Melissa F. Carmen, M.D.

Melissa F. Carmen, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 651
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-6098
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Research Bio

My research interests include intrauterine growth restriction and how this entity may affect an infant later in life. I am interested in how maternal nutrition during pregnancy as well as post-natal nutrition may have effects on physiology and disease both in the neonatal period and later in life. I am also interested in neonatal resuscitation, specifically maximizing the benefits of chest compressions during resuscitation and developing real-time tools to assess the effectiveness of chest compressions during resuscitation.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award (Awarded in 2011 & 2012) 2011 - 2012
Albany Medical College Clinical Skills Letter of Commendation 2004
Alpha Kappa Alpha-Siena College Honor Society 2002

Recent Journal Articles

2014 May
Carmen, Melissa F. "Magnesium Sulfate as a Neuroprotector." Peri-FACTS Academy: Obstetric and Fetal Monitoring Course. 2014; Case # 1088.
Lakshminrusimha, S; Carmen, M; Stuewe, S; Goldsmith, J. "The Evolution of Management of Late Preterm and Term Neonates with Hypoxic Respiratory Failure: A Survey of Present Practices". The e-Journal of Neonatology Research. 2012; .

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology (SMD) - Primary


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Albany Medical College2006
BA | Biology, with a minor in History | Siena College2002

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
Residency in Pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center/University of Connecticut06/28/2007 - 06/27/2009
Internship in Pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center/University of Connecticut06/28/2006 - 06/27/2007