Daniel O’Connor, M.D.

Pain Management Doctor Serving Scottsdale and Phoenix

Dr. Daniel O’Connor is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a fellowship-trained interventional pain management specialist who is passionate about providing his patients with hope for a life with less pain. As a physician in the Valley for over ten years, Dr. O’Connor has endorsed a comprehensive, compassionate, and multimodal approach to pain control.  In creating Innovative Pain and Wellness, Dr. O’Connor has merged the best qualities of large-scale, cutting-edge medicine and boutique style one-on-one patient care.

A Chicago native, Dr. O’Connor graduated from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine. He then went on to train with the prestigious department of anesthesiology at Northwestern University. He specialized in regional anesthesia training under thought leaders in the field. Ultimately he was honored as Chief Resident at Northwestern University.

After completing his training, he felt compelled to move to his favorite childhood state, Arizona. He was offered a position in the Valley as a regional anesthesiologist. After much success in providing excellent care as an anesthesiologist he was granted positions on the board of directors in his group, as well as granted the position of Medical Director of Greenbaum Specialty Hospital with Honor Health.

Although difficult to leave that position, many years ago Dr. O’Connor felt a calling to do more to help patients with acute and chronic pain. He furthered his education with a fellowship in interventional pain management. Dr. O’Connor’s commitment is to a multimodal, comprehensive, compassionate, and holistic approach to increasing his patients’ quality of life and decreasing their pain so that they may enjoy life!

1993 – 1994 | Northwestern University. Evanston, Illinois
Post-Graduate Medical Training

1994 – 1997 | University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. B.S., Biology

1996 | University of the Basque Country. Bilbao, Spain

1997 – 2001 | Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago. M.D. June 2001

2001 – 2002 | Transitional Internship – Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

2002 – 2005 | Anesthesiology Residency, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center. Chicago, Illinois

2004 – 2005 | Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center

2004 – 2005 | Resident Education and Admissions Committee. Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center

2014 | Interventional Pain Management Fellowship, Arizona Pain Specialists

Current | Innovative Pain and Wellness

2014 – 2017 | Arizona Pain

2011 – 2014 | Medical Director Greenbaum Specialty Hospital, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ. Medical director of an 11 operating room surgery center with overnight stay capability

2008 – 2012 | Scottsdale Division Manager – VAC. Member of a small team of physician managers who supervise the daily operations of a busy private practice.

2008 – 2010 | VAC Board of Directors. Youngest member of the BOD for VAC and facilitated the global operations of a large private practice, including ancillary employees and a billing company.

July 2005 – 2014 | Valley Anesthesiology Consultants (VAC). VAC is a private practice of 220 clinical anesthesiologists in the Phoenix metro area.  Their case load ranges from outpatient cases to Level One trauma.

Board Certified – American Board of Anesthesiology

Board Eligible – American Board of Pain Medicine

Arizona – Active

2005 –  Present | Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists

2004 – Present | American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists

2002 – Present | American Society of Anesthesiologists

1997 – Present | American Medical Association

In my spare time I enjoy time with my American Eskimo dogs.  I also am passionate about travel, golf, scuba, Krav Maga, skiing, Iowa Hawkeye sports, and I engage in Christian missions.

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