In academic publishing, the goal of peer review is to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in a scholarly journal. Before an article is deemed appropriate to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, it must be forwarded to experts in the field. Because the reviewers specialize in the same scholarly area as the author, they are considered the author’s peers (hence “peer review”). A peer-reviewed journal will not publish articles that fail to meet the standards established for a given discipline and peer-reviewed articles that are accepted for publication exemplify the best research practices in a field.
Dr. O’Connor has published many articles with highly detailed medical procedures and modalities of treatments and is herself a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Surgery. Detailed information can be accessed by using the links following the publication titles.
Champagne BJ, O’Connor LM, Ferguson M, Orangio GR, Schertzer, ME, Armstrong DN. Efficacy of anal fistula plug in closure of cryptoglandular fistulas: long term follow up. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Dec: 49 (12): 1817-21.
Lynn O’Connor, MD, Bradley J. Champagne, MD, Martha A. Ferguson, MD, Guy R. Orangio, MD, Marion E. Schertzer, MD, David N. Armstrong, MD, FRCS. Efficacy of anal fistula plug in closure of Crohn’s anorectal fistulas. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Oct; 49 (10): 1569-73.
Weiss S, O’Connor L, Welsch J. Refinement of Radiation Therapy based on PET data in an adult with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis of Soft Tissues. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 2006, April.
Pulmonary Hamartoma: An Unusual Presentation: Lynn O’Connor, MD, MPH, Richard Heitmiller, MD, David Nasrallah, MD, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Images for Surgeons. Accepted for publication early 2006.
Surgical Treatment of Complications of Esophageal Metallic Stent Placement: Three Case Reports. Lynn O’Connor, MD, MPH and Manucher Fallahnejad, MD, FARCS. Journal of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, 1999; Vol. 7: 43-47.
Thesis: MPH, Yale University School of Medicine. A Comparison of the Efficacy of Gentamicin Polymethylmethacrylate Beads with Conventional Antibiotics in the Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis. Lynn O’Connor, MD, MPH. Publication date 5/93. Volume 1.