James O'Brien, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Assistant Clerkship Director UMKC School of Medicine
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District
Meet James O'Brien

I grew up in in a western suburb of Chicago called Wheaton. I bounced from Missouri (undergrad at Wash U.), back to Chicago (medical school at Loyola), and then back to Missouri for residency here at UH/TMC. I then worked in the community for two years, but ultimately missed the camaraderie which made a profound impact on me as a resident. I’m excited to return, to teach and to contribute to the Truman community! My academic interests are psychiatric illness in the ED, trauma and violence prevention, and sepsis. On a personal level I love pugs, culture, nature, and Chicago sports.