James C. O'Brien, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical focus
Neuro-Ophthalmology, Adult Strabismus


  • Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
  • MD: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Residency: Dean McGee Eye Institute
  • Fellowship: Dean McGee Eye Institute

Dr. O’Brien is a native of Texas and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship at Houston Methodist Hospital, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at DMEI/OU. He served in outstanding fashion as Chief Resident during 2016-2017. He also completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at DMEI/OU in 2017 - 2018.

From a Grateful Patient

“I highly recommend Dr. O'Brien. He is an excellent, knowledgeable, caring doctor! Dr. O'Brien takes time to explain thoroughly and gives time for questions. He is empathetic, shows genuine concern, and puts you at ease. 5 stars all the way!" - AK (Google Review)

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