Brendan O'Connor

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles


  • Director, Psychiatry Clerkship
  • Director, Psychiatry for the Generalist Selective
  • Clinical Curriculum Committee member
  • Course Master, PGY1 Summer Lecture Series

Education & Training


  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2014
  • MD: Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2010
  • BA: Psychology: Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2006

Major Awards


  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017, 2019
  • Resident Mentoring Award, 2018
  • Gene Rubin Award, 2012

Areas of Clinical Interest


Adult psychiatric illnesses including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Personality Disorders.

Key Publications


  • Cristancho P, O’Connor B, Lenze EJ, Blumberger DM, Reynolds CF, Dixon D, Mulsant BH, (2017 Jun). Treatment Emergent Suicidal Ideation in depressed older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 32(6): 596-604.
    Read publication »Treatment Emergent Suicidal Ideation in depressed older adults.
  • Espejo G, O’Connor B. “Psychiatry”. Ciesielski, Thomas M and De Fer, Thomas M (eds.). The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2019.
  • O’Connor BJ, Conway CR. Continuation therapies after successful treatment with electroconvulsive therapy in major depressive disorder. Psychiatric Annals 2019:49(4):164-268