Michael J. O'Brien, MD, MPH
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Anatomic Pathology

MBBCh, National University of Ireland
MPH, Harvard University



Expertise includes: Pathology of Gastrointestinal and liver diseases; Colorectal cancer screening and prevention; Molecular genetics of colorectal cancer and its precursors.

Chief
Boston University School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Anatomic Pathology

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology


Mentor for Graduate Medical Students
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences


Active Staff Privileges
Boston Medical Center
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



2010 ASGE: Committee on Real Time Histological Methods in Clinical Practice
2010 Exploring Serrated Polyps of the Colon, Cleveland Clinic: NIH Consensus Conference
2009 New England Society of Pathologists: President
2009 National University of Ireland, Galway: Medtronic Distinguished Alumnus Award
2008 Irish National Cancer Screening Service: Member, International Validation Panel
2006 Royal College of Physicians of Ireland: Fellow, Faculty of Pathology (Hon)
2006-2011 Irish Cancer Society: Consultant, Cancer Research Ireland
2004 US National Taskforce on Colon Cancer: Member
2003 American College of Gastroenterology: Fellow
2001-2006 College of American Pathologists: Member, Surgical Pathology Committee
1997 International Academy of Cytology: Chairman, Task Force on Digital Imaging
1992 Management of Colon Polyps, American College of Gastroenterology: Consultant to Committee on Practice Guidelines
1992 WHO: Committee on Guidelines for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance
1992 American Journal of Surgical Pathology: Editorial Board
1989-2012 Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK)
1988-1998 World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: Advisory Board
1981-1991 National Polyp Study: Consultant Pathologist
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Drew DA, Mo A, Grady JJ, Stevens RG, Levine JB, Brenner BM, Anderson JC, Forouhar F, O'Brien MJ, Devers TJ, Rosenberg DW. Proximal Aberrant Crypt Foci Associate with Synchronous Neoplasia and Are Primed for Neoplastic Progression. Mol Cancer Res. 2018 Mar; 16(3):486-495. PMID: 29222172; DOI: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-17-0380;.
     
  2. Ho JD, Bhawan J, O'Brien MJ, Goldberg LJ. Cutaneous involvement in luteinized thecomas with sclerosing peritonitis (LTSP)-A new finding in a rare syndrome. J Cutan Pathol. 2017 Oct; 44(10):898-902.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28628256.
     
  3. Mendelsohn RB, Winawer SJ, Jammula A, Mills G, Jordan P, O'Brien MJ, Close GM, Dorfman M, Church TR, Mandelson MT, Allen J, Feld A, Kauff ND, Morgan GA, Kumar JMR, Serrano V, Bayuga-Miller S, Fischer SE, Kuk D, Zauber AG. Adenoma Prevalence in Blacks and Whites Having Equal Adherence To Screening Colonoscopy: The National Colonoscopy Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Sep; 15(9):1469-1470. PMID: 28419856; DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.04.014;.
     
  4. Louis DN, O'Brien MJ, Young RH. The flowering of pathology as a medical discipline in Boston, 1892-c.1950: W.T. Councilman, FB Mallory, JH Wright, SB Wolbach and their descendants. Mod Pathol. 2016 Sep; 29(9):944-61. PMID: 27312063; DOI: 10.1038/modpathol.2016.91;.
     
  5. Herrera VL, Colby AH, Tan GA, Moran AM, O'Brien MJ, Colson YL, Ruiz-Opazo N, Grinstaff MW. Evaluation of expansile nanoparticle tumor localization and efficacy in a cancer stem cell-derived model of pancreatic peritoneal carcinomatosis. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2016 May; 11(9):1001-15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27078118; PMCID: PMC4910944; DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2015-0023;.
     
  6. Shapiro MC, Wong B, O'Brien MJ, Salama A. Mandibular Destruction Secondary to Invasion by Carcinoma Cuniculatum. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Dec; 73(12):2343-51.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26072180; DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2015.05.034;.
     
  7. Schroy PC, Wong JB, O'Brien MJ, Chen CA, Griffith JL. A Risk Prediction Index for Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia at Screening Colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jul; 110(7):1062-71.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26010311; DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2015.146;.
     
  8. Yu H, Buch K, Li B, O'Brien M, Soto J, Jara H, Anderson SW. Utility of texture analysis for quantifying hepatic fibrosis on proton density MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Nov; 42(5):1259-65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26477447; DOI: 10.1002/jmri.24898;.
     
  9. Shaukat A, Church TR, Shanley R, Kauff ND, O'Brien MJ, Mills GM, Jordan PA, Allen JA, Kim A, Feld AD, Zauber AG, Winawer SJ. Development and validation of a clinical score for predicting risk of adenoma at screening colonoscopy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Jun; 24(6):913-20. PMID: 25800242; PMCID: PMC4452431; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-1321;.
     
  10. O'Brien MJ, Zhao Q, Yang S. Colorectal serrated pathway cancers and precursors. Histopathology. 2015 Jan; 66(1):49-65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25263173; DOI: 10.1111/his.12564;.
     
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Bar chart showing 158 publications over 38 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2006

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Anatomic pathology
Cytopathology
Colorectal Cancer
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