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Melissa Lerman, MD, PhD, MSCE

Attending Physician

Instructor in Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


2011, CHOP Research Poster Day Award

2010, American College of Rheumatology Research Education Foundation (ACR REF) Scientist Development Award

2009-2011, University of Pennsylvania Pharmaco-epidemiology T32

2008-2009, ACR REF Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award

2002, Keystone Symposia Scholarship

2000-2003, NIH Predoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Training Grant, The Wistar Institute

2001, Goldie Simon Summer Preceptorship Award, Lupus Foundation, Southeastern PA

1998-2000, MSTP appointee, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine MD/PhD Program

1996-1998, Franklin Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine MD/PhD Program

1996, DuPuy Award for Scholarship, Yale College



Lieberman SM, Lerman MA, Burnham JM. Joint complaints. In: Shah SS, editor. Pediatric practice: infectious disease. New York: McGraw Hill Medical; 2008. p. 95-101.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and institutional committees

2010, Adverse Drug Reactions Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


2010, Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)

Original Papers


Naidu A, Lerman MA. Clinical pathologic conference case 3: nodular fasciitis. Head Neck Pathol. 2011 Sep;5(3):276-80. Epub 2011 Aug 23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21861079. Read the abstract

Lerman M, Burnham J, Behrens E. 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3 limits monocyte maturation in lupus sera. Lupus. 2011 Jun;20(7):749-53. Epub 2011 Mar 29. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21447602. Read the abstract

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