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Pediatrics - Cardiology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Cardiology
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Richard Edward O'Brien, PA

Richard Edward O'Brien, P.A.Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology

Physician Assistant, Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital


  • B.B.A., Accounting Program, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • B.S., Physician Assistant Studies, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Board Certifications/Licensures

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Texas Medical Board Physician Assistant Permit

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Cardiology inpatient management
  • Catheterizations and cardiovascular interventions
  • Heart rhythm irregularities

Selected Publication

  • Carlson KM, Justino H, O'Brien, RE, Dimas VV, Leonard GT, Jr., Pignatell RH, Mullins CE, Smith EO, Grifka RG. Transcatheter atrial septal defect closure: modified balloon sizing technique to avoid overstretching the defect and oversizing the Amplatzer septal occluder. Catheter Cardovasc Interv 2005;66(3), 390-396.

Contact Information

Pediatric Cardiology
Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin St., MC 19345-C
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-826-5600
Fax: 832-825-5899

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