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Heather Sharkey, D.O.


Assistant Clinical Professor


Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 317
Biddeford Campus

Dr. Heather Sharkey began her medical career practicing on her sister with a Fisher Price medical kit. Dr. Sharkey graduated from Rutgers College with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry where she won a Howard Hughes fellowship award to perform research in cell death and degeneration on C. Elegans under the mentorship of Dr. Dewey Royal in Dr. Monica Driscoll's lab. She attended medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) and completed her Family Medicine residency and NMM/OMM plus one residency at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. While a senior resident, she was recognized by Tufts University for teaching excellence in pediatrics. Dr. Sharkey is board certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

​She was awarded the Young Osteopathic Physician of the Year Award in 2013 by the Maine Osteopathic Association.  She was recognized as a Times Record "Best of the Midcoast" Physician in 2022.  Dr. Sharkey studies Traditional Osteopathy with James Jealous, DO (2008-2021 when he passed), Donald Hankinson, DO, and Gregory Yesensky, DO.  She is on faculty for Biobasics New Hampshire classes.  She has taught Osteopathic Clinical Skills at UNE COM since 2012.  Her hobbies include being curious about lots of things, reading, writing, hiking, gardening, cooking, listening to the Portland Symphony Orchestra, watching at the Maine State Music Theater, enjoying the natural world, and spending time with friends and family.



BA: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Rutgers College

Clinical Affiliations

Private Practice: Heather A. Sharkey, D.O., P.A.
(Note the PA is professional association, not physician assistant)

Board Certifications and Licenses

Family Medicine
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in Maine

Post-Doctoral Training

Residency, Eastern Maine Medical Center
UNE COM (Bangor, Maine)