Theodore X. O’Connell, M.D., is the Founding Program Director of the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. O’Connell is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. O’Connell is a prolific author, and has published numerous journal articles, textbook chapters, textbooks, and editorials, including Crush Step 1, Crush Step 2, Crush Step 3, Instant Work-Ups, USMLE Step 2 Secrets, and USMLE Step 3 Secrets.
Dr. O’Connell earned his MD from UCLA School of Medicine and completed his residency at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He has won numerous awards and recognitions, including: Physicians’ Exceptional Contribution Award, the highest physician honor given by the Southern California Permanente Medical Group; the Physician Recognition Award 2007, 2005, 2004, and 2003; the Family Medicine Physician of the Year; and the Annual Teaching Award from the Woodland Hills Family Medicine Residency Program, among many others.