University of Oklahoma College of Medicine -- Doctor of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center -- Internship
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center -- Residency
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York Orthopaedic Hospital -- Fellowship Shoulder Surgery
Mayo Clinic -- Visiting Clinician Program, Elbow Surgery
Head Team Physician for the Carolina Panthers
Team Physician for the 2006 NFL Pro-Bowl
Team Physician for the 2014 NFL Pro-Bowl
Head Team Physician for the The Charlotte Knights
Head Team Physician for Joe Gibbs Racing Inc.
Head Team Physician Michael Waltrip Racing
Head Team Physician for Providence Day School
Editorial Board/Consultant for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Editorial Board/Consultant for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Editorial Board/Consultant for The American Journal of Sports Medicine
Clinical Faculty, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery / Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Clinical Faculty, Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Carolinas Medical Center
Attending Physician, OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine / Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship Program, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC
OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI)
Board of Directors, 2002 – present
Chairman of the Board, 2002 – 2009
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), Recertified 1/2009 – 12/2018
ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 11/2007 – 12/2017
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), Part II July 16, 1998
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), Part I July 14, 1995
Specializes in all aspects of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Specializes in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Knee Surgery
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Dr. Connor's expertise has been vital in the evolution of surgical techniques for things such as hamstring ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, elbow arthroscopy, and shoulder and elbow replacement surgery
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
Research Committee, 2008 - present
The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
National Football League Physicians Society (NFLPS)
President, 2009 – 2011
President Elect, 2007 – 2009
Executive Committee, 2006 – present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Fellow
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA)
North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)
Mecklenburg County Medical Society (MCMS)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA)
Charlotte Sports Commission
The Charlotte Executive Club
Named a 2016 Top Doctor - Charlotte Magazine
Business NC Magazine’s Top Doctors 2015
Named a 2014 Top Doctor- Charlotte Business Journal
Top Doctors, US News & World Report, 2012 – 2013
Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2013, Charlotte Magazine, July 2013
Best Doctor’s in America 2013, BestDoctors.com, July 2013
Patient’s Choice Award 2012, AmericanRegistry.com, July 2013
Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2012, Charlotte Magazine, July 2012
Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2011, Charlotte Magazine, July 2011
Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2010, Charlotte Magazine, July 2010
Top Doctors 2009, Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors in the Business North Carolina Magazine, 2009
Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2008, Charlotte Magazine, July 2008
Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2007, Charlotte Magazine, July 2007
North Carolina’s Best Doctors 2007, Business North Carolina Magazine, July 2007
Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2006, Charlotte Magazine, July 2006
America’s Top Surgeons 2006, Consumers’ Research Council of America, July 2006
Honorary Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, 2005
Physicians’ Advisory Board of North Carolina, a Congressional Appointment by Congressman Tom Reynolds, Chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2004 - 2005
Community Award of Excellence, Arthritis Foundation of the Carolinas, 2001
Recipient of the Basil M. Boyd, M.D. Memorial Resident Lecture Series Award, 1995.
Alpha Omega Alpha, Junior Year Selection, 1989
Vice President of Medical School Class, 1987-1990
Dr. Frank L. Flack and Jessie Gordon Flack Scholarship, 1988
Robert M. O'Neal Award for Excellence in Systemic Pathology, 1988
Dr. A.R. Wiley Scholarship, 1987
All-American Men’s Tennis, Oklahoma State University, 1986
All-Big 8 Conference Academic Team, Oklahoma State University, 1986
Ike Groce Memorial Big 8 Conference Sportsmanship Award, Men's Tennis, 1986
National Dean's List for College Undergraduates, 1986
Dean's Honor Roll, Oklahoma State University, 1985-1986
Dean's Honor Roll, The University of Tulsa, 1983-1984
Outstanding Student Leader, The University of Tulsa, 1983-1984
University Scholar, The University of Tulsa, 1982
Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Freshmen, The University of Tulsa, 1981
Allen B. Stowe National Junior Tennis Championship Sportsmanship Award, 1981
Oklahoma State High School Tennis Championships All-Decade Team, 1980’s
Four-time Oklahoma State High School Singles Tennis Champion (1978-1981)
Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig, M, Peindl RD, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE. Biomechanical comparison of four tibial hamstring tendon fixation devices for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Submitted to American Journal of Sports Medicine for publication August 2010.
Scannell B, Loeffler B, Hoenig M, Peindl R, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE: Biomechanical comparison of five femoral hamstring tendon fixation devices for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Manuscript preparation in progress.
Bahk, MS, Kuhn, JE, Galatz, LM, Connor, PM, William, GR. Acromioclavicular and Sternoclavicular Injuries and Clavicular, Glenoid and Scapular Fractures. In: O’Connor, ML, Egol, KA (eds): Instructional Course Lectures, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Vol 59, 209-226, 2010.
Hamid, N, Ashraf, N, Bosse, J, Connor, P, Kellam, J, Sims, S, Stull, D, Jeray, K, Hymes, R, Lowe, T. Radiation therapy for heterotopic ossification prophylaxis acutely after elbow trauma. Manuscript submitted for publication, JBJS.
Hamid, N, D’Alessandro, DF, Connor, PM, Fleischli, J. Fracture of the acromion after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Accepted for publication in The American Journal of Orthopedics.
Loeffler, B., Brown, SL, D’Alessandro, DF, Fleischli, JM, Connor PM.. Increased incidence of false positive MRI’s for RCT in patients with adhesive capsulitis. Manuscript submitted for publication, Arthroscopy.
Hoenig M, Loeffler B, Brown S, Peindl R, Fleischli J, Connor P, Fleischli J, D’Alessandro D. Reverse glenoid component fixation: is a posterior screw necessary? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010; 19 (4):544-9.
Morgan, R, Hoenig, M, Bankston, L, Connor, PM. Evolving management of middle-third clavicle fractures in the National Football League. Am J Sports Med. October 2010 38 2092-2096.
Morgan RJ, Starman, JS, Habet NA, Peindl RD, Bankston, SL, Jr, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli, JE. A biomechanical evaluation of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction using a novel technique for ulnar-sided fixation. Am J Sports Med. 2010; 38(7):1448-55.
Bahk MS, Kuhn JE, Galatz LM, Connor PM, Williams GR Jr. Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular injuries, clavicle, glenoid and scapula fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009. 91 (10): 2492-510.
Petronis, S. Cuff Tear Arthropathy: A Discussion with Patrick M. Connor, M.D. Zimmer, ORTHOedge, Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2007.
Siffri PC, Peindl RD, Coley ER, Norton JH, Connor PM, Kellam JF, “Biomechanical analysis of blade plate versus locking plate fixation for a proximal humerus fracture: Comparison using cadaveric and synthetic humeri”, J Orthop Trauma, Vol. 28 (8), pp 547-554, 2006.
Connor PM, Kuremsky MA, D’Alessandro DF. Complications of shoulder arthroscopy, in Blaine TA (ed) Shoulder Arthroscopy (Monograph). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 93–105, 2006.
Kuremsky MA, Tan S, Tyson A, Connor PM. Arthroscopic decompression of spinoglenoid notch ganglion cysts causing suprascapular neuropathy. Manuscript submitted for publication, Arthroscopy Accepted pending revisions