Jeanne H. O'Brien, M.D.

Jeanne H. O'Brien, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 656
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3341
Fax: (585) 273-1068

Professional Bio

Dr. Jeanne O'Brien is an associate professor of urology and male infertility in the Department of Urology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. O'Brien completed her medical school education at Loyola University in Chicago. She went to residency at the University of Rochester where she completed two years of General Surgery training and subsequently 4 years of Urologic Residency training. Dr. O'Brien went on to complete advance training in microsurgery and male infertility with a fellowship at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

She is Board Certified in Adult Urology and is recognized annually in Who's Who's in American Medicine and Best Doctors in America.

Dr. O'Brien has received numerous awards and recognitions for both her clinical science and basic science research work and has published in all of the major urology journals as well as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). She is an active member of the American Urologic Association, American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Society of Male Reproductive urologists. Her opinion is often solicited from major news organizations regarding male fertility issues.

Awards & Honors (National)

International Exchange Scholar | American Urological Association/Brazilian Urological Society | Sao Paolo, Brazil 2010 - 2010

Awards & Honors (Local)

Best of Session 2009: Redefining FSH in the male infertility population | American Urological Association | Chicago, Illinois 2009 - 2009
AUA History Forum selection: The Infertility of Catherine de Medici | American Urological Association | Linthicum, Maryland 2008 - 2008
Retrospectroscope Award - Urology in Ancient Egypt | American Urologic Association | Orlando, Florida 2008 - 2008
Upstate Residents Competition – 3rd place, Basic Science | SUNY Upstate Medical University | Syracuse, New York 2006 - 2006
SCSA Diagnostic Travel Award for clinical presentation at ASA | Center for Male Reproductive Medicine 2004 - 2004
Buswell Research Grant | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2004 - 2005
Upstate Resident's Competition - Case Reports | SUNY Upstate Medical University | Syracuse, New York 2003

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 18 available »

Hsu I, Chuang KL, SLavin S, Da J, Lim WX, Pang St, O'Brien JH, Yeh S. "Suppression of ERß signaling via ERß knockout or antagonist protects against bladder cancer development". Carcinogenesis. 2014; 35(3): 651-61.
2013 Dec
Gordetsky J, Westesson K, Rabinowitz R, O'Brien J. "Wine and Honey: The Oldest of Medicines". J Nephrol. 2013; 23:26.
Gordetsky J, Wijngaarden E, O'Brien, J. "Redefining abnormal follicle stimulating hormone in the male infertility population". BJU Int. 2012; : 110(4): 568-72.
Gordetsky J, Bendana E, O'Brien J, Rabinowitz R. "(Almost) Painless Surgery: A Historical Review of the Evolution of Intraurethral Anesthesia in Urology". Urology. 2011; 77:12-16.
2010 Feb
Gordetsky J, Westesson K, Rabinowitz R, O'Brien J. "Wine and the Treatment of Genito-Urinary Disease: From Antiquity to Modern Times". Canadian Journal of Urology. 2010; 17(1): 5017-21.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Urology (SMD) - Primary


Urology - American Board of Urology


MD | Medicine | Loyola U Stritch Sch Medicine1997
BA | Arts & Sciences | St Lawrence University1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Urology at University of Toronto07/24/2003 - 06/30/2004
Residency in Urology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1999 - 06/30/2002
Internship in General Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center06/01/1997 - 07/01/1999