Melena Bellin, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Melena Bellin

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-5409

Fax 612-626-5262

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

Additional Locations


  • Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center - Pediatric Specialty Clinic
  • Explorer Clinic: Pediatric Specialty Care
  • Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


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.


  • Endocrinology

Awards & Recognition

  • Albert D. and Eva J. Corniea Chair (2021)
  • Academy for Excellence in Team Science Inductee, University of Minnesota (2020)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Department of Health and Human Services, United States Government (2019)
  • Innovator in Translational Research Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2014, 2016-2018, 2021, 2022)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2015-2016)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2013)


Research Summary/Interests

Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant, Chronic Pancreatitis



  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics
  • Transplant Surgery


Pediatric Specialty Care-Discovery Clinic;Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic;Surgery Clinic;Transplant Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology

Clinical Interests

Chronic Pancreatitis, TPIAT, T1DM, General Endocrine

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center



View Dr. Bellin's talk on Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Pancreatitis in Children