Colleagues describe Michael D. O'Brien, M.D., as a "meticulous" surgeon and a "kind-hearted" physician. He is most comfortable in these settings, in fact, eschewing any fanfare regarding his approaching departure or even the mention of his distinguished career. "I worked hard. I did my best," he states simply. He defines his 37 years in general orthopaedics with a single accomplishment: "To have people come back and tell me how happy they were and that they didn't have pain anymore," he says. This is his most "gratifying experience."
A native of Bellevue, Kentucky, Dr. O'Brien has devoted his professional life to caring for the people of this region. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville in 1975, completed his internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He served as chief of surgery and past president of the medical staff at St. Luke Hospital and has been part of the Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers' team since its establishment in 2003.
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