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)
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)