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.
His interest in near-death experiences evolved from his experiences working in Critical Care Medicine at Seattle Children\'s Hospital; he published the first description of a child\'s near-death experience in medical literature and was funded by the National Cancer Institute to complete the first case control prospective study in near-death experiences. He was the head of the Seattle Study, the largest study in adults of the transformative aspects of the near-death experience to date.
Dr. Morse 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 is the recipient of a National Service Research Award and spent two years studying brain tumors and leukemia, also at Seattle Children�s Hospital.
He divides his time between his private practice of medicine and his teaching responsibilities. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Washington, and developed the Pediatric teaching program for the Family Practice residency program at Valley General Hospital. He has won numerous teaching awards. Dr. Morse was a founder of the Pediatric Interim Care Center, one of the nation�s first therapeutic foster homes for infants affected by prenatal exposure to cocaine.
Dr. Morse\'s research has been featured in documentaries in Japan, Australia, France, Canada, England, and the United States. 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.
In his newest book, Where God Lives (Harper Collins, 2000), Dr. Morse reveals the area of the brain that is our biological link to the universe and shows us the secret of tapping into the universal energy to achieve healing, personal peace, and transcendence.
\“Melvin Morse\'s, Where God Lives, ushers in new research on near-death experiences for the twenty-first century. It is an astonishing synthesis of medical, philosophical, and spiritual knowledge about life, the mind, and the afterlife.\” -Raymond A. Moody, Ph.D, M.D. \“Melvin Morse has proven to be one of our most creative thinkers, a rare scientist who can not only evaluate the objective evidence but also comprehend its larger implications. In this book, he combines his own compelling personal experience with supporting scientific evidence to argue that there is a God Spot in our brains that allows us to interact with the spiritual universe. Morse proposes that the lesson of NDEs is that we don\'t have to die to be with God, and in this book he shows us how.\” -Bruce Greyson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, U of Virginia.
\“Dr. Morse is one of the most informed and honest scientists currently studying the near-death experience. His careful analysis of children who have had a Nde gives him a unique understanding of how the traditionally divergent roads of science and spirituality will come together to reassure and edify us all.\” -Betty J. Eadie, author of Embraced by the Light