Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Joins Anna Jaques Hospital

April 1st, 2013

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Joins Anna Jaques Hospital

Karen O’Brien, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, collaborates with
Women’s Health Care in Newburyport for advanced high-risk pregnancy care

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. --- Anna Jaques Hospital welcomes Karen O’Brien, MD, who joins the medical staff through the hospital’s clinical affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.  Dr. O’Brien specializes in the care of high-risk pregnancies, and brings a tertiary level of expert care to expecting mothers throughout the greater Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. She is now seeing patients in Newburyport three times a month.

Dr. O’Brien is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as maternal-fetal medicine, and practices at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University and completed her post-graduate training at University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

“Dr. O’Brien’s specialty in the care of pregnancies complicated by maternal medical problems brings an unparalleled level of expertise to the greater Newburyport area,” said Rebecca Lynn Boyer, MD, Chief of OB/GYN at Anna Jaques. “The team at Women’s Health Care welcomes the opportunity to work alongside Dr. O’Brien to better serve our high-risk obstetrical patients.”

Prior to joining BIDMC, Dr. O’Brien worked at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts where she was a perinatologist. She also served as an Assistant Professor at Tufts Medical Center in the department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. O’Brien completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a fellowship at the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence. Her clinical interests include prenatal diagnostic testing, including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, fetal demise, preeclampsia, recurrent pregnancy loss, obesity in pregnancy and cervical insufficiency.

For more information, please call Women’s Health Care at 978-556-0100.


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