Michelle Melicosta
Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President-Quality, Patient Safety & Professional Affairs
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Dr. Michelle Melicosta is the associate chief medical officer at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She first joined Kennedy Krieger in 2014 as a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric hospitalist in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is an assistant professor in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, pediatric pain rehabilitation and post-orthopedic surgery rehabilitation.

Dr. Melicosta received a Bachelor of Arts as well as Doctorate of Medicine degrees from Brown University. She also earned a Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.  She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in 1997. Following her residency, she worked as the director of the Adolescent Clinic at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center. She was then a pediatrician at the Whittier Street Health Center in Boston where she developed a grant winning program to integrate primary care pediatrics and mental health services.  Following her time in Massachusetts, she served as a pediatrician  for the Indian Health Service in New Mexico and the Weisbaden Army Airfield in Germany. 

Dr. Melicosta’s volunteer experience includes an internship in the Peace Corps in Swazilandand with the Self-Employed Women's Association in India.

Dr. Melicosta is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is currently a participant in the multi-center acute flaccid myelitis workgroup.