Joan O'Brien, MD, Ophthalmology, Philadelphia, PA, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

JoanMO'BrienMD

Ophthalmology Philadelphia, PA

Ocular Oncology

Professor, Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Office Address

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear InfirmaryMassachusetts Eye & Ear InfirmaryResidency
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterFellowship
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterInternship
  • Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthGeisel School of Medicine at DartmouthMedical School
  • Other Training

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License 2009 - 2016
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License 1992 - 2016
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly
  • Member Institute of Medicine, 2013
  • Women in Ophthalmology Suzanne Veronneau-Troutman Award for Mentoring American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

  • Journal Articles
  • Saliva DNA quality and genotyping efficiency in a predominantly elderly population  Gudiseva H, Hansen M, Gutierrez L, Collins DW, He J, Verkuil L, Danford I, Sagaser A, Bowman A, Salowe R, Sankar P, Miller-Ellis E, Lehman A, O’Brien JM, BMC Genomics
  • Risk factors associated with progression to blindness from primary open-angle glaucoma in an African-American population  Pleet A, Sulewski M, Salowe R, Fertig R, Salinas J, Rhodes A, Merritt W, Natesh V, Huang J, Gudiseva HV, Collins DW, Chavali VR, Tapino P, Lehman A, Regina-Gigiliotti ..., Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 2016
  • The Primary Open-Angle African-American Glaucoma Genetics (POAAGG) Study: Baseline Demographics  Charlson ES, Sankar PS, Miller-Ellis E, Regina M, Fertig R, Salinas J, Pistilli M, Salowe RJ, Rhodes AL, Merritt WT, Chua M, Trachtman BT, Gudiseva HV, Collins DW, Cha..., Ophthalmology, 1/1/2015
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  • Books/Book Chapters
  • Retinoblastoma  
    O'Brien J & Gombos D
    Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
    Edition 2nd,2014
  • The Scheie Eye Institute's Best Practices of Ophthalmology Chapter: Intraocular Lymphoma 
    O'Brien, Joan
    Oaskstone Publishing
    2013
  • The Scheie Eye Institute's Best Practices of Ophthalmology Chapter: Ocular Melanoma 
    O'Brien, Joan
    Oaskstone Publishing
    2013
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  • Abstracts/Posters
  • Characteristics of Patients from Two Types of Glaucoma Screening Events to Identify African Americans for the Primary Open-Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics Study O'Keefe L, Maguire M, Miller-Ellis E, Sankar P, Lehman A, Murphy W, Henderer J, Salowe R, O'Brien JM, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology(ARVO) 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 5/2016
  • The Primary Open-Angle African-American Glaucoma Genetics (POAAGG) Study: Updated Baseline Demographics O'Brien JM, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 1/1/2015
  • Updated Baseline Demographics Ying Zheng, Jen-Chih Hsieh, Arben Nace, Gang Ma, Mikhail Geyfman, Ken Washenik, Dave Collins, Harini Gudiseva, Joan O'Brien and George Cotsarelis, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 1/1/2015
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  • Lectures
  • Ocular Genetics Mayo Clinic - 2/17/2016
  • Retinoblastoma: Clinical Management and Underlying Genetics Mayo Clinic - 2/16/2016
  • Conjunctival Malignancies USC Keck School of Medicine, CA - 1/16/2016
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  • Other
  • Retinoblastoma Kaiser PK, Scott IU, O'Brien JM, Murray TG, National Retinoblastoma Research & Support Foundation. Digital J Ophthalmol
  • Intraocular Lymphoma: The Scheie Eye Institute's Best Practices of Ophthalmology O'Brien JM, Oakstone Publishing
    1/1/2013
  • Ocular Melanoma: The Scheie Eye Institute's Best Practices of Ophthalmology O'Brien JM, Oakstone Publishing
    1/1/2013
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Press Mentions

Grant Support

  • Primary Open Angle African-American Glaucoma Genetics (POAAGG)National Eye Institute2014 - 2014
  • Improved Ophthalmic Care For Retinoblastoma PatientsNational Eye Institute2002 - 2007

Committees

  • Member, Veterans Hospital of Philadelphia and UPenn Academic Partnership council 2014 - Present
  • Member, Committee 5-year Review of Chair, University of Virginia 2014 - Present
  • Member, Special Advisory Committee for Research to Prevent Blindness 2013 - Present
  • Member, Search Committee to identify Vice Dean, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion 2012 - Present
  • Member, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, Academic Governance and Steering Committee 2011 - Present
  • Member, Clinical Practices of the University (CPUP) Finance Committee 2011 - Present
  • Ad hoc Memebr, Perioperative Subcommittee 2011 - Present
  • Member, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania Malpractice Review Committee 2011 - Present
  • Member, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Committee(PVAMC) 2010 - Present
  • Member, The Standing Committee of Department Chairs and Directors of Centers and Institutes 2010 - Present
  • Member, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) Medical Board 2010 - Present
  • Member, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP) Board of Directors 2010 - Present
  • Ad hoc Member, Critical Care Committee 2010 - Present
  • Ad hoc Member, Patient Safety Committee 2010 - Present
  • Member, Presbyterian Medical Executive Committee 2010 - Present
  • Member, Presbyterian Operating Room Committee 2010 - Present
  • Director, Scheie Renovations Committee 2010 - Present
  • Member, Biobanking Steering and Governance Committee 2010 - Present
  • Member, Abramson Cancer Center 2010 - Present
  • Member, Pigmented tumor SPORE Planning Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Member, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP) Agenda Subcommittee 2010 - 2012
  • Member, Radnor Oversight Committee 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania(CPUP) Executive Committee Meeting 2010 - 2011

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - AAOFellow
  • Global Genes ProjectMember
  • National Alliance for Eye and Vision ResearchMember
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)Member
  • Institute of MedicineMember/Section Liaison
  • Faster Cures, A Center of The Milken InstituteMember
  • NCI Study CommitteeMember
  • National Association of Professional WomenMember
  • National Eye Institute, eyeGENE Steering CommitteeMember
  • Ophthalmic Women LeardersMember
  • Doris Duke FoundationMember

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