Dr. O’Connor was the first Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine and completed a 10-year term in 2006.
In recent years he has undertaken lead roles providing medical advisory input into a number or organizations including the southeastern LHIN (MOH-LTC Ontario), the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Forces Health Services Group.
He has travelled to Bosnia-Herzogovina on nine occasions, teaching and mentoring with new faculty at their five separate medical schools.
He continues to take an active role in undergraduate medical education. He presently has a large Sports Medicine and concussion practice and works with the Varisty Athletics program at Queen's.