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Brendan O'Connor, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Director, Psychiatry Clerkship
Director, Psychiatry for the Generalist Selective
Clinical Curriculum Committee member
Course Master, PGY1 Summer Lecture Series

Education and Training
BA: Psychology at Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2006
MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2010
Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2014

Major Awards
Gene Rubin Award, 2012
Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017

Areas of Clinical Interest
I am interested Adult Psychiatric disorders including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
I am also interested in the clinical application of brain stimulation therapies, primarily ECT and VNS.


Key Publications
Cristancho P, O'Connor B, Lenze EJ, Blumberger DM, Reynolds CF, Dixon D, Mulsant BH, (2017 Jun). Treatment Emergent Suicidal Ideation in depressed older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 32(6): 596-604.  Full Article ->