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Wed, Nov 16



Dr.Monique Tello. Physician, Author, Mother. Writing about health, wellness and the pursuit of balance.

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Nov 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


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About Dr. Tello

I’m a lot of things, but mostly I’m an internal medicine physician, medical communicator, writer, and mother based in Boston, Massachusetts.

I graduated from medical school over twenty years ago. I survived residency, rejuvenated during fellowship, and then persevered as a busy clinician/ instructor/ researcher at a major academic medical center for thirteen years. I recently shifted into medical communications/ medical affairs at an immuno-oncology biotechnology firm, and every day feels full and fulfilling.

My writing has encompassed my many passions. As a medical resident at Yale/ New Haven Hospital, I participated in the first and second Yale Internal Medicine Writer's Workshops under Abraham Verghese, Richard Seltzer, and Anna Reisman; I then contributed two ‘darkly reflective’ chapters about my training experience to a compilation titled The Real Life of an Internist (Kaplan 2009). For a long time, I wrote about balancing being a mother and a doctor, blogging at the group blog Mothers In Medicine and contributing to the Mothers in Medicine book (Springer 2018). Inspired by my own physical transformation, I became a regular contributor at the Harvard Health Blog covering mostly nutrition, fitness, and self-care; I then became board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine, and co-founded/ co-directed our hospital’s Healthy Lifestyle Program. My diet and lifestyle change guide Healthy Habits for Your Heart (Adams Media/ Simon and Schuster) was published in December 2018. Along the way, I’ve also covered myriad medical, public health, and social issues, always with a sound science-based approach. I’ve written for Scientific AmericanDoximity OpMed, the New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ Blog Kevin, MD, and more.........

Personally, I am half Latina, I speak Spanish and maintain a close relationship with our extended family in Guatemala. I’ve been married to local sports broadcaster Bob Socci since 2008, and we have two school-aged children, as well as two cats, a dog, and a snake.

No Advertisements, No Solicited Reviews.

I do not accept advertising and do not feature solicited posts nor product promotion on my blog or website. If I offer an opinion or suggestion for a service or a product, it’s an honest and objective opinion and I don’t get anything for sharing it. Bonus: No annoying ads!

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