Melissa Engel, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Melissa Engel

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-0644

Fax 612-624-8176

Mailing Address:
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-401
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Neonatology

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” ( 2021)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctor” (2020)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctor” (2020, 2021)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctor for Women” (2021)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Rising Star Edition” (2021)



Pediatric Specialty Care- MIDB Clinic;University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Interests

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

Hospital Privileges

M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital; M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview; M Health Fairview St. John’s Hospital; M Health Fairview Woodwinds Hospital; M Health Fairview Lakes Hospital Children’s Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics - Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses; Children’s Minnesota - Mercy campus; Ridgeview Medical Center; Regions; Lakeview Hospital