Nicole F. O'Brien, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Nicole F. O'Brien, MD

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Contact Information

Critical Care
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3435
FX: (614) 722-3443

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus

Biography

Nicole F. O’Brien, MD, is a Critical Care physician and director of the Global Health Certificate Program at Nationwide Children’s. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine for The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. O’Brien earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at Ohio Northern University and attended medical school at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. She completed her residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. O’Brien is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and Christian Medical and Dental Association. Her research interests include traumatic brain injury and neurologic injury on extra-corporeal life support.

Dr. O’Brien is a 2015 Fulbright Africa Regional Research Program Award recipient. She will be abroad September - January 2015 and 2016 working with the Kinshasa School of Public Health in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on her research entitled, “The epidemiology of acute neurologic illness and injury in children in urban and rural Democratic Republic of the Congo.” While abroad, O’Brien will work with Congolese colleagues to evaluate the incidence, clinical characteristics, treatment approaches and outcomes of children suffering acute neurological illness or injury in both urban and rural Democratic Republic of the Congo. Improved understanding of these epidemiological characteristics is necessary to allow optimal use of limited resources for the region’s children.

She is also President and CEO of non-profit, Restore Elikia, which works to provide sustainable orphan care and community development by the provision of clean water, food, education and medical care in a remote region of the Congo.

Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
    Date Completed: 06/07/2002

Residency

  • University of California San Diego Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006

Fellowship

  • University of California San Diego Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2009

Department:

  • Pediatrics

Section:

