Dr. O’Connell grew up in Marshall, Michigan. He and his wife have two children. They enjoy hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding.
Specializations & Membership
Dr. O’Connell specializes in the treatment of digestive disorders, with a clinical interest in diseases of the esophagus, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, and achalasia. As part of his practice, he performs upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and capsule endoscopy. Dr. O’Connell is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Medical Association.
Education & Fellowship
He completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. After college, Dr. O’Connell spent two years living in Chile, working for the Fundación Patagonia Sur. He then attended the University of California – San Francisco for medical school and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina. His fellowship in Gastroenterology was at Duke University.