Caroline Melhado, MD

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    Tufts University, Boston, MABA, BS05/2012Anthropology and Environmental Science
    Tufts Unviersity School of Medicine, Boston, MAMD05/2018Medicine
    UCSF, San FranciscoGeneral Surgery
    UCSFMSc05/2023Masters in Clinical Research - Implementation Science

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    Caroline Melhado, MD is a general surgery resident at UCSF. She is currently in her third clinical year and plans to pursue a career in pediatric trauma surgery. Dr. Melhado has a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Tufts University and received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. She was awarded a Doris Duke International Clinical Research award and spent a year in Malawi researching surgical trauma outcomes and HIV in Pregnancy. She also was selected as a Sam Ho Justice Scholar at Tufts and researched health literacy within a non-English speaking surgical population in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Her research interests include pediatric trauma outcomes and implementation science for marginalized trauma patient populations.

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    1. Corrigendum to "Cervical Collar-Associated Pressure Injury in Pediatric Trauma Patients: A Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium Study" [J Pediatr Surg 59 (2024) 326-330]. J Pediatr Surg. 2024 Apr 09. Melhado C, Russell KW, Acker SN, Padilla BE, Lofberg K, Spurrier RG, Robinson B, Chao S, Ignacio RC, Ryan M, Jensen AR, Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium Cervical Spine Injury Study Group. PMID: 38599908.
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    2. The Sensitivity of Limited-Sequence MRI in Identifying Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury: A Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Mar 25. Melhado C, Durand R, Russell KW, Polukoff NE, Rampton J, Iyer RR, Acker SN, Koehler R, Prendergast C, Stence N, O'Neill B, Padilla BE, Jamshidi R, Vaughn JA, Ronecker JS, Selesner L, Lofberg K, Regner M, Thiessen J, Sayama C, Spurrier RG, Ross EE, Liu CJ, Chu J, McNevin K, Beni C, Robinson BRH, Linnau K, Buckley RT, Chao SD, Sabapaty A, Tong E, Prolo LM, Ignacio R, Floan Sachs G, Kruk P, Gonda D, Ryan M, Pandya S, Koral K, Braga BP, Auguste K, Jensen AR, Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium Cervical Spine Injury Study Group. PMID: 38523120.
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    3. Utility of Enteral Contrast Protocols in Pediatric Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction: A Prospective Multicenter Observational Study. Ann Surg. 2024 Jan 23. Acker SN, Ignacio R, Russell KW, Kelley-Quon L, Lofberg K, Lee J, Jensen AR, Pickett-Nairne K, Prendergast C, Iantorno SE, Thangarajah H, Patwardhan U, Melhado C, Zhong A, Padilla B, Rothstein DH, Nicassio L, Pandya S, Valencia M, Wang K, Inge TH, Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium. PMID: 38258558.
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    4. Decision-Making in Pleural Drainage Following Lung Resection in Children: A Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium Survey. J Pediatr Surg. 2024 Jan 17. Schnuck JK, Acker SN, Kelley-Quon LI, Lee JH, Shew SB, Fialkowski E, Ignacio RC, Melhado C, Qureshi FG, Russell KW, Rothstein DH, Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium. PMID: 38355336.
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    5. Factors associated with trauma recidivism in young children. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Jan 08. Stephens CQ, Melhado CG, Shui AM, Yap A, Moses W, Jensen AR, Newton C. PMID: 38189666.
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    6. Benchmarking Pediatric Trauma Care in Mixed Trauma Centers: Adult Risk-Adjusted Mortality Is Not a Reliable Indicator of Pediatric Outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2024 Mar 01; 238(3):243-251. Melhado C, Evans LL, Miskovic A, Subacius H, Nathens AB, Stein DM, Burd RS, Jensen AR. PMID: 38059567.
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    7. Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Trauma: Results of a Quality Improvement Project. J Surg Res. 2024 Mar; 295:376-384. Decker H, Schwab M, Shao S, Kaki D, Melhado C, Cuschieri J, Bongiovanni T. PMID: 38064979.
