Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor
Rush University and Northwestern Medicine
Dr. O’Brien is a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner. She is the Program Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program of Rush University. Her clinical practice is at Northwestern Medicine in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has a further clinical expertise in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. She has acted Chair of the Nursing Committee for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG-ACRIN) for over 10 years, and participates in clinical trial research in GI malignancies as well as symptom managment. She speaks locally and nationally on topics of gastrointestinal malignancies.