Dr. Julie O'Brien, MD

Dr. Julie O'Brien, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Julie O'Brien, MD is a general surgery specialist in Burlington, MA and has been practicing for 13 years. She specializes in general surgery.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

41 Mall Rd

Burlington, MA 01805
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. O'Brien

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. O'Brien performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Breast Lump
very high
more than 91% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. O'Brien's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. O'Brien "We are here to take care of what matters most, you. Lahey Health offers access to board-certified specialists in nearly every medical specialty and more than 75 primary care practices in over 30 communities providing you with the full continuum of care, all close to home."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

21  Conditions Treated

14  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Paracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Massachusetts / Worcester Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Umass Memorial Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Umass Memorial Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. O'Brien has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. O'Brien is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Brien to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. O'Brien's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. O'Brien is amazing. When facing one of the scariest times of your life, she explained things beautifully and provided comfort. Always pleasant and intelligent.
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