion dollar academic health system devoted towards providing access to quality patient care and the support of excellence in medical education and research.

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