Melena Bellin

Professor, Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Department of Surgery
Preceptor, Medical Scientist Training Program (Combined MD/PhD Training Program)
Faculty, PhD Program in Integrative Biology and Physiology
Pediatric Endocrinologist


Dr. Bellin completed her pediatric residency and pediatric endocrine fellowship training at the University of Minnesota, and joined the faculty in 2009, with a joint appointment in Pediatrics and Surgery. Dr. Bellin's research focus is islet transplantation (transplantation of the insulin producing cells of the pancreas) for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and for patients who have their pancreas removed to treat severe chronic pancreatitis. She provides care for children with diabetes or general endocrine disorders at M Health Maple Grove Clinic and for islet transplant recipients at the University site.

Research Summary

Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant, Chronic Pancreatitis

Clinical Summary

Chronic Pancreatitis, TPIAT, T1DM, General Endocrine


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Best Doctors in America®
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” , Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Innovator in Translational Research Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Department of Health and Human Services, United States Government
Academy for Excellence in Team Science Inductee, University of Minnesota
Albert D. and Eva J. Corniea Chair



Pediatric Endocrinology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454