Sean Palfrey ’67

Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University/Boston Medical Center; Faculty Dean, Adams House

Sean Palfrey is a parent, teacher, practicing pediatrician, and professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Boston University/Boston Medical Center. A 1967 graduate of Harvard College, he has practiced and taught clinical medicine in Massachusetts for more than thirty years, and he spends a good deal of his time advocating for better child health programs and policies, and the prevention of illness and sadness. He served as president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and he has been a legislative advocate for child health programs and policies since the late 1970s. Sean is a global traveler and photographer, a writer of children’s fiction, an outdoorsman, and an enthusiast for wide diversity of college life at Harvard, and co-teaches the Freshman Seminar entitled “Child Health in America” with Judy.