Melissa Held, MD


Education: BS, Cornell University, 1995
MD, Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College, 1999
Residency: Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, 1999-2002
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, 2002-2005

Board Certifications

Infectious Diseases

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Medical education, professionalism, Lyme disease, global child health, tropical diseases, neonatal fever, rotavirus

Published Research

  • Bhansali P, Barrett C, Cunningham K, Lerer T, Held M. Parent Understanding of the Role of Doctors and Doctors in Training on an Inpatient Pediatric Ward. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 23 (2). 2011: 118-124.
  • Held MR, Bungiro, RD, Harrison LM, Hamza I, Cappello M. Dietary Iron Content Mediates Hookworm Pathogenesis In Vivo. Infection and Immunity. 74 (1). Jan. 2006: 289-295.
  • Held MR, Begier EM, Beardsley DS, Browne FA, Martinello RA, Baltimore RS, McDonald LC, Jensen B, Hadler JL, Dembry LM. Life-threatening Sepsis due to Burkholderia cepacia from Contaminated Intravenous Flush Solutions Prepared by a Compounding Pharmacy in Another State. Pediatrics. 118 (1) July 2006:e212-e215.
  • Held, Melissa. A Young Girl Returns from Senegal with Dysentery. Travel Medicine Advisor Update.13 No. 5. 33-40. 2003.
  • Sweet, L and Held, M. Just a Cough. Connecticut Children's Medical Center Medical News. Winter 2011.