Coffee & Conversations - From Colorectal Surgeon to Police Surgeon: The Impact of the First Black Female Colorectal Surgeon for the NYPD

Date: December 14, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)
Moderator: ASCRS President Matthew Mutch, MD
Speakers: Lynn O’ Connor, MD

This conversation features our very own Dr. Lynn O'Connor who was recently given the honor of being the first African-American woman police surgeon for the NYPD.

Untitled-design-(25).pngPresident: Matthew G. Mutch, MD 
Dr. Matthew Mutch is the current Chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, MO.  He completed his colorectal surgery fellowship at Lahey Clinic. He currently serves on the ASCRS Executive Committee and Research Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Mutch is a board member of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and is an associate editor for Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.   

Untitled-design-(26).pngLynn O’ Connor, MD
Dr. Lynn O’Connor, MD MPH FACS FASCRS is the Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery of New York and the Section Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Mercy Medical Center in New York. She is the newly appointed first black female colorectal surgeon for the New York City Police Department.

Dr. O'Connor is a sought after speaker lecturing nationally on advanced techniques related to minimally invasive colorectal surgery, colon cancer screening and colorectal health. She has not only excelled in academia, but garnered many honors and awards throughout the years, making her an influential leader in colorectal medicine. She has been featured on many media outlets including: NBC News, Sirius/XM, and Men's Health Magazine.

Dr. O'Connor is a respected surgeon with a mission to provide patients with the foremost treatment, technology and information related to preventive public health issues and colon and rectal health. She is outspoken about declining health patterns due to lack of exercise, rising obesity and the increase in colon cancer rates among young adults.  She has received several awards including: Most Outstanding Achievement Award in Research from Union Memorial Hospital, the Florence Griffith Freedman Award for Cancer Research from Temple University and Top Doctor in Huntington, NY.

No registration required. This episode of Coffee & Conversations will be available on our YouTube channel on December 14, 2023.