John M. O'Brien Jr., MD

Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fellowship Director

Clinical interests

  • Birthing Center

John M. O'Brien Jr., MD

Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fellowship Director

Biography

My name is John O’Brien; I received my medical degree from Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit. I completed a fellowship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

I am board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

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Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

Degree
Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit

Residency
Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit

Fellowship
University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
Suite 140
125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508-2678



Obstetrics and Gynecology

Polk-Dalton Clinic
217 Elm Tree Lane
Lexington KY 40507-2117

Call 859-257-8801
Fax 859-257-7322

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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. O'Brien JM.
    Can history repeat itself? Improved assessment of the best biomarker is the first step.
    BJOG. 2016 May;123(6):885.
  2. O'Brien JM, Lewis DF.
    Prevention of preterm birth with vaginal progesterone or 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate: a critical examination of efficacy and safety.
    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jan;214(1):45-56.
  3. O'Brien JM.
    Progestogen safety in multiple gestations: application of the Bradford Hill criteria.
    BJOG. 2015 Apr;122(5):610-4.
  4. Pearce CF, Lain K, Hansen WF, Curry T, O'Brien JM.
    The use of digital peripheral artery tonometry to detect endothelial dysfunction in pregnant women who smoke.
    Am J Perinatol. 2014 Feb;31(2):113-8.
  5. O'Brien JM.
    Medication safety is still an issue in obstetrics 50 years after the Kefauver-Harris amendments: the case of progestogens.
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep;42(3):247-53.

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A small miracle: team effort helps UK nurses and their high-risk baby beat odds

Natasha and Alan Hendren led a quiet life. The young couple met seven years ago working at UK Good Samaritan Hospital. They married five years ago, worked, went to school – Natasha, now 29 and an RN, to finish her bachelor’s degree, and Alan, 28, and a nursing tech, to earn nursing degree. Beyond work, they mostly kept to themselves.

“We used to joke that if we wanted to have a party, who would we invite?” said Natasha. 

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