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Melissa M. Ryan, NP

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Office: (585) 275-2986

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients


Professional Background

I'm a nationally certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who provides specialized medical care to children and teens with autism, genetic disorders, and other developmental disabilities through the Kirch Center. She has worked at the University of Rochester since 1999, and has been in Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics since 2008. Her previous experience includes work in Golisano Children's Hospital inpatient units, cognitive behavioral neurology, and pediatric neurology.

In addition to clinical care, Ms. Ryan has been involved in research studies investigating the role of medications and behavioral interventions for children with ASD and ADHD, and regularly serves as a preceptor for trainees looking to improve their skills in the care of children with developmental disabilities. She has a great deal of expertise in the use of medications to treat seizures, tics, and challenging behaviors in children with developmental disabilities.



  • Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board


Bachelor of Science | St. John Fisher College

Master of Science | University of Rochester