Dr. Tara O’Connor

Dr. Tara O’Connor is definitely a Texan at heart. However, she first grew up traveling the country with her military family.  After stops in Hawaii, South Carolina, and Alabama (to name a few), she graduated from high school in South Texas. She then went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Nutrition. She then moved to Columbia, Missouri to pursue her dream of a career in medicine. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 2013 and moved back to Texas to start OB/Gyn residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. During her training, she was awarded the Excellence in Obstetrics and Outstanding Resident Teaching Awards. She also served as Chief Resident during her final year of training.

Dr. O’Connor joined Vernon & Waldrep OB/Gyn Associates in October 2017. She offers a wide variety of services, including routine and high-risk obstetric care, minimally gynecologic procedures (including laparoscopic surgery) and care for numerous gynecologic conditions in the office setting. She especially enjoys care of adolescents and young women, with an emphasis on contraception and preventative health. She enjoys getting to know each patient on a personal level, and always strives to provide the best individualized and patient-centered care possible. She loves following patients throughout the many phases of their lives, offering compassionate care every step of the way.

Dr. O’Connor lives with her husband, Purav, who is a cardiologist here in Dallas.  She loves sharing her live with her husband and her beautiful daughter.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, true crime podcast, spoiling her dogson (Hank), and using social media as the tool for spreading accurate and accessible women health education, Instagram – @obgynoconnor.

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