Copley Welcomes Anne O’Connor, MD

Copley Hospital is pleased to welcome Anne O’Connor, MD to its medical staff.  Dr. O’Connor joins Copley as Medical Director of the Emergency Department replacing Dr. Liam Gannon who, after holding this position for many years, has decided to step down.  Dr. O’Connor comes to us from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine where she served as Assistant Professor, and as Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, positions she has held since 2016.

Dr. O’Connor received her medical degree in 2010 from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of North Carolina and Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine through the American Board of Emergency Medicine as well as board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine through the American Board of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 

“Dr. O’Connor brings over 13 years of medical experience to Copley. We are very excited to welcome her clinical expertise and energy into the leadership team,” said Copley CEO Joseph Woodin.

“Although I have worked in academic medicine for the entirety of my career, I have always loved community practice.  My experience with community hospitals include Cottage Hospital and Alice Peck Day Hospital,” said Dr. O’Connor. “One of the first things that struck me when I visited Copley was the connection of the hospital and community. The impact Copley has on the community is significant. It is not only a full-service hospital, it is one of the largest employers in Lamoille County. Providers and staff are seen as trusted caregivers to the many families and visitors who come here for their care, tests or procedures,” continued Dr. O’Connor. 

Dr. O’Connor will be working closely with Copley’s Chief Medical Officer, Donald Dupuis, MD and the entire medical staff in continuing the improvement efforts in the Emergency Department.

“Emergency Departments in particular face many challenges including staffing and capacity/boarding to staff burnout. Copley is no exception. I look forward to working through these challenges while ensuring our patients continue to receive the highest quality of care.”  

Dr. O’Connor and her family reside in Underhill along with their dogs and horse.