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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2005
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2002
    Long Island-Jewish Medical Center
  • MD, 1999
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • BA, 1994
    Duke University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine

National Provider ID: 1699846055


Karen O'Connell, M.D., is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children's National Hospital. Her clinical interests include trauma care, family presence, and pre-hospital medicine.

Research & Publications

A Teenager With Confusion

(2003) Pediatric Case Reviews

Advances in Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2007

(2007) Family Presence in the Emergency Department”;

Family Presence During Pediatric Trauma Stat Evaluations An Assessment of a Structured Program

(2007) Pediatrics

Intraosseous Line Placement

(2005) The Philadelphia Guide to Inpatient Medicine

Patient and Family Issues

(2008) Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures 2nd ed

Pyramid 2007

(2007) Pediatric Puzzlers: Review of Apparent Life Threatening Events”;

Thoracic Trauma

(2008) Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 3rd ed