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James E. O'Brien, M.D.
The Ward Family Heart Center
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City (2013 - present)
Co-Director, The Ward Family Heart Center, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City (2011 - present)
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Missouri - Kansas City (2012 - Present)
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Children's Mercy Hospital (2001-Present)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Missouri - Kansas City (2001 - 2012)
Reconstructive surgery in patients with congenital heart defects
Single ventricle physiology
Heart failure and transplantation
Quality and database initiatives
Congenital Heart Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1999-2001)
Cardiothoracic Research Fellow, TJUH (1994-1996)
Thomas Jefferson University General Surgical Residency (1989-1994)
University of Connecticut School of Medicine (M.D. 1989)
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S. 1985)
- Pediatric Cardiac Surgery