Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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Melissa Ryan

Melissa RyanCurrent Appointment

Pediatric nurse practitioner


I have worked at Kirch Center since 2008. I have worked at University of Rochester since 1999 (with exception of working in Charlotte, NC for three years). I worked in cognitive behavioral neurology with children with ADHD, OCD, and Tourette syndrome/tic disorders at my first NP job. I saw patients in clinic to manage medications and also worked as a study coordinator and clinician on both industry funded and NIH funded studies (focusing on Tourette syndrome, ADHD, and depression).  I worked in pediatric neurology in private practice care in Charlotte, NC. I saw patients with seizure disorders, genetic disorders, migraine headaches, ADHD, and various other neuro-developmental diagnoses. One of the doctors I worked with was board certified in pediatric neurology and sleep medicine so I learned about pediatric sleep and disorders.  I would interpret sleep study results and assist families on next steps and sleep hygiene counseling.

Patient Care Profile

I enjoy working with families on psychopharmacology and identifying associated resources and behavioral interventions to assist them. I greatly enjoy working with children with autism spectrum disorders and genetic disorders. I equally enjoy my time working on studies.


  • 2004, University of Rochester, Master of Science in Nursing
  • 2001, St. John Fisher College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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