Melinda Chen, MD

Position title: Assistant Professor

Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Division of Global Pediatrics
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 263-1203

Melinda Chen


BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin
Residency, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minnesota
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Activities

Dr. Melinda Chen is assistant professor (CHS) in the Divisions of Endocrinology and Diabetes and Global Pediatrics. Her main interests include clinical care, global health, and education. Chen’s global health work includes development of a pediatric endocrinology curriculum currently in use at the University of Rwanda in Kigali. In addition, she is on the PREP Editorial Board for Pediatric Endocrinology.

Clinical Interests

Chen practices general endocrinology and diabetology, with a special interest in the Turner Syndrome population. She leads a Turner Syndrome multidisciplinary clinic that allows her patients to streamline their clinical care.

Research Interests

Chen’s current academic work involves development and delivery of a pediatric endocrinology curriculum for the University of Rwanda. She works collaboratively with colleagues at Stanford University, Rwanda Military Hospital, and University of Rwanda to ensure that pediatric residents have access to high quality and locally relevant endocrinology education to improve the quality of endocrine care within the country long term.