University of Pennsylvania Health System

Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Joan M O'Brien, M.D.

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William F. Norris and George E. de Schweinitz Professor of Ophthalmology
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Scheie Eye Institute
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Scheie Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 1979.
MD
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 1986.
Post-Graduate Training
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Studies, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1980-1982.
Internal Medicine Internship, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, 1986-1987.
Post Doctoral Fellow in Immunology (Rheumatology and Uveitis), Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, 1987-1988.
Research Fellow, Internal Medicine (Rheumatology) , Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1987-1988.
Clinical Fellow, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1987-1988.
Research Fellow Ophthalmic Pathology, Howe Laboratory, Harvard, Whitehead Institute, Mass Institute of Technology, and Cancer Research Center, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1988-1989.
Clinical Fellow Ophthalmic Pathology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, 1988-1989.
Clinical Fellow Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1988-1992.
Resident, Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, 1989-1992.
Fellow, Ocular Oncology, Plastics and Orbital Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1992-1993.
Certifications
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987.
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1996.
Diplomate, Re-certification American Board of Ophthalmology, 2006.
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Selected Publications

Collins DW, Gudiseva H, Trachtman B, Jerrehian M, Gorry T, Merritt WT, Rhodes A, Sankar Prithvi, Regina M, Miller-Ellis E, O'Brien JM.: Mitochondrial Sequence Variation in African-American Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients. PLOS One 8(10), October 2013.

Shah D, Huang J, Ying G, Pietrobon R, O'Brien J: Trends in Female Representation in Published Ophthalmology Literature from 2000-2009. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology 19(4), September 2013.

Sachidanandam R, Krishnakumar S, Gopal L, O'Brien JM, Khetan V, Sen P.: Full-field electroretinography under general anesthesia in retinoblastoma. Doc Ophthalmol 126(2), January 2013.

Bejjani A, Choi M, Cassidy L, Collins D, O'Brien J, Murray T, Ksander B, Seigel G.: RB116: An RB+ retioblastoma cell line expressing primitive markers. Molecular Vision 2012 18: 2805-2813, November 2012.

Rauschecker AM, Patel CV, Yeom KW, Eisenhut CA, Gawande RS, O'Brien JM, Ebrahimi KB, Daldrup-Link HE: High-resolution MR imaging of the orbit in patients with retinoblastoma. Radiographics 32(5), October 2012.

Khurana A, Eisenhut CA, Wenshua W, Ebrahimi K, Patel C, O'Brien JM, Yeom K, Daldrup-Link H: Comparison of the Diagnostic Value of MR Imaging and Ophthalmoscopy for the Staging of Retinoblastoma. European Society of Radiology October 2012.

Shields C, Ganguly A, O'Brien J, Sato T, Shields J: Uveal Melanoma Trapped in the Temple of Doom. American Journal of Ophthalmology. Elsevier, 154: 219-221, August 2012.

Zheng Y, VanderBeek B, Xiao R, Daniel E, Stambolian D, Maguire M, O'Brien J, Gee J: Retrospective illumination correction of retinal fundus images from gradient distribution sparsity. Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2012 9th IEEE International Symposium on IEEE. Page: 972-975, May 2012.

Sachdeva U, O'Brien J: Understanding pRb: toward the necessary development of targeted treatments for retinoblastoma. Journal of Clinical Investigation 122(2): 425-434, February 2012.

Weiduwitlt MJ, Valles F, Issa S, Behler CM, Hwang J, McDermott M, Treseler P, O'Brien J, Shuman MA, Cha S, Damon LE, Rubenstein JL.: Immunochemotherapy with Intensive Consolidation for Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma: A Pilot Study and Prognostic Assessment by Diffusion-Weighted MRI. Clinical Cancer Research 18(4): 46-55, February 2012.

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