Misty Melendi, MD is a Neonatologist at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and Maine Neonatology Associates, and is the Division Director of Neonatology and Associate Medical Director of Angel Transport.  She received her medical degree from Rutgers Medical School and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Yale University and a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was chief fellow.  Prior to becoming Division Director in 2020, she was the Medical Director of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Maine Medical Center.

Dr. Melendi’s clinical interests include care of the micro-premature infant, neonatal neuro-critical care, neonatal resuscitation, improvement of neonatal care in rural communities, and telemedicine.  She enjoys teaching and bringing simulation, telehealth and education to community partners.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time exploring nature in Maine with her family.

Scholarship Areas of Interest: neonatal therapeutic hypothermia, the use of telemedicine to eliminate outcome disparities for rural-born newborns, neonatal resuscitation, simulation and tele-simulation, and quality improvement

Project Name (Collaboration with Allison Zanno): Simulation and Telesimulation for Neonatal Resuscitation Training in Rural Community Hospitals