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    8. Cervical Collar-Associated Pressure Injury in Pediatric Trauma Patients: A Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium Study. J Pediatr Surg. 2024 Feb; 59(2):326-330. Melhado C, Russell KW, Acker SN, Padilla BE, Lofberg K, Spurrier RG, Robinson B, Chao S, Ignacio RC, Ryan M, Jensen AR, Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium Cervical Spine Injury Study Group. PMID: 38030530.
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    9. The Association between Pediatric Readiness and Mortality for Injured Children Treated at US Trauma Centers. Ann Surg. 2023 Oct 26. Melhado C, Remick K, Miskovic A, Patel B, Hewes HA, Newgard CD, Nathens AB, Macias C, Gray L, Yorkgitis BK, Dingeldein MW, Jensen AR. PMID: 37830240.
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    10. Outcomes of Extracorporeal Life Support Utilization for Pediatric Patients With COVID-19 Infections. ASAIO J. 2024 Feb 01; 70(2):146-153. Jacobson JC, Ryan ML, Vogel AM, Mehl SC, Acker SN, Prendergast C, Padilla BE, Lee J, Chao SD, Martin NR, Russell KW, Larsen K, Harting MT, Linden AF, Ignacio RC, Slater BJ, Juang D, Jensen AR, Melhado CG, Pelayo JC, Zhong A, Spencer BL, Gadepalli SK, Maamari M, Jimenez Valencia M, Qureshi FG, Pandya SR. PMID: 37816012.
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    11. Functional impairment associated with nonfatal pediatric firearm injuries. Surgery. 2023 09; 174(3):692-697. Melhado CG, Sullivan TM, Stephens CQ, Burd RS, Jensen AR. PMID: 37301611.
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    12. Interrater reliability of chart-based assessment of functional impairment after pediatric injury using the functional status scale. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 09 01; 95(3):391-396. Melhado CG, Kao E, Hogan-Schlientz J, Crane D, Shui AM, Stephens CQ, Evans L, Burd RS, Jensen AR. PMID: 37012628.
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    13. A mixed-methods study on end-user perceptions of transitioning to reusable surgical gowns. Surg Open Sci. 2023 Jan; 11:33-39. Yap A, Wang K, Chen E, Melhado C, Ahmad T, O'Sullivan P, Gandhi S. PMID: 36444285; PMCID: PMC9700296.
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    14. Establishing national stakeholder priorities for quality improvement in pediatric trauma care: Consensus results using a modified Delphi process. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 10 01; 93(4):467-473. Melhado CG, Yorkgitis BK, Patel B, Remick K, Macias CG, Dingeldein MW, Gray L, Jensen AR. PMID: 35713930.
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    15. Minimally invasive repair of asymmetric pectus excavatum: An alternative technique to treating asymmetric morphology. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Jun; 57(6):1079-1082. Squillaro AI, Melhado C, Ozgediz D, Idowu O, Palmer B, Kim S. PMID: 35221034.
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    16. Etiology of major limb amputations at a tertiary care centre in Malawi. Malawi Med J. 2019 12; 31(4):244-248. Grudziak J, Mukuzunga C, Melhado C, Young S, Banza L, Cairns B, Charles A. PMID: 32128034; PMCID: PMC7036427.
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    17. Prevalence and factors associated with antenatal depressive symptoms among women enrolled in Option B+ antenatal HIV care in Malawi: a cross-sectional analysis. J Ment Health. 2019 Apr; 28(2):198-205. Harrington BJ, Pence BW, John M, Melhado CG, Phulusa J, Mthiko B, Gaynes BN, Maselko J, Miller WC, Hosseinipour MC. PMID: 30270683; PMCID: PMC6440874.
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    18. Apolipoprotein E Epsilon 4 Genotype, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Med Sci (Basel). 2018 Sep 14; 6(3). Deng H, Ordaz A, Upadhyayula PS, Gillis-Buck EM, Suen CG, Melhado CG, Mohammed N, Lam T, Yue JK. PMID: 30223506; PMCID: PMC6163513.
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    19. Three-dimensional model of angiogenesis: coculture of human retinal cells with bovine aortic endothelial cells in the NASA bioreactor. Tissue Eng. 2003 Oct; 9(5):893-908. Dutt K, Sanford G, Harris-Hooker S, Brako L, Kumar R, Sroufe A, Melhado C. PMID: 14633374.
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