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Carolyn O'Connor

Carolyn O'Connor, MD


Department: Medicine: Division of Rheumatology

Practices: Drexel Rheumatology

Specialties: Rheumatology


  • MD - Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons (1978)

Dr. Carolyn O'Connor provides the organizational leadership for the rheumatology practice. Her years of experience with complex cases of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and osteoporosis has benefitted those that she treats tremendously.

Dr. O'Connor has appeared in several documentaries on the cable television show Mystery Diagnosis and was featured on the Discovery Channel in 2006 for systemic lupus erythematosus and also in 2007 for pernicious anemia.


  • Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology
  • Medical Advisory Board for the Lupus Foundation


  • Insight and Advice about Osteoporosis
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    (April 1, 2009)

Clinical Services

Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus


  • Rheumatology - Boston University Arthritis Center


  • Internal Medicine - New York Hospital (Cornell Medical Center)


  • Internal Medicine - New York Hospital (Cornell Medical Center)

Carolyn O'Connor, MD, is a professor emerita of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, and she served associate director of the Rheumatology Fellowship program.


Dr.O'Connor has published many original research papers, case reports, reviews, book chapters and abstracts, and has made numerous poster and oral presentations at scientific meetings worldwide. She published her first book, Osteoporosis for Dummies, in 2005. Osteoporosis for Dummies was reviewed by


"Lipoma arborecens as an unusual cause of recurrent effusion in knee OA: sonographic and arthroscopic appearance"
Checa A, O’Connor CR
J Clin Rheumatol;16:102-103, 2010

"Retrospective study of patients admitted with fragility fracture at Abington Memorial Hospital: Evaluation of the diagnostic process and treatment of metabolic bone disease"
Singh V, O’Connor C, Franklin M
DrexelMed J; 3;38-44, 2009

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Rheumatology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.2688
Fax: 215.762.2689

Practice Office

Drexel Rheumatology
601 Route 73 North
4 Greentree Center, Suite 104
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.396.0950
Fax: 856.396.0958