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Barbara Jane O'Brien, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Instructor, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2008 St George's University School of Medicine, Greneda, West Indies, MD, Magna Cum Laude, Medicine
2001 Tulane University, Newcomb College, New Orleans, LA, BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Art History

Postgraduate Training

7/2012-2/2014 Clinical Fellowship, Neuro-Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2/2011 Visiting Residency, Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
7/2009-6/2012 Clinical Residency, Neurology, University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital, Farmington, CT
6/2008-6/2009 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
9/2002-5/2003 Post-Baccalaureate, Pre-Medical Program, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Board Certifications

9/2012 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

EPIC Electronic Health Record Officer, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 4/2014-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Coordinator, Journal Club Series, 7/2013-present

Selected Publications

Invited Articles

1. O’Brien BJ, Colen R. Post-treatment Imaging Changes in Primary Brain Tumors. Current Oncology Reports. In Press.

Abstracts

1. O’Brien BJ, Mandel JJ, Tummala S, de Groot JF. Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus in Cancer Patients with Altered Mental Status. Journal of Clinical Oncology 32 (#e13028), 6/2014.
2. Hamza MA, O’Brien BJ, Mandel JJ, de Groot JF. Survival Outcomes of Patients with Recurrent Anaplastic Glioma Treated with Bevacizumab. Neuro-Oncology 15(iii):98-135 (#NO-051), 11/2013.

Book Chapters

1. Weathers SP, O’Brien BJ, Yung WK, de Groot JF. Chapter 19:Targeted Therapy in Solid Tumors: Brain. In: Targeted Therapy in Cancer. Wiley. In Press.
2. O’Brien BJ, Gilbert MR. Primary Brain Tumors. In: Expert Clinical Perspectives. Ed(s) Markman M , Abutalib S. Wiley-Blackwell Health Sciences. In Press.
3. O’Brien BJ, Yung WK, de Groot JF. Small-molecule-based Therapies. In: Essentials of Neuro-oncology, 3rd. Ed(s) Berger, MS and Bernstein, M. Theme. In Press.

Last updated: 6/18/2014