Lynn O'Connor MD

Research & Consulting

Lynn O'Connor Research

As a Researcher, Dr. O’Connor has performed many case reviews, extensive literature searches, and qualitative and quantitative evaluations regarding current diagnostics and advanced techniques related to the treatment of colon cancer and other rectal problems. She participates in clinical research with many top specialists throughout the country.

The following studies represent a portion the current research and on-going treatment modalities, Dr. O’Connor has been involved in.

4/2003 – 2/2004    Franklin Square Hospital Medical Center
John L. Zapas, MD, FACS

Performed a case review and extensive literature search regarding the current diagnostic and treatment modalities for the management of hepatic artery aneurysms and concomitant metastatic liver disease. We discussed preoperative, operative and postoperative considerations in the treatment of hepatic artery aneurysm discovered during the evaluation of a patient with colorectal liver metastases being considered for hepatic artery infusional chemotherapy. The rarity of this clinical situation and the combined operative intervention of hepatic artery ligation and liver resection were also discussed.

4/2003 – 2/2004    Franklin Square Hospital Medical Center
John L. Zapas, MD, FACS

Patients, who have colorectal metastases that are not amenable to resection, may benefit from radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of these lesions. This treatment was also being used to destroy other primary cancers that arise from or have metastases to the liver. We hypothesized that these patients do not derive a similar benefit from RFA of the liver. We performed an extensive literature search and retrospective review of thirteen patients with localized malignant liver tumors from various primary tissues of origin. Patient data was stratified and compared according to primary tumor diagnosis. Demographic data as well as outcome data were compared using chi square analysis and non-parametric Mann-Whitney tests.

7/1997 – 5/1998   Graduate Hospital, Dept. of Surgery
Manucher Fallahnejad, MD, FARCS

Extensive literature search and chart review regarding surgical intervention for the treatment of complications of esophageal metallic stent placement.

6/1995 – 5/1997   Temple University School of Medicine, Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Craig Silverman, MD

Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of a consecutively treated group of patients with secretory and non-secretory pituitary adenomas. Patients were treated for cure with combination of external beam and stereotactic radiosurgery.

1/1992 – 5/1992   City of New Haven, Dept. of Health, Yale Community Project Group
Lowel Levin, PhD

Defined and established research criteria to evaluate and statistically analyze the efficacy of the Maternal and Child Health Outreach Program. The findings and project recommendations were presented to the Department Director and staff members.