Researchers > Dr. Melvin Morse
Melvin L Morse MD FAAP graduated with academic honors from George Washington University School of Medicine. He interned in Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco, and then completed a residency in Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital. He has a two year fellowship in Hematology/Oncology studying brain tumors and leukemia, also at Seattle Children's Hospital He has a one year fellowship in Behavioral Pediatrics. His near death research was the result of his winning a National Service Research Award.
Melvin L. Morse is recognized in Woodword-White's Best Doctors in America as one of the top pediatricians in the country. He has a busy private practice in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, USA. Dr. Morse has researched near death experiences in children and adults for over 15 years. He is married and has five children.
Dr. Morse's research has been featured in documentaries in the U.S. and other countries. He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Turning Point, The Tom Snyder Show, the Larry King Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, and Unsolved Mysteries, and has been the subject of lengthy profiles in the Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. He has numerous scientific publications on death-related visions, including The Lancet and the American Medical Association’s Pediatric Journal.
Morse's first book, Closer to the Light, was an international best seller and is published in 38 countries and 19 languages. It explored the near death experiences of children. His best-selling second book, Transformed by the Light, is a long term follow up of these children as adults, and documents the physical and psychological transformations resulting from near death experiences. His third book, Parting Visions, documents the entire range of spiritual visions associated with death and dying, including premonitions of death and after death visitations. It focuses on how we can use these experiences to help us to understand death, grief, and the often overlooked spiritual miracles in everyday life.