Click to PrintIncrease text sizeDecrease text size

Find a Doctor

  • Stephen OConnell

    Stephen OConnell, MD

    • Harry & Diane Rinker Bldg.
    • 39000 Bob Hope Dr.
    • Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    • (760) 568-2684
    • 45280 Seeley Dr., 2nd Fl
    • La Quinta CA 92253
  • View Physician Profile
  • “Helping people regain function or relieve pain so they can get back to their work or favorite activity is what I enjoy about surgery of the hand and shoulder.”

     

    Stephen J. O’Connell, MD is a fellowship-trained, Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, wrist and shoulder. He joined Desert Orthopedic Center in 1988 to establish and direct the Center’s hand and upper extremity program.

     

    A native of our nation’s capital, Dr. O’Connell grew up in the Maryland suburbs. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He returned to Maryland for medical school and earned his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he also served his internship and residency. Dr. O’Connell then completed a fellowship at the renowned Indiana Center for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity in Indianapolis. He also received an added qualification in hand surgery from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

     

    Dr. O’Connell is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Riverside County Medical Association, as well as the Indiana Hand Society and the University of Maryland Surgical Society.

     

    Dr. O’Connell actively lectures to the medical community on surgical techniques and to the public on topics of interest in orthopedics.

     

    He has a particular interest in arthroscopic rotator cuff and stabilization surgery of the shoulder, fracture of the wrist and hand, and soft tissue reconstruction of the hand and wrist.

     

    • Professional Details
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Hand Surgery
        • English
      • English
    • 26
    • 26
    • YES
    • Professional Education
      • Yale University School of Medicine
      • University of Maryland School of Medicine
      • University of Maryland School of Medicine
      • University of Maryland School of Medicine
      • St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis
    • Board Certification
        • National Com on Certif of Physician Assistants
      • American Board of Ortho Surgery - Hand Surgery
      • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Publication Date: July 25, 2014
  • Physician Assistant to Dr. Stephen OConnell

  • Andrew Allen

    Andrew C Allen, PA

    • Harry & Diane Rinker Bldg.
    • 39000 Bob Hope Dr.
    • Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    • (760) 568-2684
    • 45280 Seeley Dr
    • 2nd Fl.
    • La Quinta CA 92253
    • (760) 568-2684
  • “It’s a great opportunity to work as a physician assistant with a doctor who allows you to maximize your skills and develop the subtle nuances of treating a patient.”

    Andrew Allen, M.M.Sc., PA-C joined Desert Orthopedic Center in 2004 after receiving a Master of Medical Science from the Yale University School of Medicine in 2003.

    A native of Ohio, Andy achieved the basis of his medical expertise as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy from 1991 to 1996.

    After leaving the service, Andy attended the University of Southern California where he received a bachelor’s degree in gerontology in 2001. He then attended Yale. He earned academic honors at both USC and Yale and augmented his academic efforts with volunteer work and internships in medicine. Andy is a certified physician assistant and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery and Affiliate Society for Surgery of the Hand.
    • Professional Details
      • Orthopedic Surgery
          • English
        • English
      • English
    • 26
    • 10
    • YES
    • Professional Education
      • Yale University School of Medicine
      • University of Maryland School of Medicine
      • Yale University School of Medicine
      • University of Maryland School of Medicine
      • University of Maryland School of Medicine
      • St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis
    • Board Certification
          • National Com on Certif of Physician Assistants
        • American Board of Ortho Surgery - Hand Surgery
        • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
      • National Com on Certif of Physician Assistants
    • Publication Date: July 25, 2014