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Melisande J. Ploutz, NP

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-1000

Office: (585) 275-1000

Fax: (585) 276-1985

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Biography

Melisande is the team coordinator for our Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center and is a vital contact for children and their families. Her years of nursing experience in the pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric surgical suite, as well as her additional training as a pediatric nurse practitioner, afford her a unique insight into the care of children and their families. She is passionate about caring for kids of all ages with clefts and craniofacial anomalies. Families can contact Melisande anytime with their questions, concerns, or worries. She is always there for our kids.

Professional Background

Melisande is the team coordinator and Nurse Practitioner for the Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center and is a vital contact for children and their families. Her years of nursing experience in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Surgical Suite, as well as her additional training as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, afford her a unique insight into the care of children and their families. Families can contact Melisande anytime with their questions, concerns, or worries.

Melisande has also completed additional training as a Registered Nurse First Assistant. In this role, she has the capability to work alongside the surgeon in the operating room providing direct patient care during the perioperative period.

Melisande received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and her Master's of Science in Nursing at the University of Rochester. She is an active member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Education

2009
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing | Case Western Reserve University
Nursing

2013
Master's of Science in Nursing | University of Rochester
Care of Children and Families/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Publications

Journal Articles

1/13/2017
Khouri JS, McCheyne MJ, Morrison CS. "#Cleft: The Use of Social Media Amongst Parents of Infants with Clefts." The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.. 2017 Jan 13; Epub 2017 Jan 13.

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