Melissa Hurwitz, MD

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
  1. Ali AH, Damman J, Shah SB, Davies Y, Hurwitz M, Stephen M, Lemos LM, Carey EJ, Lindor KD, Buness CW, Alrabadi L, Berquist WE, Cox KL. Open-label prospective therapeutic clinical trials: oral vancomycin in children and adults with primary sclerosing cholangitis. 2020. PMID: 32633158

  2. Wilnai Y, Blumenfeld YJ, Cusmano K, Hintz SR, Alcorn D, Benitz WE, Berquist WE, Bernstein JA, Castillo RO, Concepcion W, Cowan TM, Cox KL, Lyell DJ, Esquivel CO, Homeyer M, Hudgins L, Hurwitz M, Palma JP, Schelley S, Akula VP, Summar ML, Enns GM. Prenatal treatment of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. 2018. PMID: 29396029

  3. Guan Y, Xu D, Garfin PM, Ehmer U, Hurwitz M, Enns G, Michie S, Wu M, Zheng M, Nishimura T, Sage J, Peltz G. Human hepatic organoids for the analysis of human genetic diseases. 2017. PMID: 28878125

  4. Burgis J, Hurwitz M. Neonatology: Clinical Practice and Procedures 2015. PMID:

  5. Hollander SA, Reinhartz O, Maeda K, Hurwitz M, N Rosenthal D, Bernstein D. Intermediate-term outcomes after combined heart-liver transplantation in children with a univentricular heart. 2013. PMID: 23415318

  6. Pieroni KP, Nespor C, Ng M, Garcia M, Hurwitz M, Berquist WE, Kerner JA. Evaluation of ethanol lock therapy in pediatric patients on long-term parenteral nutrition. 2012. PMID: 23232749

  7. Whitney J, Hurwitz M, Mojtahed A, Hwang C, Gallo A. Acute liver failure in a pediatric patient with disseminated tuberculosis. 2011. PMID: 21695402

  8. Talisetti A, Hurwitz M, Sarwal M, Berquist W, Castillo R, Bass D, Concepcion W, Esquivel CO, Cox K. Analysis of clinical variables associated with tolerance in pediatric liver transplant recipients. 2010. PMID: 21108705

  9. Fuentebella J, Patel A, Nguyen T, Sanjanwala B, Berquist W, Kerner JA, Bass D, Cox K, Hurwitz M, Huang J, Nguyen C, Quiros JA, Nadeau K. Increased number of regulatory T cells in children with eosinophilic esophagitis. 2010. PMID: 20639775

  10. Hurwitz M, Cox KL. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 2006. PMID:

  11. Hurwitz M, Kerner JA. Nutrition in Pediatrics 2006. PMID:

  12. Hurwitz M, Garcia MG, Poole RL, Kerner JA. Copper deficiency during parenteral nutrition: a report of four pediatric cases. 2004. PMID: 16215119

  13. Hurwitz M, Berquist WE. Gastroenterologia e Hepatologia em Pediatria 2003. PMID:

  14. Hurwitz M, Bahar RJ, Ament ME, Tolia V, Molleston J, Reinstein LJ, Walton JM, Erhart N, Wasserman D, Justinich C, Vargas J. Evaluation of the use of botulinum toxin in children with achalasia. 2000. PMID: 10817280