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

Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Additional Education

  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

Comer Children's Hospital at La Rabida Children's Hospital - South Shore

Request an Appointment at Comer Children's Hospital at La Rabida Children's Hospital - South Shore or call UCM Connect at 773-363-6700

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English