  • Critical Care

Specialty:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/15/2009

Publications

  • O'Brien N. 2015. Anterior and posterior cerebral blood flow velocities in critically ill, mechanically ventilated, sedated children.  Childs Nerv Syst. Vol. 1, no. August: e1.
  • O’Brien N, Reuter-Rice K, Maa, T. 2015. Non-invasive screening for intracranial hypertension in children with acute severe traumatic brain injury.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. Vol. 3, no. July: 1-6.
  • Hungerford JL, O'Brien NF, Tobias J. 2015. Sedation for Children with Moderate To Severe TBI: Remifentanil. In Pediatric Academic Societies'
  • O’Brien NF, Maa T, Yeates KO. 2015. The Epidemiology of Vasospasm in Children With Moderate-to-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.  Critical Care Medicine. Vol. 43, no. 3. (March): 674-685.
  • O'Brien, NF; Maa, T; Yeates, KO. 2015. The Epidemiology of Vasospasm in Children With Moderate-to-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury*.  Critical Care Medicine. Vol. 43, no. 3. (March): 674-685.
  • Washam MC, Koranyi KI, O'Brien NF. 2015. Imported pediatric malaria.  Clinical Pediatrics. Vol. 54, no. 3. (March): 286-289.
  • Washam, MC; Koranyi, KI; O'Brien, NF. 2015. Imported Pediatric Malaria.  CLIN PEDIATR. Vol. 54, no. 3. (February): 286-9.
  • Hungerford J, Tobias J, O'Brien, N. 2014. Sedation for children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: remifentanil. In Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • O'Brien NF, Maa T, Yeates KO. 2014. The Epidemiology of Vasospasm in Children With Moderate-to-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.  Critical Care Medicine. Vol. 43, no. 3. (December): 674-85.
  • Hungerford,James; Tobias,Joseph; O'Brien,Nicole. 2014. SEDATION FOR CHILDREN WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE TBI: REMIFENTANIL.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 42, no. 12. (December): e1.
  • Becknell, B; Smoyer, WE; O'Brien, NF. 2014. Hemodialysis for Near-Fatal Sodium Phosphate Toxicity in a Child Receiving Sodium Phosphate Enemas.  PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE. Vol. 30, no. 11. (November): 814-817.
  • Chung, M, O'Brien N. 2014. Incidence of early seizures with levetiracetam prophylaxis in children after traumatic brain injury. In 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Chung, MG; Maa, T; O'Brien, NF. 2013. Prolonged abnormal cerebral autoregulation in children with moderate to severe diabetic ketoacidosis. In Society of Critical Care Medicine's 43rd Annual Critical Care Congress
  • Chung,Melissa; O'Brien,Nicole. 2013. Incidence of Early Seizures With Levetiracetam Prophylaxis in Children After Traumatic Brain Injury.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 41, no. 12. (December): e1.
  • O'Brien, NF; Maa, T. 2013. Vasospasm in Children With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. In Society of Critical Care Medicine's 43rd Annual Critical Care Congress
  • Chung, Melissa; O'Brien, Nicole. 2013. Incidence of Early Seizures With Levetiracetam Prophylaxis in Children After Traumatic Brain Injury. In 43rd Annual Critical Care Congress
  • Chung,Melissa; Maa,Tensing; O'Brien,Nicole. 2013. Prolonged abnormal cerebral autoregulation in children with moderate to severe diabetic ketoacidosis.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 41, no. 12. (December): e1.
  • Chung, MG; O'Brien, NF. 2013. Incidence of Early Seizures With Levetiracetam Prophylaxis in Children After Traumatic Brain Injury. In Society of Critical Care Medicine's 43rd Annual Critical Care Congress
  • O'Brien,Nicole; Maa,Tensing. 2013. Vasospasm in Children With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 41, no. 12. (December): e1.
  • O'Brien, Nicole; Maa, Tensing. 2013. Vasospasm in Children With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. In 43rd Annual Critical Care Congress
  • Chung, M, Maa, T, O'Brien N. 2013. Prolonged abnormal cerebral autoregulation in children with moderate to severe diabetic ketoacidosis. In Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Bell, MJ; Adelson, PD; Hutchison, JS; Kochanek, PM; Tasker, RC; Vavilala, MS; Beers, SR; Fabio, A; Kelsey, SF; Wisniewski, SR. 2013. Differences in medical therapy goals for children with severe traumatic brain injury-an international study.  PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 14, no. 8. (October): 811-818.
  • Bell, MJ; Adelson, PD; Hutchison, JS; Kochanek, PM; Tasker, Robert,C; Vavilala, MS; Beers, SR; Fabio, A; Kelsey, SF; Wisniewski, SR, et al. 2013. Differences in medical therapy goals for children with severe traumatic brain injury-an international study.  Pediatric critical care medicine. Vol. 14, no. 8. (October): 811-818.
  • Chung MG; Maa T; O'Brien NF. 2013. Decreased Cerebral Blood Flow and Abnormal Autoregulation in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. In Pediatric Academic Societies'
  • Chung MG, Maa T, O'Brien N. 2013. Decreased Cerebral Blood Flow and Abnormal Autoregulation in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. In Pediatric Academic Societies'
