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Melissa Carmen Richards, M.D.

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Fax: (585) 461-3614

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My clinical interests include intrauterine growth restriction, neonatal nutrition and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Additionally, I have an interest in improving the care of neonates throughout our region through the Perinatal Outreach Program


My research interests include simulation based medical education and developing trading programs of the use of telemedicine in delivery resuscitation. I am also involved in a variety of multi-center NIH funded clinical research projects as part of our institutions work with the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.




    MD | Albany Medical Center Hospital

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
    Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Women & Childrens Hospital of Buffalo-GME

    06/28/2007 - 06/27/2009
    Residency in Pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    06/28/2006 - 06/27/2007
    Internship in Pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

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    2015 - 2017
    Paul F. Griner Dean's Teaching Fellow

    2011 - 2012
    Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award (Awarded in 2011 & 2012)

    Albany Medical College Clinical Skills Letter of Commendation

    Alpha Kappa Alpha-Siena College Honor Society

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    Journal Articles

    Adams-Chapman I, Watterberg KL, Nolen TL, Hirsch S, Cole CA, Cotten CM, Oh W, Poindexter BB, Zaterka-Baxter KM, Das A, Lacy CB, Scorsone AM, Duncan AF, DeMauro SB, Goldstein RF, Colaizy TT, Wilson-Costello DE, Purdy IB, Hintz SR, Heyne RJ, Myers GJ, Fuller J, Merhar S, Harmon HM, Peralta-Carcelen M, Kilbride HW, Maitre NL, Vohr BR, Natarajan G, Mintz-Hittner H, Quinn GE, Wallace DK, Olson RJ, Orge FH, Tsui I, Gaynon M, Hutchinson AK, He YG, Winter TW, Yang MB, Haider KM, Cogen MS, Hug D, Bremer DL, Donahue JP, Lucas WR, Phelps DL, Higgins RD, . "Neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants enrolled in myo-inositol randomized controlled trial." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.. 2021 Mar 23; Epub 2021 Mar 23.

    Kirpalani H, Bell EF, Hintz SR, Tan S, Schmidt B, Chaudhary AS, Johnson KJ, Crawford MM, Newman JE, Vohr BR, Carlo WA, D'Angio CT, Kennedy KA, Ohls RK, Poindexter BB, Schibler K, Whyte RK, Widness JA, Zupancic JAF, Wyckoff MH, Truog WE, Walsh MC, Chock VY, Laptook AR, Sokol GM, Yoder BA, Patel RM, Cotten CM, Carmen MF, Devaskar U, Chawla S, Seabrook R, Higgins RD, Das A, . "Higher or Lower Hemoglobin Transfusion Thresholds for Preterm Infants." The New England journal of medicine.. 2020 Dec 31; 383(27):2639-2651.

    "Phelps D, Watterberg K, Nolen T, et al for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network; Polin RA (steering committee chair) Keszler M, Hensman A, Carmen M, et al for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network Group Byline. The Effects of Myo-inositol on Type 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity Among Preterm Infants <28 weeks Gestational Age. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018". 2018; .