Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien, MD

Sports Medicine Physician; Director of the Sports Concussion Clinic

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services


  • Concussion Management
  • Dance Medicine
  • Sports Medicine


  • Orthopedic Center


  • English


  • Sports Medicine
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-3501 or Request an Appointment
Michael O'Brien

Philosophy of Care 

My path to becoming a doctor began with a passion for the power of science and innovation.  As I have progressed throughout my career I have come to find that the most important and fulfilling parts of the job are the personal interactions with patients.   As a non-surgical physician, and as a son of two teachers, I am proud to say that my communication skills are my strongest assets.  I know how essential it is to listen and convey a clear explanation and plan of care for every patient I see.

Experience and Education


Bachelor of Science

Stonehill College, 1991-1995

Easton, MA

Doctorate of Medicine

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, 1999

Buffalo, NY

Residency, Internal Medicine

Brown University Categorical Internal Medicine, 2002

Providence, RI

Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Boston Children's Hospital, 2004

Boston, Ma


  • Sports Medicine

  • Internal Medicine

Professional History

Michael J. O'Brien, MD is a physician in the Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children's Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Sports Concussion Clinic and his clinical interests include concussion management, traumatic brain injury, exercise induced compartment syndrome, and many other sports-related injuries.

Dr. O'Brien is the team physician for the Roxbury Latin School and a staff physician at The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention in Waltham. As a member of the Sports Medicine Division, he is proud to be a longtime part of the medical coverage team for events such as the Boston Marathon finish line and medical tent, the Boston Ballet, Bay State Games, and various synchronized ice skating and track and field championships. Dr. O'Brien lectures at national and international conferences on various sports medicine topics, with particular expertise in the evaluation and management of sports related concussions.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-3501 or Request an Appointment


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