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AOC Connect Women’s Leadership Forum Presents: Five Questions with Mary O’Connor, MD

March 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mary I. O’Connor, MD

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vori Health

Mary I. O’Connor, MD is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vori Health, a physician-led virtual musculoskeletal company on a mission to empower all humanity to lead a healthier life. Vori Health focuses on a biopsychosocial model of care delivery to help patients obtain the right care for their spine, bone and joint conditions.

Dr. O’Connor is a nationally recognized leader in health equity, chairing the Movement is Life Caucus, a nonprofit multi-stakeholder coalition committed to addressing musculoskeletal health disparities, since its inception in 2010. She has long championed diversity and inclusion in orthopedics and broken many barriers to women in the overwhelmingly male profession. Her book, “Taking Care of You: The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Better Health,” will be published by Mayo Clinic Press/Simon & Schuster in October 2022.

Dr. O’Connor is Professor Emerita of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic and practiced at Mayo Clinic in Florida until 2015 during which time she served in many leadership roles including Chair, Orthopedic Surgery Department (Florida) and Medical Director, Office of Integrity and Compliance (Mayo enterprise). In 2015, she became Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine and the inaugural Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Dr. O’Connor left her surgical practice and academic medicine to embraced her entrepreneurial spirit and join Vori Health full-time in February of 2021.

Dr. O’Connor is an Olympian (US Women’s Rowing) and is passionate in her promotion of the power of movement to improve health. She and her husband have three amazing children.


March 30, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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