Melissa Tesher, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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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 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

Internship

  • Montefiore Medical Center

Residency

  • Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship

  • 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)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English