  • O'Brien, N, Hall, M. 2013. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity in Children. In Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • O'Brien, NF; Hall, MW. 2013. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity in Children.  PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 14, no. 3. (March): E126-E134.
  • O'Brien, N, Hall, M. 2013. Cerebral blood flow in children requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Vol. 14, no. 3. (February): e126-134.
  • O'Brien, NF; Mella, C. 2012. Brain tissue oxygenation-guided management of diabetic ketoacidosis induced cerebral edema.  PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 13, no. 6. (November): E383-E388.
  • Nicole Fortier O'Brien, M.D. 2012. Traumatic Brain Injury. In Pediatric acute care: a guide for interprofessional practice. First ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Nicole Fortier O'Brien, M.D. 2012. Submersion Injury. In Pediatric acute care: a guide for interprofessional practice. First ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • O'Brien, Nicole. 2011. Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity (CBFV) in Children. In 40th Critical Care Congress
  • Muszynski,Jennifer; Greathouse,Kristin; Hanson,Lisa; Nateri,Jyotsna; Hall,Mark. 2010. REGULATORY T CELLS (TREG) AND ADAPTIVE IMMUNE FUNCTION IN PEDIATRIC SEPTIC SHOCK. In 40th Critical Care Congress
  • Greathouse,Kristin; Muszynski,Jennifer; Sargel,Cheryl; Hall,Mark. 2010. GRANULOCYTE MACROPHAGE-COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR (GM-CSF) AS ADJUVANT THERAPY FOR UNRESOLVING INFECTION IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN. In 40th Critical Care Congress
  • O'Brien, NF; Reuter-Rice, KE; Khanna, S; Peterson, BM; Quinto, KB. 2010. Vasospasm in children with traumatic brain injury.  INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 36, no. 4. (April): 680-687.
  • O'Brien, N. 2010. Submersion Injury. In Pediatric Acute Care. Edited by K. Rice & B. Bolick. Sudbery, Massacusetts: Jones and Bartlett.
  • O'Brien, N. 2010. Traumatic Brain Injury. In Pediatric Acute Care. Edited by K. Rice & B. Bolick. Sudbery, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.
  • O'Brien, Nicole. 2010. Traumatic Brain Injury. In Pediatric acute care: a guide for interprofessional practice. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • O'Brien, Nicole. 2010. Submersion Injury. In Pediatric acute care: a guide for interprofessional practice. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Muszynski,Jennifer; Nateri,Jyotsna; Nicol,Kathleen; Hall,Mark. 2009. EFFECT OF PACKED RED BLOOD CELL (PRBC) PRESERVATIVE AND STORAGE TIME ON MONOCYTE MRNA EXPRESSION. In 39th Critical Care Congress of the Society-of-Critical-Care-Medicine
  • O'Brien, N; Reuter-Rice, K; Khanna, S; Peterson, B. 2009. VASOSPASM IN CHILDREN WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. In 39th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • O'Brien,Nicole; Reuter-Rice,Karin; Khanna,Sandeep; Peterson,Bradley. 2009. VASOSPASM IN CHILDREN WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 37, no. 12. (December): A62-A62.
  • O'Brien, Nicole; Reuter-Rice, Karin; Khanna, Sandeep; Peterson, Bradley. 2009. Vasospasm in Children With Traumatic Brain Injury. In 39th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • O'Brien,Nicole; Reuter-Rice,Karin; Khanna,Sandeep; Peterson,Bradley. 2009. VASOSPASM IN CHILDREN WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 37, no. 12. (December): A62-A62.
  • O'Brien,Nicole; Reuter-Rice,Karin; Khanna,Sandeep; Peterson,Bradley. 2009. VASOSPASM IN CHILDREN WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. In 39th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • O'Brien N, Jones ST, Williams DG, Cunningham HB, Moreno K, Visentin B, Gentile A, Vekich J, Shestowsky W, Hiraiwa M et al. 2009. Production and characterization of monoclonal anti-sphingosine-1-phosphate antibodies.  JOURNAL OF LIPID RESEARCH. Vol. 50, no. 11. (November): 2245-2257.
  • O'Brien, NF; DeMott, MC; Suchard, JR; Clark, RF; Peterson, BM. 2009. Recurrent coagulopathy with delayed significant bleeding after Crotaline envenomation.  Pediatric Emerg Care. Vol. 25, no. 7. (July): 457-459.
  • O'Brien, N., Reuter-Rice, K., Khanna, S., Peterson, B. 2009. VASOSPASM IN CHILDREN WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.  Critical Care Medicine. Vol. 37, no. 12. (January): A62-A62.
  • Nicole Fortier O'Brien, M.D. Common and Emergency Care: Drowning. In Succinct Pediatrics.
  • Chung, M, O'Brien NF. Prevalence of early post-traumatic seizures in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury despite levetiracetam prophylaxis.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
  • O’Brien N, LaRovere K. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in Pediatric Neurocritical Care: A Review of Clinical Applications and Case Illustrations in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  J Ultrasound in Med.
  • O'Brien, NF. Meningitis and Encephalitis. In Emergency Neurologic Life Support. Edited by Smith WS, Weingart S.
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