Elliot Melendez, MD, is a pediatric intensivist and Division Head of Critical Care at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Melendez’s clinical interests include pediatric critical care, pediatric sepsis, quality improvement, and critical asthma.


Harvard Medical School


Boston Children's Hospital


Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

Associate Professor in Pediatrics, University of Connecticut

  • Paul R, Neuman MI, Monuteaux MC, Melendez, E. Adherence to PALS Sepsis Guidelines and Hospital Length of Stay. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2): e273-80.
  • Paul R, Melendez E, Stack A, Capraro A, Monuteaux MC, Neuman MI. Improving Adherence to PALS Septic Shock Guidelines. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5): e1358-1366. (Role: study development, analysis of results, manuscript preparation) [QI]
  • Paul R, Melendez E, Wathen B, Larsen G, Chapman L, Wheeler D, Wakefield T, Macias CG. A Quality Improvement Collaborative for Pediatric Sepsis: Lessons Learned, Pediatric Quality and Safety. 1(3): e051. 2017.
  • Eisenberg M, Madden K, Christianson JR, Melendez E, Harper MB. Performance of an Automated Screening Algorithm for Early Detection of Pediatric Severe Sepsis, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Sep 17. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002101.
  • Melendez E. et al. Standardized Protocol Is Associated with a Decrease in Continuous Albuterol Use and Length of Stay in Critical Status Asthmaticus. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2020. Published ahead of print, Feb 2020