Edward P. Doherty Jr of W. Peabody, formerly of Chelsea received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Worcester during a ceremony held on the medical school campus on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Edward Jr. is the son of Ret. Chelsea Fire Captain Edward P. and Linda A. Doherty of W. Peabody and his brother Matthew of Chelsea. Edward Jr. is the grandson of proud grandmothers Pauline M. (Quigley) Doherty of Chelsea and Marilyn (Honey) Klimarchuk of Chelsea.
On June 8, a celebration of Dr. Doherty’s achievement was held at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield, MA with family and friends.
Dr. Doherty earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Boston University in 2007. A graduate of Malden Catholic High School with National Honors, Dr. Doherty attended the Assumption School in Chelsea and is a recipient of Boys Scouts highest award of Eagle Scout.
Following graduation, Dr. Doherty will serve his residency in Anesthesiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School was created in 1962 by an act of the Massachusetts legislature to enable state residents to study medicine at an affordable cost and to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in underserved areas of the state. Located in Worcester, New England’s second largest city, the School of Medicine accepted its first class of 16 students in 1970; the school now accepts 125 students per class.