Melissa Ellis Bennett, MD

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Melissa Ellis Bennett, MD, is the medical director of the Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Background

Melissa Ellis Bennett, MD, is the medical director of the Homeless Health Initiative (HHI). Dr. Bennett graduated from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, with an AB in molecular biology, and completed medical school at The Pennsylvania State College of Medicine at Hershey, Hershey, PA. While in medical school, she was the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship to study community pediatrics and child abuse.

Dr. Bennett continued her pediatrics training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,  where she volunteered with HHI. She was honored with the Distinguished First-Year Resident Award and the Senior Resident Clinician Award at CHOP. After completing her residency in 2000, Dr. Bennett joined the faculty at CHOP as a pediatrician at the Primary Care Center at University City. She became medical director of the Homeless Health Initiative in 2001 and has focused on this role exclusively since 2006.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Pennsylvania State College of Medicine at Hershey, Hershey, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Molecular Biology - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director

Departments and Services

Awards and Honors

Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship (to study community pediatrics and child abuse)
First-Year Resident Award
Senior Resident Clinician Award