Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd

Director, Education Section of General and Community Pediatrics

Associate Program Director, Primary Care Track and Community Pediatrics

Director, Master Educator Fellowship

Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4506

Fax: 513-636-7247


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Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics


Melissa Klein, MD, is an assistant professor of general and community pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. She completed her medical training at Albany Medical College and her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her main interests are medical education, specifically related to teaching residents how to address social determinants of child health in clinical settings. She is involved in education within the institution as one of the associate program directors of the Pediatric Residency Program and the Education Section Director in Division of General and Community Pediatrics.

Dr. Klein is also interested in investigating and addressing health disparities. As part of this role, she serves as one of the physician champions for the Child HeLP, the Medical-Legal Partnership serving patients in the pediatric primary care centers. She is also involved a program, collaborating with the FreeStore FoodBank, to reduce food insecurity in infants seeking care in the outpatient primary care center.

Education and Training

MD: Albany Medical Center, Albany NY, 1995.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, 1995-1998.

Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, 1998-1999.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1999; recertification, 2006.


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Affordable Care Act Primary Care Residency Expansion (PCRE) Program. Principal Investigator. Health Resources and Services Administration. Oct 2010 - Oct 2015. #T89HP20766.

Public Health Service Act, Title VII. Health Resources and Services Administration. Principal Investigator. Oct 2011 - Oct 2016. #D55HP23195.