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Melanie Brown, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Medical Director, Pediatric Comfort Team

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Melanie Brown, MD, specializes in pediatric critical care with particular interests in ethics, integrative medicine and palliative care. She focuses on quality of life, and pain and symptom management for patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Brown works with the Pediatric Comfort Team to teach the next generation of pediatricians about complementary and alternative medicine. She also is part of a multi-center study focused on improving communication in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for patients facing life-changing decisions.

A dedicated educator, Dr. Brown teaches at the Pritzker School of Medical and she has developed and implemented a curriculum for Pediatric residents that aims to decrease disparities in health care through increased cultural awareness. In addition, Dr. Brown regularly mentors residents, fellows and junior faculty on research projects examining key topics in integrative medicine and palliative care.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Medical School

Mayo Medical School

Internship and Residency

Children's Memorial Hospital


The University of Chicago Medicine (pediatric critical care and clinical medical ethics)
University of Arizona (integrative medicine)

Additional Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
American Medical Association
American Society of Bioethics in Humanities
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
National Medical Association

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-9659

Office Fax

(773) 702-4041

Office Postal Address

Melanie Brown, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4064
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More about Dr. Brown

As a faculty member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, Dr. Brown aims to improve patient care by studying and resolving ethical dilemmas.

Watch Dr. Brown on Chicago Tonight: Respiratory Virus on the Rise.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Brown's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.