Melissa Engel

Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Melissa Engel, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. She received her MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities, completed residency in pediatrics at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and returned to the state for her Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She is the medical director of the Cardiovascular Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Clinic, which focuses on early childhood development for infants with critical congenital heart disease that requires surgery. Her research interests include state-wide Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening and neurodevelopmental outcomes for children with congenital heart disease. In addition, Melissa is the liaison for the University of Minnesota's membership in CNOC—the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative—which aims to improve early childhood development with international collaboration for ongoing research in critical congenital heart diseases and subsequent medical therapies.

Clinical Summary

Neonatology; Congenital Heart Disease; Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in premature infants and infants with Congenital Heart Disease


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine , American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Minnesota Monthly “Rising Star Edition”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctor for Women”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctor”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctor”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



Pediatric Neonatology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-401
Minneapolis, MN 55454