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Professor Infectious Diseases

Location (Faculty):
KMCWC - 1319 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826


Marian Melish, M.D. is a world-renowned infectious disease specialist and was selected by a national publication as one of the top 100 physicians in the USA. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, where she majored in English and Chemistry. She graduated from Yale Medical School and did her pediatric residency in infectious disease at the University of Rochester, in Rocherster New York. She has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and textbooks. She has lectured at many national meetings and has been a visiting professor at other pediatrics programs. She is the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease in the Department of Pediatrics. While her academic, research and teaching accomplishments are mostly to the field of pediatric infectious disease, she is also board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. She is closely involved in the residency selection and recruitment process for the Department of Pediatrics. She is regarded as a highly knowledgeable clinician and an excellent teacher of residents and medical students. The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is fortunate to have a physician of such high regard amongst our group. For KMCWC, she is the chairman of the Infection Control Committee.
Research interests:
Kawasaki disease, Staphylococcal infections. Publications:
Chua PK, Melish ME, Yu Q, Yanagihara R, Yamamoto K, Nerurkar VR. Elevated Levels of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 and Tissue inhibitor of Metalloproteinase I During Acute Phase of Kawasaki Disease. Clin Diag Lab Immunol; 10:308-317. 2003/2004

Melish ME. Fever. In: Yamamoto LG, Patrinos ME, Okamoto J, Inaba AS, Yamashiroya VK (eds). Case Based Pediatrics For Medical Students and Resident; 151-156. 2004/2005

Melish ME, Yamamoto KS. Kawasaki Disease. In: Yamamoto LG, Patrinos ME, Okamoto J, Inaba AS, Yamashiroya VK (eds). Case Based Pediatrics For Medical Students and Residents; 196-198. 2004/2005

Burns J, Melish ME. Efficacy of Anti Tumor Necrosis Factor Chimeric Monoclonal Antibody in Treatment of Kawasaki Disease Resistant to intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy. American heart Association Meeting, Orlando, FL. 2002/2003


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