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Melissa A. Scholes, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Office:

Children's Hospital Colorado
Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
13123 E 16th Avenue, B455
Aurora, CO 80045

Appointments:  720 777-8501

Academic Office:

12631 E. 17th Avenue, B205
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1950
Fax: 303-724-1961

Hospital Affiliations:

University of Colorado Hospital
Children's Hospital Colorado

Subspecialty Training: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Medical School

(1997-2001) MD, University of Mississippi, University, MS


(2001-2003) Intern, General Surgery, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Aurora, CO

(2004-2008) Resident, Otolaryngology, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Aurora, CO


(2011-2012) Fellow, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Nationwide Children's Hopsital, Columbus, OH

Scholes M, Tong H, He Y, Wiet G. Activation of the complement alternative and terminal pathways in pediatric patients with recurrent acute otitis media. Presented at American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, April 2011. Manuscript submitted.

Milczuk  HA, Yoon PJ. Pediatric vocal fold paralysis after cardiac surgery: rate of recovery and sequelae. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Nov;137(5):780-4.     

Kelley P, Scholes M. Microtia and congenital aural atresia. In: Isaacson G, Husovski J, ed. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2007 Feb;40(1):61-80, vi.

Scholes M, Yetman A, Yoon P. Anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) presenting as hoarseness in the infant. Presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, April 2007. In press.

Scholes M, Yoon P. Incidence of community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus head and neck infections in the pediatric population. Presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, April 2007

“Botulinum toxin injection for congenital cricopharyngeal achalasia.” November 2011 to present. Retrospective review currently in progress, manuscript planned. Advisor: Greg Wiet, MD.

“Neural Mechanism of Otolith Function on the Cardiovascular System in a Live Animal Model.” July 2002 to June 2003, University of Mississippi Medical Center. Advisor: Whu Zhou, Ph.D.

“Pathogenicity of Escherichia coli 0157.H7 in Relation to Pili Formation.” August 1997 to December 1998, University of Southern Mississippi. Advisor: M. Marykwas, Ph.D.

American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery