Katherine M. O'Connor, MD

Associate Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Contact Information

P: 718.741.2281 F: 718.654.6692

Primary Location

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403
  • Specialties & Focus


    • Pediatrics
    Clinical Focus
    • As her new project to improve comfort during routine phlebotomies reflects, Dr. O'Connor is committed to improving the quality of the patient experience at Montefiore. She is also interested in infant and toddler feeding patterns as windows into the origins of pediatric obesity, and specifically encourages breastfeeding and the prevention of excessive milk consumption.
    Research Focus
    • Her research interests include utilizing the AHRQ HCUP KID database. Together with Alyssa Silver, MD, Dr. O'Connor is using this database for comparative effectiveness and outcomes research in a randomized, double blind, controlled clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of the exclusive use of hypertonic saline in infants with bronchiolitis.
  • Education & Training


    Residency Program

    Montefiore Medical Center

  • Biography

    Personal Biography

    Katherine O’Connor, MD, is an Associate Director in the Division of Hospital Medicine and an Attending Pediatric Hospitalist at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. O’Connor joined Montefiore in 2007.

    Dr. O’Connor received her Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Neuroscience in 1999 from Harvard University. In 2003, she received her Medical Doctorate from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. O’Connor attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 2003 to 2007 where she completed an internship and residency in pediatrics.

    Dr. O’Connor is an advocate for patient and family comfort. Her research and quality improvement efforts are focused on pain control, topical anesthetic use for venipuncture and improving the patient experience. She is currently working on a study to help educate families about firearm injury prevention in the inpatient setting. Dr. O’Connor’s work has been published in multiple manuscripts and book chapters.  

    Dr. O’Connor is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Publications

    Articles & Dissertations

  • Locations

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

    3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

    P: 718.741.2281 F: 718.654.6692

    Additional Locations

    Montefiore Weiler Hospital
    1825 Eastchester RoadBronx, NY 10461-2301 P: 718.904.2000 Additional Details
    Montefiore Medical Center
    111 East 210th StreetBronx, NY 10467-2401 P: 718.920.4321 Additional Details