Mary I. O’Connor, MD is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vori Health, a physician-led virtual musculoskeletal company on a mission to empower all humanity to lead a healthier life. Vori Health focuses on getting patients the right care for their spine, bone, and joint conditions, and promotes expert non-surgical care to decrease the high rates of inappropriate surgery.
Dr. O’Connor is a nationally recognized leader in health equity, chairing the Movement is Life Caucus, a nonprofit multi-stakeholder coalition committed to addressing musculoskeletal health disparities. She has long championed women and individuals of color in orthopedics and broken many barriers to women in the overwhelmingly male profession.
Her book, “Taking Care of You: The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Better Health” (Mayo Clinic Press/Simon & Schuster),” will be in bookstores in October and can be preordered now on Amazon.
Dr. O’Connor is Professor Emerita of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic and past Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. O’Connor is an Olympian (US Women’s Rowing) and is passionate in her promotion of the power of movement to improve health.
She and her husband have three amazing children.