Dr. Joseph Raymond O'Brien MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Joseph O'Brien is an orthopedic surgeon in Washington, District of Columbia. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including George Washington University Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and has been in practice for 13 years. Dr. O'Brien accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 26 doctors at George Washington University Hospital and one of 43 at Sibley Memorial Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests: Bone Screws, Spinal Fusion, Treatment Outcome, Cadaver, Spinal Curvatures, Cervical Vertebrae, Lumbar Vertebrae, Preoperative Care

Hospital Affiliation

George Washington University Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital
High performing in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

University of Maryland
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2001 - 2006

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive Spine Surgery, 2006 - 2007

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Class of 2001


Other Training, Chemistry, 1996


Other Training, 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2015

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

NY State Medical License
Active through 2016

Awards, Honors & Recognition

1st place research award, Washington Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
2010

Resident research award, Clinical Orthopaedic Society
2008

Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association
2007

Academic Chief Resident, University of Maryland
2006

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, George Washington University
2001

Medical Doctorate with Distinction, George Washington University
2001

Julius S. Neviaser Award for Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University
2001

Delta Omega Honor Society, Emory University
1997

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Vanderbilt University
1996

Publications & Presentations

Biomechanical Evaluation of S2 Alar Iliac Screws: the Effect of Length and Quad-Cortical Purchase as Compared to Iliac Fixation
O'Brien, JR. Yu, WD. Kaufman, BE. Bucklen, B. Salloum, K. Khalil. Gudipally, M. 2013 9 15

Use of vertebroplasty to prevent proximal junctional fractures in adult deformity surgery: a biomechanical cadaveric study
KM Kebaish, CT Martin, JR O'Brien, IE LaMotta, GD Voros, SM Belkoff 2013 1 1

Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Complications Associated with Routine Lumbar Spine Surgery
Jenis, L. G., Hsu, W. K., O'Brien, JR., & Whang, P. G. 2013 1 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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