Ruth S. O’Connor, MD, FAAFP


  • Wheaton College: Wheaton, IL (1973)
  • Medical College of Wisconsin: Milwaukee, WI (1977)


  • Family Medicine: Birmingham, AL (1980)

Professional Interests & Specializations:

I became board certified in family medicine in 1980. I have become recertified at regular intervals since then. My most recent recertification was in 2015.

Length of time at PUSH:

Before coming to PUSH as a staff physician in 1989, I served as a family physician in Greenville, IL.

Why do you like working at PUSH?:

I am very proud to be working for Purdue - a world class university. In order for the students to reach their full potential their health must come first, and that is why I consider it a joy to be an important link the health of students.

What is your philosophy of care?:

I view each patient as an individual. Each one deserves the best care from me. I make every effort to keep up with the latest medical knowledge. Considering that I have five children of my own, I can relate to students.

What do you like to do when you’re not at PUSH?

I love to take walks and hikes. My wonderful family and I plan our vacations around the best hiking trails. I enjoy hand bells and choir at my church. Gardening is also enjoyable for me, and my dahlias have done very well this year.

A Few Comments from Dr. O'Connor's Patients:

"Dr. Ruth O'Connor is the best."

"Dr. O'Conner is excellent. I appreciate her attention to detail, excellent medical knowledge, and kindness."

"Dr. O'Connor is wonderful."

"Dr O’Conner is very caring, listens well and takes all my past to provide great care."

"Dr. Ruth O'Conner was extremely nice and helpful. "

"Dr. O'Connor is always lovely. Thanks!"

"I am really impressed by Dr. O'Connor's service. Just talking with her made me feel a lot better. Most importantly, the medicine that she prescribed worked immediately."

"Dr. O'Connor was amazing."

"Dr. O'Connor was very sweet and helpful!"