Kevin O’Connor MD, is the name of the newly appointed White House physician, who will replace Dr. Sean Conley.
In a role that generated controversy under former President Donald Trump, Biden has decided to appoint O’Connor, his own primary care physician to the top role. A move that makes a lot of sense, just not when he’s been at the White House before.
So who is the new physician to the president in the White House; glad you asked.
When it comes to his credentials, Dr. Kevin O’Connor truly shines. Dr. O’Connor earned his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J.
He is an osteopathic physician and U.S. Army veteran who has been Biden’s primary care physician since 2009.
This means they have known each other since Biden’ early stages as vice president in the Obama administration. This also means, Kevin O’Connor has been in charge of providing primary care for Biden and the second family; he’s the man who has been looking after them whether at home or wherever they needed to go.
This is not O’Connor’s first rodeo at the White House. Prior to Biden, he served under the Bush-Cheney administration as a White House physician from 2006-2009. He was supposed to leave the White House after three years, but Biden asked him to stay.
He spent over two decades, 22 years to be exact, as a physician in the Army. He also completed U.S. Army flight surgeon training and was designated a master flight surgeon in 2010.
During the process he made several tours of duty with the 82nd Airborne Division, 75th Ranger Regiment, and U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He was deployed on numerous combat rotations in countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia. During that time, he visited over 70 countries.
O’Connor retired from military service in 2017 however, he has remained in his role as Biden’s physician.
As you may imagine, he’s been the recipient of numerous honors such as the Combat Medic Badge.
Following his retirement from the Army, Dr. Kevin O’Connor has been the director of executive medicine at George Washington University.
Furthermore, he also serves as medical director of international and diplomatic affairs at George Washington University Hospital and associate professor of medicine and senior medical advisor for the health sciences programs at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
We see that Dr. Kevin O’Connor definitely has what it takes and is more than qualified for the role, however experts say the pay is not that good and the job is quite tiring. Wouldn’t the missus mind?
It appears if there is a Mrs. Dr. Kevin O’Connor she doesn’t. The doctor keeps his private life very private and unfortunately there’s no sign of a wife at the moment. His current status remains unclear.