A photo of Maureen O'Brien.

Medical Director, Leukemia/Lymphoma Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Leukemia; lymphoma

Research Interests

Molecular etiology of pediatric leukemias, especially in children with Down syndrome; novel therapeutics for relapsed and high-risk leukemia and lymphoma

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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Living Life to the Fullest: 9 Years After Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Diagnosis

By Nancy Young4/1/2019

My Locations

My Education

MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2000.

Residency: Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2003.

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 2007.

MS: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2008.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2003; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2009.

My Publications

Bortezomib reinduction chemotherapy in high-risk ALL in first relapse: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Horton, TM; Whitlock, JA; Lu, X; O'Brien, MM; Borowitz, MJ; Devidas, M; Raetz, EA; Brown, PA; Carroll, WL; Hunger, SP. British Journal of Haematology. 2019; 186:274-285.

Capped antithrombin III dosing is cost effective in the management of asparaginase-associated thrombosis. Young, J; Sawyer, J; Jenkins, M; O'Brien, M; Luchtman-Jones, L; Breese, EH. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66:e27719-e27719.

Castleman disease in pediatrics: Insights on presentation, treatment, and outcomes from a two-site retrospective cohort study. Sopfe, J; Endres, A; Campbell, K; Hayes, K; Trout, AT; Liang, X; Lorsbach, R; O'Brien, MM; Cost, CR. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66:e27613-e27613.

Delayed methotrexate clearance in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia concurrently receiving dasatinib. Ramsey, LB; Mizuno, T; Vinks, AA; O'Brien, MM. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66:e27618-e27618.

Inotuzumab ozogamicin in pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Bhojwani, D; Sposto, R; Shah, NN; Rodriguez, V; Yuan, C; Stetler-Stevenson, M; O'Brien, MM; McNeer, JL; Quereshi, A; Cabannes, A; et al. Leukemia. 2019; 33:884-892.

Significant effect of infection and food intake on sirolimus pharmacokinetics and exposure in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Mizuno, T; O'Brien, MM; Vinks, AA. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2019; 128:209-214.

Limitations of HLH-2004 criteria in distinguishing malignancy-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Gurunathan, A; Boucher, AA; Mark, M; Prus, KM; O'Brien, MM; Breese, EH; Mizukawa, BE; Absalon, MJ; Nelson, AS; Jordan, MB; et al. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2018; 65:e27400-e27400.

Survival after blinatumomab treatment in pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Gore, L; Locatelli, F; Zugmaier, G; Handgretinger, R; O'Brien, MM; Bader, P; Bhojwani, D; Schlegel, P; Tuglus, CA; von Stackelberg, A. Blood Cancer Journal. 2018; 8.

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of an Adherence-Promotion Intervention for Children With Leukemia: A Markov Model-Based Simulation. McGrady, ME; Eckman, MH; O'Brien, MM; Pai, AL H. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2018; 43:758-768.

Radiation dose reduction through combining positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and diagnostic CT in children and young adults with lymphoma. Qi, Z; Gates, EL; O'Brien, MM; Trout, AT. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2018; 48:196-203.