Melinda Sharkey MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing and of Pediatrics

Departments & Organizations

Spine Center, Yale

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation: Pediatric Orthopaedics

Pediatrics: Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale | Pediatric Orthopaedics

Yale School of Nursing

Research Interests

Gender and medicine -- especially relating to academic surgical practice; Ethics of spine fusion in neuromuscular scoliosis; bone deformity, abusive fractures in children. more...


  • B.A., Wellesley College, 1999
  • M.D., University of Chicago, 2004

Selected Publications

  • "Preoperative bracing affects postoperative outcome of posterior spine fusion with instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis." Diab M, Sharkey M, Emans J, Lenke L, Oswald T, Sucato D and the Spinal Deformity Study Group. Spine, 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1876-9.
  • "Delayed presentation of tetraparesis following posterior thoracolumbar spinal fusion and instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis." Dapunt UA, Mok JM, Sharkey MS, Davis AA, Foster-Barber A, Diab M. Spine, 2009 Dec 1;34(25):E936-41.
  • Book chapter: Orthopedic Infections in Emergency Management of Infectious Diseases. Edited by Rachel L. Chin. Cambridge University Press, 2008.



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