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Patricia Jean O'Malley, MD

Unit Chief Emerita, Pediatric Emergency Services

Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Service

Patricia Jean O'Malley, M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-643-4427
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
Pediatric emergency medicine
Injury prevention / Child abuse
Palliative care
Emergency medical service (EMS)
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Patricia O'Malley, an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, received her M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at MGH.  Dr. O'Malley has done several fellowships:  in anesthesia and intensive care at Children's Hospital Medical Center; in clinical pastoral education at MGH; and in palliative care at MGH.  Dr. O'Malley is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. O'Malley has consulted to the federal program on Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), and the Massachusetts state Office of EMS, promoting many educational and policy goals for the emergency care of children As chair of the MA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) subcommittee on pediatric emergency medicine, Dr. O'Malley developed a manual on office based emergencies for primary care providers, used by the 2002 national AAP annual conference in a workshop on office readiness. She is lead author on the Pediatrics policy statement and technical report regarding Death of a Child in the Emergency Department.

Dr. O'Malley serves as national faculty for the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care (IPPC) and was invited by the MA Department of Public Health to provide training to staff for new MA state program in pediatric palliative care. She is the pediatric representative to the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) initiative to integrate palliative care principles into emergency care. (IPAL-EM).


Dr. O'Malley has worked on numerous research projects involving pediatric emergency care, violence and trauma, and pediatric palliative care.

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Pediatric Emergency Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-643-4427
Fax: 617-726-3231