Melanie A. Gold, DO, FAAP, has been appointed medical director of the School Based Health Centers (SBHC) for the Department of Pediatrics at CUMC and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Learn more.
Dr. Gold received a Doctor of Osteopathy from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, N.Y. Subsequently, she held an osteopathic rotating internship at Delaware Valley Medical Center, a residency in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and fellowship training in adolescent medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.
After, Dr. Gold spent 19 years at the University of Pittsburgh, where she rose to the rank of clinical professor of pediatrics. From 1995 to 2007, Dr. Gold developed a research career in motivational interviewing and adolescent reproductive health at the School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, within the Division of Adolescent Medicine.
Between 2008 and 2014, Dr. Gold was a staff physician at the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Health Services, where she developed clinical programs in transgender health, travel medicine, and intrauterine contraception. Dr. Gold is newly board certified in medical acupuncture, a complement to her prior integrative healthcare skills in hypnotherapy, osteopathy, and Reiki. She is currently working on a doctorate in medical Qi Gong.
“After a national search, we are delighted to recruit Dr. Gold back to New York to be the medical director of the school-based health centers within the Ambulatory Care Network of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and our department,” says Lawrence R. Stanberry, MD, PhD, a Reuben S. Carpentier professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at CUMC. “Dr. Gold has an ambitious vision to expand the SBHC to provide long-acting, reversible contraception and integrative healthcare in the school setting, and to conduct evaluation of the SBHC program’s impact on adolescent health.”
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