Russell O'Connor

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Russell O'Connor

FRCPC, CASM Diploma
Profession:
Physician
Specialty:
Physiatry- EMG (Nerve Testing)
Vancouver
No Clinic Provided

Graduated from medical school at the University of Calgary and completed specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehab at UBC in 2003. Subspecialty training in Electrodiagnostic medicine and CASM diplomat. I teach medical students and residents daily during clinical time at GF Strong where I work on the Neuromuscular floor, spasticity clinic and EMG lab. I have a special interest in focal sports related peripheral neuropathies and electrodiagnostic medicine. I currently volunteer my time with the Vancouver Olympic Committee as the Medical Representative for Paralympics 2010 and a Steering Committee Board member. I am the Director of Continuing Professional Development for the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Sports Physician Volunteer Work includes: 2007 Canada Games, World Bocci Championship, 2006 Vancouver International Wheelchair Rugby Championship, 2006 Torino Winter Paralympic Games as an observer. Current research areas include: Autonomic assessment as a part of wheelchair Paralympic athlete's classification, Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with Botulinum Toxin Injection: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. Recent awards include: William G. Fraser Research Award 2007, National Specialty Society Annual Meeting Grant 2006, Duncan Murray Teaching Award-Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation- 2005, William G. Fraser Research Award 2005, Donald M Whitelaw Award- Best Grand Rounds presentation 2004-2005, Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Resident Research Award 2003, and an Educational Research Grant $2000, Merck Frosst Canada (Resident 1998) Outside of work I enjoy the typical chaotic life as a husband and dad of three active kids.