Bradley A. Connor, M.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and he is founder and Medical Director of Travel Health Services, New York's first private travel medicine clinic. Dr. Connor is also the director of the New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, a facility devoted to teaching and research in travel and tropical medicine. His main research interests include chronic gastrointestinal disorders in returned travelers, emerging gastrointestinal pathogens, viral hepatitis, and enteric parasitic diseases. He was part of the Kathmandu, Nepal team that first described the clinical illness associated with Cyclospora infections and made subsequent contributions to the understanding of its pathogenesis, epidemiology, and treatment. Widely published in these fields, he is the co-editor of the textbook Travel Medicine, now in it's 2nd edition.
Dr. Connor is Past President of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) an organization of over 2000 physicians and allied health professionals in over 65 countries. He is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been part of the Health Information for International Travel working group in the Division of Global Migration since 1997. He is the New York City site director for GeoSentinel, the emerging infectious diseases network of the CDC and the ISTM. Dr. Connor served on the task force in Travel Medicine at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2003.
Dr. Connor has served as a consultant to the White House Medical Unit in the Clinton and Bush administrations and is an advisor in Travel Medicine for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team.
Dr. Connor received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center Hospitals in San Antonio and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College.
Dr. Connor was recently honored with a fellowship award of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA-F) and was awarded Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) FFTM, FRCPS.