Michael C. O‘Brien MD, FAAEM, CCEMT-P

Michael O‘Brien

Michael C. O‘Brien
MD, FAAEM, CCEMT-P

Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

Contact Information
Department of Emergency Medicine, EMS Division
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-898-6582
Fax: 888-641-2862
mco6@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

Dr. O‘Brien‘s clinical practice is split between shifts in the Emergency Department and operational medicine via field response. As the Medical Director for Erie County Homeland Security & Emergency Services, he provides medical support to local EMS, fire, and law enforcement agencies. Additionally, he regularly takes shifts as a Flight Physician with Mercy Flight of Western New York.

Dr. O‘Brien‘s research has centered around cardiac arrest outcomes and prehospital resuscitation. He and his colleagues in the EMS Division are currently working to enhance cardiac arrest survival in the City of Buffalo and its surrounding communities.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, EMS Medicine, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo, (Chief Resident 2015-16) (2016)
  • MD, Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine (2012)
  • MA, Criminology, University of Illinois (2006)
  • BS, Criminal Justice, Loyola University Chicago, Magna Cum Laude (2004)

Employment:

  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Buffalo VA Medical Center (2017-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine (2017-present)
  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Buffalo General Medical Center (2017-present)
  • Medical Director, Quality & Education, Mercy Flight of Western New York (2017-present)
  • Medical Director, Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (2017-present)
  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Oishei Children's Hospital (2017-present)
  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (2016-present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo (2013–2016)

Awards and Honors:

  • Physician of Excellence (2017)
  • Outstanding Resident Oral Research Presentation (2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

Research Expertise:

  • Disaster Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services

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Professional Memberships:

  • National Association of EMS Physicians (2014–present)
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (2013–present)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (2012–present)

Presentations:

  • "High Velocity Vascular Trauma" University at Buffalo/University of Rochester Combined Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Resuscitation of the Blunt Trauma Patient" Annual Meeting, Vietnam Society for Emergency Medicine (2016)
  • "Ultrasound Identification of Successful Endotracheal Tube Placement by Paramedics and Residents" Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (2014)

Service Activities:

  • Prehospital & Disaster Medicine Section, American College of Emergency Physicians; Councilor (2017–present)
  • Western Region Emergency Medical Advisory Committee; Chairman (2017–present)
  • Member, Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (SMART) Executive Committee; Member (2017–present)
  • EMS Committee, New York American College of Emergency Physicians; Committee Member (2016–present)

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Contact Information

Department of Emergency Medicine, EMS Division
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-898-6582
Fax: 888-641-2862
mco6@buffalo.edu

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