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Patricia Jean O'Malley, MD

  • Unit Chief Emerita, Pediatric Emergency Services
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Service


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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.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Injury prevention / Child abuse
  • Palliative care
  • Emergency medical service (EMS)
Medical Education
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Dr. 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).

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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

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News & Events


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Pediatric Emergency Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-4427
Fax: 617-726-3231

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