A photo of S. Melissa Magness.

Nurse Practitioner, Heart Institute


Board Certified

About Me


Melissa has a long experience in working in pediatric cardiology as a nurse and most recently as a nurse practitioner. She has extensive experience in cardiac critical care. Most recently she has a special interest in caring children with pulmonary hypertension and their families. Melissa continues to partner with Dr. Russel Hirsch and Michelle Cash, CNP, in their clinical and research endeavors to improve care for children with pulmonary hypertension.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiology; pulmonary arterial hypertension

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Hypertension, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD

My Education

MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

BSN: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1991.

Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care, 2012; Ohio Board of Nursing, 1991.