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Michael O’Brien, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, CCEMT-P |  Attending Physician

Dr. Michael O’Brien is an attending physician in the emergency department at ECMC. Dr. O’Brien is also a veteran critical care paramedic, EMS educator, and EMS physician. His clinical practice is split between shifts in the emergency department and operational medicine/field response. He provides medical direction to Erie Community College’s EMS training programs and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team. Additionally, he is a Medical Director and Flight Physician for Mercy Flight of Western New York.

Dr. O’Brien’s research interests center around extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and prehospital resuscitation. He is a frequent speaker on topics such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, operational/austere medicine, and the ethics of emergency care. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. O’Brien serves on national committees with the National Association of EMS Physicians, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Air Medical Physician Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Extracorporeal Life Support

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Emergency Medical Services, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • MA, Criminology, University of Illinois
  • BS, Criminal Justice, Loyola University Chicago, Magna Cum Laude

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