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Karen June OConnell, MD

The Center for Hospital-based Specialties

Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine
National Provider Identifier1699846055

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Karen O'Connell, MD, is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children's National. Her clinical interests include trauma care, family presence, and prehospital medicine.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Duke University Durham, NCBachelor of Arts 1990 -1994
Medical School Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VADoctor of Medicine 1995 -1999
National & International Recognitions
Award for Excellence in Teaching by an Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine and Trauma CenterChildren’s National Medical Center2007
Attending of the Year , Emergency Medicine and Trauma CenterChildren’s National Medical Center2007

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Associate Regional Pediatric Medical Director Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services S2007 - 2009
Co-chairChildren’s National Medical CenterPediatric Early Recognition and Resuscitation Comm2007 - 2009
Assistant Professor The George Washington University School of MedicinPediatrics2006 - 2009
MemberAmerican College of Emergency Physicians2005 - 2009
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorFamily presence during pediatric trauma team activation: measuring the effects of a multidisciplinary approach to patient-family-centered careU.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration2008
Book Chapter, O’Connell, K., Lucid, W.A., Taylor, T.B. (2008), Thoracic Trauma, In O’Connell, K., Lucid, W.A., Taylor, T.B., Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 3rd ed, McGraw-Hill.

Book Chapter (2008), Patient and Family Issues, In , Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures 2nd ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Journal Article, O’Connell, K., Farah, M., Spandorfer, P., Zorc, J. (2007), Family Presence During Pediatric “Trauma Stat” Evaluations: An Assessment of a Structured Program, Pediatrics , 120, 565-574.

Conference Presentation - Poster, O’Connell,K. (2007), Pediatric Puzzlers: Review of Apparent Life Threatening Events”; , Poster session presented at the Pyramid 2007, Solomon's Island, MD

Conference Presentation - Poster, O’Connell, K. (2007), Family Presence in the Emergency Department”; , Poster session presented at the Advances in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2007, Silver Spring, MD

Conference Presentation - Poster, O’Connell, K. (2007), Pediatric Cardiovascular Emergencies, Poster session presented at the Emergency Medical Services Care and Emergency Nurse Association by the Bay , Solomons Island, MD

Book Chapter, O’Connell, K., Tsarouhas, N. (2005), Intraosseous Line Placement, In O’Connell, K., Tsarouhas, N., The Philadelphia Guide to Inpatient Medicine, Blackwell Publishing.

Conference Presentation - Poster, O’Connell,K. (2005), Family Presence during Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation: an Evaluation of a Structured Program, Poster session presented at the Ambulatory Pediatric Association Region 2 , Valhalla, NY

Conference Presentation - Poster, O’Connell, K. (2004), “Cerebral Resuscitation: The Severely Head-Injured Child”, , Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Intensive Course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Journal Article, O’Connell, K. (2003), A Teenager With Confusion, Pediatric Case Reviews.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Karen OConnell, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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