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Jeanne H. O'Brien, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2838

Fax: (585) 273-1068

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Surgery, Urology


Professional Background

Dr. Jeanne O'Brien is a 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.



  • Urology - American Board of Urology


MD | Loyola University Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/24/2003 - 06/30/2004
Fellowship in Urology at University of Toronto (Canada)

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Urology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/1997 - 07/01/1999
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center

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2010 - 2010
International Exchange Scholar
Sponsor: American Urological Association/Brazilian Urological Society
Location: Sao Paolo, Brazil

2009 - 2009
Best of Session 2009: Redefining FSH in the male infertility population
Sponsor: American Urological Association
Location: Chicago, Illinois

2008 - 2008
AUA History Forum selection: The Infertility of Catherine de Medici
Sponsor: American Urological Association
Location: Linthicum, Maryland

2008 - 2008
Retrospectroscope Award - Urology in Ancient Egypt
Sponsor: American Urologic Association
Location: Orlando, Florida

2006 - 2006
Upstate Residents Competition – 3rd place, Basic Science
Sponsor: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Location: Syracuse, New York

2004 - 2005
Buswell Research Grant
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York

2004 - 2004
SCSA Diagnostic Travel Award for clinical presentation at ASA
Sponsor: Center for Male Reproductive Medicine

Upstate Resident's Competition - Case Reports
Sponsor: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Location: Syracuse, New York

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Journal Articles

O'Brien JE, Adashi EY, Simon C. "Darwin meets Mendel in the reproductive medicine field: Homo sapiens 2.0 is inevitable." Fertility and sterility.. 2021 Feb 25; Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Muthigi A, Jahandideh S, Bishop LA, Naeemi FK, Shipley SK, O'Brien JE, Shin PR, Devine K, Tanrikut C. "Clarifying the relationship between total motile sperm counts and intrauterine insemination pregnancy rates." Fertility and sterility.. 2021 Feb 17; Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Truong M, Liang L, Kukreja J, O'Brien J, Jean-Gilles J, Messing E. "Cautery artifact understages urothelial cancer at initial transurethral resection of large bladder tumours." Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada.. 2017 May; 11(5):E203-E206. Epub 2017 May 09.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Male Infertility
Book Title: Reproductive Endocrinology
Author List: Shear, S, O'Brien, J
Edited By: Vivian Lewis, MD
Published By: Landes Bioscience 2007




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