Dr. Kathryn Marie O’Connor, MD

Dr. Kathryn Marie O'Connor, MD

Dr. Kathryn Marie O'Connor, MD

Languages: English
Fax: 301-774-8959

Contact this Provider:

  • Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormalities of the tarsal bones
  • accessory navicular
  • achilles tendon injury
  • achilles tendon tear
  • achilles tendonosis
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Procedures I Perform
  • achilles tendon surgery
  • amputation of the foot surgery
  • amputation of the toe surgery
  • ankle distraction arthroplasty
  • ankle fusion
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About the Provider

Dr. Kathryn M. O’Connor is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. Her areas of special interest and expertise include:

  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Achilles ruptures and tendonitis
  • Arthritis of the foot
  • Tendonitis of the ankle
  • Revision of previous foot surgery
  • Deformity correction

Dr. O’Connor believes in a collaborative approach to developing tailored treatment plans for each patient. She focuses on a holistic approach and offers her patients the complete spectrum of treatments, including non-surgical treatments as well as surgical options, to treat disorders of the foot and ankle.

She has published in several peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters, and presented at conferences in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, she was an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania for 5 years, prior to joining MedStar Health.

Outside of work, Dr. O’Connor is an avid runner and cyclist and enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Fellowship Program: Washington University Medical Center (2015)
  • Graduate Education: Washington University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Residency Program: Mount Sinai Hospital (2014)
  • Graduate Education: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2014)
  • Internship Program: Mount Sinai Hospital (2010)
  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine (2009)
Publications, peer-reviewed
  1. O’Connor, K., Baumhauer, J., Houck, J., Patient factors in the selection of operative versus non-operative treatment for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction Foot and Ankle Int. 2010: 31; 197-202
  2. O’Connor, K, et al., Correlation of clinical, operative and histopathologic diagnosis of interdigital neuroma and the cost of routine diagnosis  Foot and Ankle Int. 2016:37; 70-74.
  3. O’Connor, K, et al., Clinical and operative factors related to successful revision arthrodesis in the foot and ankle. Foot and Ankle Int. 2016: 37; 809-15
  4. O’Connor, K, et al.  Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Summary of the Current Status.  AOFAS Evidence-Based Medicine Committee. Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics,2018; September 1-6. DOI: 10.1177/2473011418790003
  5. Hullfish T, OConnor K, Baxter J. Medial gastrocnemius muscle remodeling correlates with reduced plantar flexor kinetics fourteen weeks following Achilles tendon rupture  Journal of Applied Physiology, Accepted for publication June 2019
Invited publications, book chapters, non-peer reviewed
  1. O’Connor, K., Baumhauer, J., Bragdon, G. Sexual dysmorphism in the foot and ankle: Gender differences in foot and ankle anatomy and its reflection of foot and ankle injury Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 2006: 37; 596-574.
  2.  Baumhauer, J., O’Connor, K.  Are foot and ankle problems worse for women?  AAOS Now 2008: 2; 21.
  3. O’Connor, K. Fractures of the Foot and Ankle; A Clinical Casebook Springer Publishing. 2018
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