Frank O’Connell MD, FACP, FCCP
Dr. O’Connell is born and raised in New York. He went to SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He then went to Chicago and did a fellowship in Critical Care under Dr. Max Harry Weil, a pioneer and founder of the discipline of Critical Care Medicine. Subsequently, he did a residency in Anesthesiology.
Dr. O’Connell is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology. He served as an attending in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Massachusetts in Worchester for 8 years before moving into private practice in the same field in South Jersey area. He is a certified instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) and the Fundamentals in Critical Care Support (FCCS) and is a member of the FCCS Instructor Committee at the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. O’Connell believes that “Intensivists are the unsung heroes of the hospital.” Because they often manage the sickest patients (i.e. peri-operative or surgical or obstetric) without fanfare or recognition. They do not generate the same high profile as might a cardiologist or neurosurgeon, but their input with regard to a patient’s care is no less important.