Melissa Ellis Bennett, MD Melissa Ellis Bennett, MD, is the medical director of the Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) 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 SchoolMD - Pennsylvania State College of Medicine at Hershey, Hershey, PA ResidencyPediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Undergraduate DegreeBA in Molecular Biology - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Titles and Academic Titles Medical Director Departments and Services Homeless Health Initiative Awards and Honors Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship (to study community pediatrics and child abuse)First-Year Resident AwardSenior Resident Clinician Award Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.