About O’Brien Medical
Innovation in Medical Instrumentation & Surgical Products
O’Brien Medical, LLC located in Orono, Maine was founded by Todd O’Brien, DPM. Dr. O’Brien’s 25 years as a surgeon/inventor serves as the foundation for his medical product designs. Several of these products are currently being marketed in North America and Europe.
Dr. O’Brien graduated from Bates College with a BS in biology in 1986. He then attended the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and graduated summa cum laude with a DPM degree in 1990. After completing a podiatric surgical residency at VAMC Palo Alto and Stanford, Dr. O’Brien was employed at a small biomedical start-up based in San Jose, CA. He served in a variety roles there including product developer, project manager, technical writer and sales presenter. He eventually returned to the full-time practice of podiatry until founding O’Brien Medical, LLC in 1999. He has since divided his time between running a podiatry practice and developing medical products. He has successfully licensed six surgical products and holds six issued patents.
Writing credits include several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, a chapter in a surgical text and a book on entrepreneurship for inventors.
A Maine Business
O’Brien is a past-president of the medical staff at Penobscot Valley Hospital as well as the Maine Podiatric Medical Association. He currently serves on the Maine Board of Licensure in Podiatric Medicine. He is a 2012 graduate of the Top Gun entrepreneurship acceleration program administered by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and holds an affiliated faculty appointment at the University of Maine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering.