Health equity leader
Dr. O’Connor, co-author of Taking Care of You, is an orthopedic surgeon, health equity leader, healthcare entrepreneur, and former U.S. Olympic athlete (Women’s Rowing, 1980). She is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vori Health, a spine and orthopedic telemedicine company on a mission to empower all people to better health. After a distinguished career at Mayo Clinic where Dr. O’Connor was awarded Professor Emerita status, she went on to lead the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health and was Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine. A passionate advocate for health equity, Dr. O’Connor has led the national non-profit coalition, Movement is Life, since its inception in 2010 in its efforts to eliminate musculoskeletal health disparities. A graduate of Yale University, Dr. O’Connor obtained her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her orthopedic residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.