Patricia W. O’Connor, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry. Dr. O’Connor then received her Medical Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia in 2012.
While in medical school, Dr. O’Connor was awarded a research grant from VCU to spend a year in Brisbane, Australia at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research where she spent time compiling research on the genetic risk factors of melanoma, the financial burden of skin cancer on the Australian health care system, and new technology for mole mapping.
In her last year of medical school, she was awarded the Susan Mellette scholarship for the one senior student interested in oncology because of her interest and dedication to skin cancer prevention.
After medical school, Dr. O’Connor remained at Virginia Commonwealth University for her intern year in Internal Medicine, and her Dermatology residency, during which she served as Chief Resident in her final year.
Dr. O’Connor is dedicated to skin cancer prevention, treatment, and, detection, and to surgical and non-surgical treatment of all skin conditions in the adult and pediatric populations. She is excited to join the excellent staff of Inverness Dermatology and Laser in treating a variety of dermatologic disorders.
Dr. O’Connor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Dr. O’Connor is married to Dr. James O’Connor, who is completing his fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Patricia and Jim live in Birmingham with their corgi, Wallace. When not at work, Dr. O’Connor enjoys baking, knitting, and going to the dog park with Wallace.