Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, FACSM 

Dr. Francis O’Connor is Professor at the Uniformed Services University and Medical Director for the Consortium on Health and Military Performance has been a leader in sports medicine education and research for the military for over 20 years. Dr.O’Connor has authored over 60 articles in scientific journals and numerous book chapters/technical reports/health promotion resources for the military. In addition, Dr. O’Connor is the editor of four texts on sports medicine including, the Textbook of Running Medicine, Sports Medicine for the Primary care Physician 3rd Edition and ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review.   He has been on the board of several leading organizations in sports medicine including the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Medical Athletic Association; he is a past president of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.  A Colonel in the United States Army, Dr. O’Connor is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and prior to his recent posting at Uniformed Services University in the Department of Military Medicine, served one year as a Command Surgeon with Special Operations in the Middle East.