Melissa Riley

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • BS, Summa Cum Laude, Youngstown State University2001
  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Medical University2005


  • Resident, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC2005 - 2008
  • Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC2008 - 2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2005NALS/NRP
  • 2005 - 2011State Board of Medicine of Pennsylvania, MT license
  • 2008 - PresNRP Regional Instructor
  • 2008 - PresState Board of Medicine of Pennsylvania, MD license
  • 2008American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2012American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • 2013 - PresSTABLE Support Instructor
  • 2016 - PresWest Virginia Board of Medicine, MD license
  • 2020 - PresMO, Medical License

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Humanism Honor Society2004
  • Pediatric Resident Excellence in Neonatology Award, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh2008
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Quality Week, First Prize for Poster, “Reducing LOS for Neonates with Gastroschisis”2014
  • Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation Grant for Tecotherm device2016
  • Best Faculty Abstract Submission, Children’s Hospital and Neonatal Consortium Annual Research and Quality Symposium2017
  • Jon F Watchko Fellowship Mentoring Award2017
  • UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Quality Week, People’s Choice Award, “Pass the Sugar and Hand Down the Ventilation for Neonatal Perioperative Communication”2019

Recent Publications view all (6)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Novel NLRC4 Mutation Causes a Syndrome of Perinatal Autoinflammation With Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, Hepatosplenomegaly, Fetal Thrombotic Vasculopathy, and Congenital Anemia and Ascites. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2017;20(6):498-505. PMID:28403691 
  2. Infant Botulism in the Very Young Neonate: A Case Series. AJP Rep. 2017;7(3):e163-e166. PMCID:PMC5536996  PMID:28765793 
  3. IL-23 induces IL-22 and IL-17 production in response to Chlamydia muridarum genital tract infection, but the absence of these cytokines does not influence disease pathogenesis. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2013;70(6):472-84. PMCID:PMC3852156  PMID:24238108 
  4. Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins with a wide spectrum of extrapulmonary manifestations. Pathol Int. 2013;63(10):519-21. PMID:24147432 
  5. Novel FOXF1 mutations in sporadic and familial cases of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misaligned pulmonary veins imply a role for its DNA binding domain. Hum Mutat. 2013;34(6):801-11. PMCID:PMC3663886  PMID:23505205 
  6. The recall response induced by genital challenge with Chlamydia muridarum protects the oviduct from pathology but not from reinfection. Infect Immun. 2012;80(6):2194-203. PMCID:PMC3370586  PMID:22431649 
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