Patrick Connolly, MD, MBA, Facs
Penn Medicine


Patrick is a board-certified neurosurgeon. He has been in practice since 2004 and has worked in a variety of physician practice models. After completing a fellowship in the surgical treatment of movement disorders and epilepsy at Penn, he was appointed to the neurosurgery faculty at Temple and was residency program director there for five years. Now, at Penn again, he is working within the Penn-Virtua strategic alliance, building a neurosurgery service from the ground up, and operating across both organizations to realize the full value of the partnership. His clinical interests are operating room patient safety, the end-to-end patient experience, and management innovations to deliver value in healthcare. He and his mentor wrote the first paper on check listing in neurosurgery and he recently explored team building among surgical residents as a patient safety initiative. Patrick has a small portfolio of angel investments as well. In 2014, he earned his MBA degree in the Fox executive program.