James Kevin O'Brien, MD


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James Kevin O'Brien, MD

About James Kevin O'Brien, MD

Dr. O'Brien is a fellowship-trained, board-certified cardiologist with more than 30 years of experience in outpatient and hospital settings as well as noninvasive techniques. He excels at diagnosing and treating cardiovascular conditions including heart failure, coronary heart disease, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, arrhythmia, hypertensive disorders, pericardial disease and cardiomyopathies. Dr. O'Brien believes in not only keeping patients fully informed about their diagnoses, condition, prognosis, treatment options and recommendations, but being ready to support their individual choices.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at Albany Medical Center in New York.

For Dr. O'Brien, caring runs in the family. His father, an internal medicine physician who operated a private practice for 50 years, initially inspired him to pursue cardiology. Shortly after completing his fellowship, Dr. O'Brien followed in his father's footsteps. For more than 20 years, he practiced general cardiology at the O'Brien Health Center in his hometown of Winooski, Vermont.

Before joining Riverside Cardiology Specialists, Dr. O'Brien was the director of cardiovascular services at UHS Cardiology-Norwich at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, New York. During his 10 years there, he also served as medical staff president from 2014-2015.

Married with five adult children, Dr. O'Brien enjoys golf, pickleball, boating, skiing, photography and playing Bridge in his leisure time. He is also interested in the rich culture and history of our region.


Medical: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Albany Medical Center Hospital
Fellowship: Albany Medical Center Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease


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