Melissa Tesher, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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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 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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • 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