Undergraduate Degree

  • Merrimack College , 2002 , North Andover , MA

Medical School

  • Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson Univerity , 2009 , Philadelphia , PA


  • Fletcher Allen Health Care, Univeristy of Vermont , 2010 , Burlington , VT


  • Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont , 2012 , Burlington , VT


Allergy & Immunology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA


  • Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program , 2016 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

In the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential. My passion is taking care of critically ill babies and their families in a team-centered environment, and that is why I am a neonatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. I help babies and infants with respiratory failure, congenital heart disease, prematurity, complex surgical problems, and a host of other diseases, from the common to the rare. In addition, I oversee infection control for the unit and make sure we are always doing our best to minimize the risk of hospital-acquired infections.


Dr. Amy O’Connell is a physician scientist who has clinical training in pediatrics, allergy/immunology, and neonatology. She attended medical and graduate school at what is now Jefferson University in Philadelphia and did her pediatrics residency at the University of Vermont. She has been in Boston since 2012 when she started her fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital, completing fellowships in allergy/immunology in 2014 and neonatal perinatal medicine in 2017. Her research focuses on developmental biology and neonatal immunity. The biggest focuses of the laboratory are intestinal stem cell biology and immune maturation in former preterm infants.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine