Melissa Hurwitz, MD

Education
Fellowship, 6/2004 - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University
Internship/Residency, 6/2000 - Pediatrics, Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA
M.D., 05/1997 - Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
B.A., 6/1992 - Psychology, UCLA
Honors and Awards
  • Laura Bachrach Faculty Mentor Award of Excellence, LPCH, Stanford University, 2018
  • Pediatric Clerkship Teaching Honor Roll, Letter of Distinction, LPCH, Stanford University, 2016-2017
  • Pediatric Clerkship Teaching Honor Roll, LPCH, Stanford University, 2015-2016
  • Recipient, Outstanding Fellow of the Year, LPCH, Stanford University, 2004
  • Recipient, Young Investigator Award, American Transplant Congress, 2003
  • Recipient, Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Research Award, Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA, 2000
Publications
  1. Open-label prospective therapeutic clinical trials: oral vancomycin in children and adults with primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  2. Prenatal treatment of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency.
  3. Human hepatic organoids for the analysis of human genetic diseases.
  4. Neonatology: Clinical Practice and Procedures
  5. Intermediate-term outcomes after combined heart-liver transplantation in children with a univentricular heart.
  6. Evaluation of ethanol lock therapy in pediatric patients on long-term parenteral nutrition.
  7. Impact of immunosuppression on the development of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viremia after pediatric liver transplantation.
  8. Acute liver failure in a pediatric patient with disseminated tuberculosis.
  9. Analysis of clinical variables associated with tolerance in pediatric liver transplant recipients.
  10. Increased number of regulatory T cells in children with eosinophilic esophagitis.
  11. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics
  12. Nutrition in Pediatrics
  13. Complete immunosuppressive withdrawal as a uniform approach to post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in pediatric liver transplantation.
  14. Copper deficiency during parenteral nutrition: a report of four pediatric cases.
  15. Gastroenterologia e Hepatologia em Pediatria
  16. Evaluation of the use of botulinum toxin in children with achalasia.