Sarah H. O'Brien, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Biography

Dr. O'Brien's clinical and research interests include pediatric thrombosis and thromboprophylaxis, the evaluation and diagnosis of mild bleeding disorders, and the intersections between hematology and women's health. She also leads a multidisciplinary hematology and adolescent gynecology clinic at Nationwide Children's. As a health services researcher, Dr. O'Brien has a particular interest in the use of large administrative databases, as well as decision analysis and cost effectiveness analysis. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and received her residency and fellowship training from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. O'Brien is voted among the Best Doctors in America.

Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Eberhard Mammen Excellence in Thrombosis and Hemostasis Award - Young Investigator, 2013
  • AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, 2012
  • Loan Repayment Program Renewal, National Institutes of Health Pediatric Research, 2011
  • Loan Repayment Program Renewal, National Institutes of Health Pediatric Research, 2009
  • Career Development Award, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society, 2007
  • Fellow Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology, 2006
  • Scholar (Awarded to the Recipient of an ASH Scholar Award with the Highest Scored Clinical/Translational Research Application), Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, 2006
  • Clinical Thrombosis Research Award, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society, 2004
  • Mark A. Sperling Resident Research Award, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • Primary Care Award, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • Research Award, Region III Ambulatory Pediatric Association, 2002
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Member, Faculty Leadership Institute, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2013 - 2014
  • Member, American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute, 2005 - Present
  • Member, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2004 - Present
  • Member, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society, 2004 - Present
  • Member, American Society of Hematology, 2003 - Present
  • Member, Children's Oncology Group, 2001 - Present
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2000 - Present
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/29/2006

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Date Completed: 07/31/2006
Residency Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Date Completed: 06/30/2003
Medical School University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Date Completed: 05/31/2000
Professional Experience

2013 - Present Section of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Director of Experimental Therapeutics

2013 - Present Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Associate Professor

2006 - Present Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Investigator

2006 - 2013 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Assistant Professor

2003 - 2006 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

2000 - 2003 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Residency

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