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

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Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Expertise: Abdominoplasty, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Blepharoplasty, Botox, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Chest Masculinization, Craniofacial Injuries, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery , Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Cutaneous Oncology, Cutaneous Surgery, Dermal Fillers, Dermatologic Surgery, Facelift, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Fracture Reconstruction, Facial Implants , Facial Surgery, Facial Trauma Reconstructive Surgery, Feminizing Rhinoplasty, Flaps, Forehead Bony Recontouring, Forehead Feminization, Gender Affirmation Surgery, General Reconstruction, Genioplasty, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Injectibles, Jaw and Chin Recontouring, Liposuction, Mastectomy, Maxillofacial Surgery, Microvascular Phalloplasty, Mohs Surgery, Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty, Phalloplasty, Plastic Surgery, Radial Forearm Phalloplasty, Reconstruction After Cancer, Revision Rhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Skin Cancer Surgery, Tracheal Shave, Transgender Breast Augmentation, Transgender Health, Urethral Lengthening Phalloplasty, Vaginoplasty ...read more

Research Interests: Tissue engineering; Regenerative medicine; Materials science for customized surgical applications; Clinical outcomes and novel techniques in gender surgery; Analysis of disparities in transgender healthcare ...read more

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1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7495

Background

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

His primary clinical interests include gender affirmation surgery for transgender patients, as well as cosmetic surgery, facial trauma and complex surgical reconstruction including reconstructive microsurgery. He is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health and leads a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing comprehensive, gender affirming care to transgender patients.

Dr. O’Brien Coon has published over 50 publications and received numerous awards, including the BioMaryland LIFE (Leading Innovative Faculty Entrepreneurs) award and is a two-time recipient of the D. Ralph Millard award from the Plastic Surgery Foundation for best scientific plastic surgery manuscript. He 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. His clinical research focuses on studies to improve the delivery and outcomes of transgender health care. He directs a basic science research laboratory within the Translational Tissue Engineering Center that focuses on materials science and tissue engineering for surgical applications.

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Titles

  • Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
  • 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 and clinical outcomes research in transgender health care.

Lab

Dr. O'Brien-Coon directs a basic science research laboratory within the Translational Tissue Engineering Center that focuses on materials science and tissue engineering for surgical applications.

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

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

O’Brien-Coon D, Narrow D

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

O’Brien-Coon D, Benkoski J, Narrow D

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • $10K First Prize Winner, NCIIA BMEidea (Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship) Award
  • 2017 Dr. Chi-Tsuing Su Memorial Award for Best Research for “Machine Learning-Based Classification Via Large-Scale Data Mining For Discovery Of Medications Associated With Microvascular Surgery Complications”
  • Outstanding Paper Presentation Award, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • 2015 Dr. Chi-Tsuing Su Memorial Award for Best Research for “Indications for Repair of Pediatric Orbital Fractures”
  • 2013 Innovator of the Year Award, Maryland Daily Record
  • Medtronic Bioengineering Fellowship
  • 1st Place Clinical Presentation, Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting
  • Best Clinical Presentation, Robert H. Ivy/Ohio Valley/Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons Combined Annual Meeting
  • Bert O’Malley Award for Best Scholarly Endeavor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Ross H. Musgrave Plastic Surgery Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • BioMaryland LIFE (Leading Innovative Faculty Entrepreneurs) Award

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, 2013
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