Tim O’Connor, MD

tim-oconnor-bioTim O’Connor, MD attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate education, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Neurobiological Sciences. During college, he was awarded the University Scholars award, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life scholarship, and the Charles Vincent & Heidi Cole McLaughlin scholarship. After being accepted into medical school through the Junior Honors Medical Program (JHMP), he founded the JHMP Ambassadors to help future students applying to the program.

Dr. O’Connor received his medical degree from the University of Florida in 2014. He graduated with Honors in Research and Honors in Academic Excellence, and at his graduation was presented the C. Craig Tisher Faculty Award for his research contributions during medical school. Dr. O’Connor received an NIH T35 Training Grant to support his research under the mentorship of Dr. William Friedman. His results from this work were published in the journal Neurosurgery and presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He was elected Co-President of the Clinical Neuroscience Pathways organization and was invited to join the Medical Student Admissions Committee. During his senior year of medical school, Dr. O’Connor was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. At the 2014 UF Senior Awards Banquet, he was presented with the Excellence in Neurosurgery Award.

Dr. O’Connor is a graduate of multiple tactical medicine courses, and during his first year of medical school joined the Jacksonville Beach Police SWAT team. After graduating from the Basic SWAT Team Operations Course, he returned to Camp Blanding to help train local and federal officers. He has also been an instructor for programs in the private sector that provide training in Tactical Combat Casualty Care to law enforcement, military personnel, and the US Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. O’Connor plans on pursuing his interests in neurosurgical trauma, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and tactical medicine. He is a member of the Special Operations Medical Association, the Florida SWAT Association, the National Tactical Officers Association, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He enjoys riding motorcycles, snowboarding, and spending time with his girlfriend and two golden retrievers.