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frankAs an instructor Frank O'Brien is often credited with bringing a degree of fun to learning. He's been teaching IEC 60601-1 courses since 1996 for organizations including IEC, AAMI, UL, Quadtech, and OBCM. 

Since 1996 Frank has been on IEC committees drafting IEC 60601 standards, including the new 3rd edition of IEC 60601-1, its Amendment 1, the home care medical device collateral standard, IEC 60601-1-11, the light ion (e.g. proton) therapy equipment particular, IEC 60601-2-64, and the robotically assisted surgical equipment, IEC 60601-2-77. 

From 2004 to 2017, Frank was the principal engineer at OBCM providing consulting and testing servcies for medical device manufacturers  OBCM was a Partner Test Lab for TUV Rheinland.  From 1980 to 2004, Frank was a Manager and Senior Staff Engineer at Underwriters Laboratories, where he evaluated medical devices.  UL offices where Frank worked included Melville, NY; Offenbach, Germany (at VDE), Santa Clare, CA; and Chelmsford, MA.  

Frank is a Professional Engineer in New York State. Frank has an MS degree from Stony Brook University in Technology Management, including MBA courses macro economics and financial accounting, and a BS degree from Clarkson University in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Frank and his wife split their time between homes in Lowell, MA, USA, and Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Ireland.