Ted O’Connell, MD, FAAFP

Dr. O'Connell is the Founding Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Training Program at Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano and Chief of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. O’Connell has previously been on the teaching staff at the UCLA and Drexel University Schools of Medicine.

Dr. O’Connell received his undergraduate degree in psychology with honors from the University of Notre Dame and obtained his M.D. from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. O’Connell completed his residency and chief residency at the UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center. Dr. O’Connell has completed studies in Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education at the Harvard-Macy Institute, Disruptive Strategy at Harvard Business School, and Design Thinking at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Dr. O’Connell has written and edited over 20 medical textbooks as well as hundreds of textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. Several of his textbooks are medical best-sellers, including USMLE Step 2 Secrets, Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review, Instant Workups: A Clinical Guide to Medicine, and Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care. Dr. O’Connell has served as Editor-In-Chief of Elsevier’s Clinical Key Student.

Dr. O’Connell is the recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award through Americorps and the Points of Light Foundation, the Cecil Cutting Award for Innovation and Leadership from The Permanente Medical Group, and Physician of the Year from the Napa-Solano County Medical Society.

Dr. O’Connell is actively involved in medical student and resident education and is an active lecturer and public speaker. Dr. O’Connell practices clinical medicine while pursuing academic interests including procedures, physician development, and medical writing.

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