Melissa M. Lestini, MD

Melissa  M. Lestini, MD

Melissa Lestini, MD, is an attending neonatologist at CHOP at Virtua Voorhees and CHOP at Virtua Memorial Hospital.

Locations: CHOP at Virtua Voorhees; CHOP at Virtua Memorial
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Melissa Murray Lestini, MD, is an attending physician of Neonatology in The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Neonatal Care Network at Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Mount Holly.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, she was awarded a pre-Intranural Research Training Award Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. From there, she went on to receive her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Lestini completed her pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and her Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Internship

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Residency

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Biology and Psychology - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist, CHOP Newborn Care at Virtua

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2012

Ouyang M, Young MB, Lestini MM, Schutsky K, Thomas SA. Redundant catecholamine signaling consolidates fear memory via phospholipase C. J Neurosci. 2012 Feb 8;32(6):1932-41. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5231-11.2012. Read the abstract