Heather Finlay-Morreale, MD, Pediatrics, Sterling, MA


PediatricsSterling, MA

Pediatrician, UMass

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  • Dr. Heather Finlay-Morreale is a pediatrician in Sterling, MA. She received her MD from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has been in practice 7 years. She is experienced in pediatrics, healthcare social media, and mental health. She is an essayist on doctoring and chronic pain/chronic illness/disability featured in KevinMD, Pharos, Psychology Today, the Mighty, JAMA Neurology, Yahoo Life, and Doximity.
  • Children are Suffering In Silence and What Pediatricians Can Do About It

    Interview with PedChat

    Meet Heather Finlay-Morreale, MD

    Watch my UMass You Tube video.

Education & Training

  • Tufts Medical Center
    Tufts Medical CenterResidency
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    University of Cincinnati College of MedicineMedicalSchool

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2013 - 2021
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 2nd Place Helen H. Glaser Essay in Humanism in Medicine AOA Pharos, 2208
  • Ell Scholar Northeastern University, 1994-1998

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Case 4: 18-year-old Young Man with Chest Pressure, Shortness of Breath, Fatigue, and Hyponatremia  
    Finlay-Morreale, Heather, Pediatrics in Review, 12/1/2018

Books/Book Chapters

Authored Content

  • A Pain Diagnosis JourneyJune 2020
  • How COVID-19 Impacts People with DisabilitiesMay 2020
  • When You Live with the Bear: The Effects of Childhood Toxic StressJanuary 2020
  • How to Make Room for Religion in the Clinical EncounterDecember 2019
  • The Re-Education of a Physician into the School of PainSeptember 2019
  • Are People Who Use Opioids Treated like AIDS Patients Were in the 1980s?June 2019
  • Painting the PainFebruary 2019
  • I Saw Music Heal Others, Then It Healed MeNovember 2018
  • We Shouldn’t Have to Tweet Our TraumaJune 2018
  • Being Mindful for the ZebrasApril 2018
  • A Different Kind of Case Study — with the Doctor as the PatientJanuary 2018
  • The AAP : Stepping up for Kids Facing Gun ViolenceSeptember 2017
  • Photoscreening for Kids’ Vision Loss: The Time Has ComeAugust 2017
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Press Mentions

  • Here’s the Eczema ‘Dream Cream’ This Mom Says Drastically Healed Her Baby in 24 Hours
  • I Saw Music Heal Others, Then It Healed MeNovember 27, 2018
  • The First Time I Saw a Warm Human HeartAugust 24, 2018
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  • student member, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Curriculum committee 2006 - 2007
  • student member, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Curriculum Committee 1998 - 1999

Professional Memberships