Meghan O'Brien, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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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

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    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).

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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