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 30 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. He then attended the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and graduated summa cum laude with a DPM degree. 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 of roles there including product developer, project manager, technical writer and sales presenter. He eventually returned to the full-time practice of podiatry until founding startups, O’Brien Medical and ScanDx. He has since divided his time between running a podiatry practice and developing medical products. He has successfully licensed multiple surgical products and holds six issued patents. Writing credits include peer-reviewed medical articles, a chapter on foot surgery and a book on entrepreneurship for inventors. Ongoing research interests focus on diabetic neuropathy and its connection to microvascular disease. He currently collaborates with scientists at the University of Maine on a NASA-funded grant evaluating the effect of reduced gravity on microcirculation. His startup, ScanDx, is actively developing sound-based, diagnostic instrumentation to identify bone fractures and osteoporosis without the use of x-rays.
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.