Melissa Tesher, MD

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


Melissa Tesher, MD, is a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist. Dr. Tesher manages care for children and teens that have been diagnosed with a wide variety of pediatric rheumatologic disorders, but has a particular focus on juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Along with her clinical work, Dr. Tesher takes an active role in education. She is the director of the pediatric rheumatology fellowship training program. She also frequently provides lectures to medical students and residents on a wide variety of rheumatology topics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Childhood Arthritis
  • Pediatric Lupus
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Vasculitis
  • Transition Care: Care of Adolescents & Young Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions

Medical Education

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine


  • Montefiore Medical Center


  • Montefiore Medical Center


  • University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English