Meghan O'Brien, MD, MBE, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of San Francisco, California, and a hospital-based general internist at San Francisco General Hospital where she leverages her training in primary care, humanities, and bioethics in service of providing dignity-driven, whole-person care.
Academically, Dr. O'Brien splits her time between medical education, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine, and addiction medicine. She is a Bridges Coach for the SJV-PRIME program, teaching medical students clinical reasoning and doctoring skills, and she has been awarded four educational innovations grants to support curriculum development and educational research. Dr. O'Brien is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive workplace and learning environment and has been trained as a Community Ambassador to provide support to colleagues around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a member of Differences Matter Working Group 3 which promotes an inclusive curriculum and educational environment and co-authored the Race and Race Literacy: Toolkit and Primer for Anti-Racism.
In addition to providing clinical care and education, she also serves as a Bay Area Regional Director for the California Bridge Project. In this capacity, she works with a team to support regional hospitals in building their capacity to treat patients with opioid use disorder and connect them to ongoing care.
Dr. O'Brien is a certified bilingual provider (Spanish).