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John M O'Brien, MD


800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40356


  • Professor
  • Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Co-Director OMNI Service Line

College Unit(s)

Other Affiliation(s)
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Biography and Education


Jan. 1, 2011, Dr. O’Brien officially joined UK HealthCare Women’s Health Obstetrics and Gynecology as the new director of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Dr. O’Brien is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. He comes to UK HealthCare from Central Baptist Hospital where he was the director of the Perinatal Diagnostic Center for the past 16 years. During his time at Central Baptist, he chaired peer review for Obstetrics and Gynecology, was involved in the March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Steering Committee, the State of Kentucky Birth Defect Surveillance Registry Advisory Committee, and served on the board of directors of the Kentucky Perinatal Association.

After graduating from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Dr. O’Brien participated in the Wayne State University Affiliate Hospital Program where he completed his internship and residency. He went on to pursue a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

Dr. O’Brien is a member of several professional organizations. His interests include fetal diagnosis of malformations and preterm birth prevention with the use of progesterone.

Selected Publications

Pubmed Publications