Melanie A. Wellington, M.D., Ph.D.

Melanie A. Wellington, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-5944

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Professional Bio

Dr. Wellington received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Brown University. She then went to Duke University, where she earned a Masters of Science in Cell Biology and her MD. She then came to Rochester where she completed a residency in Pediatrics. After her residency, Dr. Wellington worked for a year in Gallup, NM, as an attending pediatrician with the Indian Health Service and the Navajo Nation. She then returned to Rochester, where she combined her fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases with graduate studies, leading to her earning a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. Her current research efforts grew out of her graduate work, and she is now serving as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics.

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Wellington is a board certified specialist in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Her clinical focus is to provide care for children with or at risk for serious infections. When not caring for patients, Dr. Wellington performs research investigating how the body defends itself against fungal infections.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Junior Faculty/Post-doctoral Fellow Travel Award | American Society for Microbiology Conference 2008
Morning Report MVP Award | Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong 2007 - 2008
Morning Report MVP Award | Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong 2006 - 2007
Strong Children's Research Center Research Development Award | Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong 2006 - 2007
Young Investigator Award, FEBS Advanced Lecture Course | La Colle sur Loup, France 2005 - 2005

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatric Infectious Diseases - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

PhD | Microbiology and Immunology | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry2005
MD | Medicine | Duke University School of Medicine1995
MS | Biology | Duke University1994
ScB | Biology | Brown University1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office08/01/1999 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1996 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996