Children's Hospital Colorado
Melanie Green, MD, PhD

Melanie Green, MD, PhD

Director, Multi-Disciplinary PCOS clinic

Endocrinology - Pediatric, Pediatrics
Pediatric Diseases and Conditions

Endocrinology - Pediatric, Pediatrics


Pediatric Diseases and Conditions

Meet Melanie Green, MD, PhD

My overall philosophy is try to practice personalized medicine as much as possible, and make sure my recommended therapies are right for the medical condition, the patient and the family.

"I've always been interested in women's health, so I've always wanted to focus on taking care of women and girls. I see my job as giving [patients] the tools to take control of their health."

- Melanie Cree Green

Get to know her background

I see most pediatric endocrine conditions. I have a special interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome and oversee a special clinic for girls with this condition who are also overweight, to try to offer a complete treatment plan in 1-2 visits.

Undergraduate 1999

Bryn Mawr College (PA)

Medical School 2007

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Graduate 2007

University of Texas Medical Branch

Internship 2009

University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program

Residency 2011

University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics

Fellowship 2014

University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Endocrinology

Research Fellowship 2013

Pediatric Endocrine Society

Women's Health Fellowship 2013

Endocrine Society

Scholar 2013

Western Region of the American Federation for Medical Research

Fellows Travel Award 2014

Pediatric Endocrine Society

Fellow's Clinical Research Award 2014

Society for Pediatric Research

Junior Faculty Outstanding Abstract Award 2015

Endocrine Society

Early Investigator Award 2016

Endocrine Society

1st annual Carmel Prize for Academic Excellence 2016

Western Society for Pediatric Medicine

“Best of 2017” article selection 2017

Endocrine Society

Highest Patient Satisfaction Award 2017

Children's Hospital Colorado

For Patients:
My research interests are focused on how insulin works in youth with polycystic ovarian syndrome or diabetes. We are trying to better understand how high insulin levels cause disease, so that we can prevent related conditions such as fatty liver disease or heart disease and develop new therapies.
For Referring Providers:
I perform research in insulin resistance in girls with PCOS, youth with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. My interests are focused on the interaction between glucose and fat metabolism and how the interplay leads to insulin resistance, fatty liver disease and early cardiovascular disease.

Director, Multi-Disciplinary PCOS clinic