Dr. Reidy is co-chief of the Division of Palliative Care at UMass Memorial Health Care and assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass. She completed a fellowship in palliative medicine at San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care (University of California – San Diego) and served as medical director at Merrimack Valley Hospice in Lawrence, Mass, prior to her move to UMass. She is board certified in family medicine and palliative medicine. Dr. Reidy has a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism, and worked as a newspaper reporter and magazine writer prior to her medical career. She teaches extensively at national, regional and local conferences, and served as co-chair of the Hospice Medical Director Course, a national conference of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), in 2011 and 2013. She received an Arnold P. Gold Foundation scholarship to attend the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in Health Professions in 2011-2; as a result, she developed innovative curricula for teaching goals-of-care conversations using simulation at UMass Medical School. Dr. Reidy has served as physician leader for Schwartz Rounds at UMass, and she is interested in the ties between quality improvement and humanism to promote culture change in medicine. She was a UMass Quality Scholar in 2011-12, and has served on the Quality and Practice Standards Task Force for the AAHPM.