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Devin O'Brien-Coon, M.D., M.S.E.

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Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Male

Expertise: Plastic Surgery, Transgender Health

Research Interests: Gender-Affirming Surgery

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Bloomberg 7314
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7495

Background

Dr. Devin O'Brien Coon is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated magna cum laude and received a Dean's Merit Scholarship. He also holds a master’s of science in engineering in bioengineering design from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. He completed his plastic surgery training at the Johns Hopkins University/University of Maryland integrated residency program and gained additional experience in advanced gender-affirming surgery at programs in the United States, Spain, United Kingdom and Thailand.

Dr. O’Brien Coon has published over 50 publications and received numerous awards, including the Ross H. Musgrave Award for Excellence in Plastic Surgery and the Bert O'Malley Prize for Best Clinical Investigation. He is a two-time winner of the D. Ralph Millard award from the Plastic Surgery Foundation for best scientific manuscript in plastic surgery, received the BioMaryland LIFE (Leading Innovative Faculty Entrepreneurs) award and was named a 2013 Innovator of the Year by the Maryland Daily Record. He is an NIH-funded researcher whose inventions have led to over a dozen patent filings and a medical device startup company, Sonavex, which spun out of Johns Hopkins and has raised over 4 million dollars in funding. His basic science research focuses on tissue engineering and materials science for surgical applications as well as clinical outcomes research to improve both the delivery and results of transgender health care.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2010)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Plastic Surgery (2017)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled / Plastic Surgery

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Tissue engineering and materials science for surgical applications as well as clinical outcomes research to improve both the delivery and results of transgender health care.

Patents

Guiding Indication System for Monitoring Vascular Flow and Patency Under Ultrasound
Patent # 61/819,979

Harfmann K, O’Brien-Coon D, Narrow D, Lai T, Lightman A

Ultrasound-Detectable Markers, Ultrasound System, And Methods For Monitoring Vascular Flow And Patency
Patent # 14/761,694

O’Brien-Coon D, Harfmann K, Narrow D, Lai T, Lightman A, Yazdi Y

Polymer-based System for the Capture of Mycobacteria
Patent # 61/989,296

O’Brien-Coon D, Sinha A, Manabe Y, Lamichhane G, Neira H, Mao H, Mistry H, Chopra A, Jiang X

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B-Mode Ultrasound Imaging System For And Method Of Ultrasound Pose Recovery Via Surgical Fiducial Segmentation And Tracking
Patent # 62/119,047

Kuo N, O’Brien-Coon D, Ketcha M, Asoni A, Prince J, Chen L, Boctor E, Rosson G

Cationic Polymer Systems for Selective Bacterial Capture
Patent # US2015/29498

O’Brien-Coon D, Sinha A, Manabe Y, Lamichhane G, Neira H, Mao H, Mistry H, Chopra A, Jiang X

15/209,082
Patent # Microcavity-Containing Polymeric Medical Devices for Enhanced Ultrasonic Echogenicity

O’Brien-Coon D, Narrow D

Amphiphilic Siloxane Elastomer Coating For A Flexible Anti-Fog Transparent Facemask
Patent # 62/381650

O’Brien-Coon D, Benkoski J, Narrow D

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2010
  • American College of Surgeons, 2013
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