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Julie Stein O'Brien


Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care
Health care information scientist, baker and mother of three

Dr. Julie Stein O'Brien is a primary care pediatrician and medical director of the primary care clinics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She sees children for health maintenance and sick visits.

O'Brien's research interests include preventive care, quality improvement and patient-doctor communication. She is also interested in the impact of health information technology on everyday practice in the clinic and serves as ambulatory clinical lead for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital APeX system, an electronic health record system that supports continuity of care to enhance patient safety.

O'Brien earned her medical degree and completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2011

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I love my job because I can have an impact on the health and lives of each patient I see.

Where I see patients (1)

    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.