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 SchoolMD - The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH InternshipPediatrics - Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA ResidencyPediatrics - Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA FellowshipNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationNeonatal-Perinatal MedicinePediatricsUndergraduate DegreeBA in Biology and Psychology - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Titles and Academic Titles Attending Neonatologist, CHOP Newborn Care at Virtua Departments and Services Division of Neonatology Publications Papers2012 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 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.