Meghan O'Brien, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Brown University, Providence, RIBAAmerican Studies, Race and Ethnicity
    Columbia University Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program, New York, NYPremedical
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , Philadelphia, PAMD, Master of BioethicsMedicine, Bioethics
    UCSF Primary Care General Internal Medicine Residency, San Francisco, CAInternal Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CADiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF2020Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching
    ZSFG Division of Hospital Medicine2020Outstanding Colleague
    ZSFG2020Department of Medicine Care Experience
    ZSFG Division of Hospital Medicine2022Meghan O'Brien, MD, MBE, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Fra

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    Meghan O'Brien, MD, MBE, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, 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.

    Dr. O'Brien focuses her academic time on 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, co-leads a faculty development workshops for medical educators on selecting and designing equitable curriculum, and has been trained as a Community Ambassador to provide support to colleagues around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She was member of Differences Matter Working Group 3 which worked to promote an inclusive curriculum and educational environment and co-authored the Race and Race Literacy: Toolkit and Primer for Anti-Racism. In recognition of her contributions to medical education, Dr. O’Brien was inducted into UCSF’s Academy of Medical Educators in 2022.

    In addition to her clinical and educational work, Dr. O’Brien previously served as a Bay Area Regional Director for the California Bridge Project from 2019 through 2021. In this capacity, she worked 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).

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    1. No One Size Fits All: A Qualitative Study of Clerkship Medical Students' Perceptions of Ideal Supervisor Responses to Microaggressions. Acad Med. 2021 11 01; 96(11S):S71-S80. Bullock JL, O'Brien MT, Minhas PK, Fernandez A, Lupton KL, Hauer KE. PMID: 34348373.
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    2. Readability of Patient Discharge Instructions. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 05; 37(7):1797-1798. Burns ST, Amobi N, Chen JV, O'Brien M, Haber LA. PMID: 34240287; PMCID: PMC9130361.
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    3. Shackling Ulcer: an Upper Extremity Ulcer Secondary to Handcuffs. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 07; 36(7):2146. Haber LA, O'Brien M. PMID: 33629265; PMCID: PMC8298707.
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    4. Using an Inclusive, Sex-Positive, Gender-Neutral Approach to Taking Sexual Histories. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 03 01; 180(3):469. O'Brien M. PMID: 32119045.
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    5. Minding the Gap(s): Hospitalists Experience Aspirational, Safety, and Knowledge Deficits That Prevent Them From Practicing POCUS. POCUS Journal. 2019; 2(4):POCUS Journal. Conner, S., Chia, D., Lalani, F., O’Brien, M., Anstey, J., Afshar, N., & Jensen, T. View Publication.
    6. An asystolic event after eyelid skin bupivicaine injection during chalazion surgery. J AAPOS. 2016 Feb; 20(1):75-7. Katowitz WR, O'Brien M, Kiskis E, Elliott EM. PMID: 26917079.
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    7. Finding the Balance of Less is More--Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb; 176(2):283. O'Brien M. PMID: 26830246.
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    8. An Injudicious Request--Performing a Test That Is Not Indicated. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct; 175(10):1606-7. O'Brien M. PMID: 26301792.
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    9. Return visits to the emergency department: the patient perspective. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 65(4):377-386.e3. Rising KL, Padrez KA, O'Brien M, Hollander JE, Carr BG, Shea JA. PMID: 25193597.
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    10. Who's at the table? Moral obligations to equal-priority surrogates in clinical ethics consultations. J Clin Ethics. 2014; 25(4):273-80. O'Brien M, Fiester A. PMID: 25517563.
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    11. A basic needs assessment of Kenyan health care practitioners' training and ability in providing resuscitation management for patients in Mbagathi Hospital, Nairobi. J Clin Anesth. 2013 Aug; 25(5):388-392. Thaler A, Dunlevy H, Cohn J, Speck R, O'Brien M, McCunn M. PMID: 23965195.
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