Keck School Faculty

Casey O'Connell, MD
Casey O'Connell, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Lawrence and Janice Kelly Chair in Hematology;Medical Director for Anticoagulation Services for LAC+USC;Director, Gehr Cures: Myeloid Malignancy Program of USC
Medicine
1441 Eastlake Ave. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Casey O’Connell is an Associate Professor in the Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC). She did her undergraduate work at Stanford University and completed her medical degree with distinction at the George Washington School of Medicine. She began her career as a clinical researcher at USC’s Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in the area of cancer-related thrombosis by describing the clinical significance of incidental pulmonary embolism identified on routine cancer staging CT scans. Her original work in this area was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and brought this clinical entity to the attention of oncologists worldwide. Dr. O’Connell’s background in cancer-related thrombosis has generated a focused interest in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs), which include Polycythemia Vera, Essential Thrombocytosis and Myelofibrosis. In addition to leading clinical treatment trials for patients with these malignancies, she pursues translational research seeking to discover how they induce arterial and venous thrombosis. The MPNs and Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are malignant hematopoietic disorders with pleiotropic clinical manifestations. Dr. O’Connell is interested in optimizing the role of epigenetic therapy in these pre-leukemic conditions that can lead to acute myeloid leukemia.

As director of the new GEHR CURES Myeloid Malignancy Program, Dr. O’Connell is focused on optimizing therapies and on novel ways to intervene earlier to prevent progression of these disorders. Dr. O’Connell is proudest of her accolades for patient care in Southern California and for teaching at the Keck School of Medicine, where she is the Director of the Year II Hematology Course.

LAC+USC Medical Center: Medical Staff Leadership Recognition Award, 2013

Keck School of Medicine: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2013

LAC+USC Medical Center: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2013

Keck School of Medicine: Master Teacher Distinction, 2013

Keck School of Medicine : Outstanding Year I Teaching Award, 2012-2013

Keck School of Medicine : Ooops. Something went wrong., 2012-2013

Keck School of Medicine: Best Year I System, 2011-2012

Keck School of Medicine: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2011-2012

Keck School of Medicine : Ooops. Something went wrong., 2008-2009

Keck School of Medicine : Outstanding Year I Teaching Award, 2008-2009

Division of Hematology, USC: Fellow Research Award, 2006-2007

Division of Hematology, USC: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2006-2007

Division of Hematology, USC: Fellow Teaching Award, 2004-2005

Division of Hematology, USC: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2004-2005

USC Department of Medicine: Brautbar Teaching Award, 2003-2004

USC Department of Medicine: Senior Resident of the Year, 2003-2004

USC Department of Medicine: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2003-2004

Keck School of Medicine: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2003

Keck School of Medicine: Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, 2003

George Washington University Department of Medicine: Jorge C. Rios Award in Internal Medicine, 2001

George Washington University Department of Medicine: Ooops. Something went wrong., 2001

: Ooops. Something went wrong., 1999

: Laszlo M Tauber Scholarship, 1999

George Washington University School of Medicine: Ooops. Something went wrong., 1998

George Washington University School of Medicine: William Beaumont Medical Research Honor Society, 1998

Unsuspected pulmonary emboli adversely impact survival in patients with cancer undergoing routine staging multi-row detector computed tomography scanning J Thromb Haemost. 2011 Feb; 9(2):305-11. . View in PubMed

Managing cancer-related venous thromboembolic disease: low-molecular-weight heparins and beyond Expert Rev Hematol. 2008 Dec; 1(2):175-82. . View in PubMed

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