Dr. O’Brien completed his medical school and five year orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas. During medical school he experienced surgery from the patient’s perspective undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction of his knee. He was fortunate to have been operated on and subsequently mentored by one of the true pioneers of modern day knee reconstructive surgery, Charles Henning, MD. Dr. Henning also was an innovator in the prevention of knee injuries. Pediatric orthopedics is one subspecialty interest of Dr. O’Brien, especially pediatric trauma and fractures. He completed six months of residency at The Childrens’ Hospital in Denver, Colorado under the directorship of Robert Eilert, MD where he studied a potentially serious type of children’s elbow fracture and developed methods for surgeons to minimize permanent deformity.
Field of Study
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Children's Hospital, Denver, CO
Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Wichita, KS