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Elizabeth A. O'Brien

Elizabeth A. O'Brien, MD

Languages spoken: English, German
  • Elizabeth O’Brien, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatology. She serves as Medical Director for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the Director of the Urban Central Region at Intermountain Medical Center. She provides neonatology services at three facilities, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Medical Center and Intermountain Medical Center. Dr. O’Brien provides care for premature infants, critically ill newborns and newborn infants with a large variety of birth defects. Among her responsibilities is educating Pediatric Residents, Neonatology Fellows and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)
  • Elizabeth O’Brien, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatology. She serves as Medical Director for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the Director of the Urban Central Region at Intermountain Medical Center. She provides neonatology services at three facilities, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Medical Center and Intermountain Medical Center. Dr. O’Brien provides care for premature infants, critically ill newborns and newborn infants with a large variety of birth defects. Among her responsibilities is educating Pediatric Residents, Neonatology Fellows and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pediatrics -Primary
    Academic Divisions Neonatology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)

    Education history

    Certification Health Care Delivery Improvement - Intermountain Healthcare Institute for Health Care Delivery Research Certification
    Neonatology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Residency Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital Resident
    Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin M.D.
    Bacteriology - University of Wisconsin - Madison B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Bahr TM, Carr NR, Christensen TR, Wilkes J, OBrien EA, German KR, Ohls RK, Ward DM, Christensen RD (2021). Early iron supplementation and iron sufficiency at one month of age in NICU patients at-risk for iron deficiency. Blood Cells Mol Dis, 90, 102575. (Read full article)
    2. Bahr TM, DuPont TL, Christensen TR, Rees T, OBrien EA, Ilstrup SJ, Christensen RD (2019). Evaluating emergency-release blood transfusion of newborn infants at the Intermountain Healthcare hospitals. Transfusion, 59(10), 3113-3119. (Read full article)
    3. OBrien EA, Barnes V, Zhao L, McKnight RA, Yu X, Callaway CW, Wang L, Sun JC, Dahl MJ, Wint A, Wang Z, McIntyre TM, Albertine KH, Lane RH (2007). Uteroplacental insufficiency decreases p53 serine-15 phosphorylation in term IUGR rat lungs. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 293(1), R314-22. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Bahr TM, Henry E, OBrien EA, Christensen RD (2022). Nucleated Red Blood Cell Counts of Neonates Born Emergently 1-4 h after a Maternal Cardiac Arrest. Neonatology, 1-5. (Read full article)
    2. Bahr TM, DuPont TL, Morris DS, Pierson SE, Esplin MS, Brown SM, OBrien EA, Ilstrup SJ, Christensen RD (2019). First report of using low-titer cold-stored type O whole blood in massive postpartum hemorrhage. Transfusion, 59(10), 3089-3092. (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. TM Bahr, NR Carr, TR Christensen, J Wilkes, EA OBrien, K German, RK Ohls, D Ward and RD Christensen (2021). QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE TO INCREASE THE CONSISTENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF IRON SUPPLEMENTATION FOR NICU PATIENTS. Presented at PAS Virtual Conference [Abstract].
    2. TM Bahr, NR Carr, TR Christensen, J Wilkes, EA OBrien, K German, RK Ohls, D Ward and RD Christensen (2021). QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE TO INCREASE THE CONSISTENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF IRON SUPPLEMENTATION FOR NICU PATIENTS. Presented at WSPR Virtual Conference [Abstract].

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. OBrien EA etal (2021). Newborn Nursery Level I Scope Guideline [Web] Salt Lake City, UT: Intermountain Healthcare [Web].
    2. OBrien EA etal (2020). Antenatal Alloimmunization Guideline [Web] Salt Lake City, UT: Intermountain Healthcare [Web].
    3. OBrien EA etal (2020). Obstetric and Neonatal Levels of Care [Web] Salt Lake City, UT: Intermountain Healthcare [Web].
    4. OBrien EA etal (2020). OBNBN COVID-19 Operational Guideline [Web] Salt Lake City, UT: Intermountain Healthcare [Web].