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Kathryn M. O'Connor, MD, MSPT

Kathryn M. O'Connor, MD, MSPT Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. O'Connor is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Joint Preservation
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Arthroscopy of Foot
  • Aspiration
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Avascular Necrosis of Navicular
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Ankle
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Foot
  • Base of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis of the Ankle
  • Bursitis of the Foot
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo-Achilles
  • Cartiva Procedure
  • Cavus Foot
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Tendinosis of the Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis of the Foot
  • Clawtoe
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Lesion
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Congenital Deformity of Ankle
  • Correction of Bunion
  • Decompression of Tarsal Tunnel
  • Deformity of Forefoot
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Dislocated Toe
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flat Foot Surgery
  • Foot Amputation
  • Foot and Ankle Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Deformities Surgery
  • Foot Deformity
  • Foot Disorders
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Mass
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture of Talus
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Fusion of Joint
  • Haglund's Deformity
  • Haglund's Syndrome
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Revision
  • Jones Fracture
  • Lisfranc Tear
  • Mallet Toe
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Ankle
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Surgery of the Ankle
  • Nerve Surgery of the Foot
  • Nonoperative Management of Fracture
  • Open Dislocation of Ankle
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Orthotics
  • Osteochondral Dissecans of the Talus
  • Osteochondral Lesion
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Ankle
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Overuse Injuries of the Ankle
  • Overuse Injury
  • Paratenonitis
  • Peroneal Nerve Release
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Peroneal Tendon Tear
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Policeman's Heel)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia
  • Repair Claw Toe
  • Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sports Medicine of the Foot
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subcutaneous Tendo-Achilles Bursitis
  • Subtalar Dislocation
  • Sural Nerve Injury
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tarsal Abnormalities
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Rupture of the Ankle
  • Tendon Rupture of the Foot
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation
  • Turf Toe
  • X-Ray
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. O'Connor is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Kathryn O'Connor: Fractures of the Foot and Ankle, A clinical Casebook Springer : 163-171,2017.

O'Connor KM, Johnson JJ, McCormick JJ, Klein SE.: Clinical and Operative Factors Related to Successful Revision Arthrodesis in the Foot and Ankle Foot and Ankle International 37 (8): 809,2016.

Kathryn O'Connor, JE Johnson, JJ McCormick, SE Klein: Correlation of Clinical, Operative and Histopathologic Diagnosis of Interdigital Neuroma and the Cost of Routine Diagnosis Foot and Ankle International 37 (1): 70,2016.

O'Connor, K, Baumhauer, J., Houch, J.: Patient factors in the selection of operative versus non-operative treatment for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction Foot and Ankle International 31 : 197-202,2010.

Baumhauer, J., O'Connor, K.: Are foot and ankle problems worse for women? AAOS Now 2 : 21,2008.

O'Connor, K., Baumhauer, J., Houck, J.: Patient factors in the selection of operative versus non-operative treatment for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Toronto, Ontario : 2007.

O'Connor, K., Baumhauer, J., Houck, J.: Patient factors in the selection of operative versus non-operative treatment for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Victoria, British Columbia : 2007.

O'Connor, K., Baumhauer, J., Bragdon, G.: Sexual dysmorphism in the foot and ankle; Gender differences in foot and ankle anatomy and its reflection of foot and ankle injury. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 37 (12): 574-596,2006.

Academic Contact Info

3737 Market St
6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

In case of emergency, please call 911