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
  • Palliative care
Medical Education
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Patricia O'Malley, formerly an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine and now Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at MGHfC, 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) and is faculty in the pediatric track of Palliative Care Education and Practice of the Harvard Center for Palliative Care.

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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Pediatric Palliative Care
175 Cambridge St
Suite 523
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-9079
Fax: 617-726-5961