Melissa Langhan, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine; Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Director of Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Faculty Research

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Melissa Langhan is an associate professor in pediatric emergency medicine at Yale University with a focus in clinical, patient-oriented research. Melissa completed her medical education at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn where she graduated summa cum laude in 2000. From here she completed residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, CT.
Her early clinical research focused on the use of bedside technology, including capnography, portable spirometry and bedside ultrasonography to improve the accuracy of patient care in the emergency department. She then began honing in on capnography, assessing its use to monitor ventilation in patients with acute asthma exacerbations, altered mental status, procedural sedation and endotracheal intubation, as well as assessing the utilization of capnography in different patient care areas. Melissa’s focus is now on translational research, and improving the dissemination and implementation of research into practice. She has explored the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of technology into acute care settings. Dr. Langhan has now incorporated this data into the development of a pilot study to improve use of these capnography in the emergency department for critically ill patients. Her overarching goal is to reduce adverse events and improve quality of care among this vulnerable population.

Education & Training

MHS Yale University (2013)
MD SUNY Downstate (2000)
BS University of Richmond, Biology (1995)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Chief Resident Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Resident Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Intern Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Honors & Recognition

  • Young Investigator AwardEastern Society for Pediatric Research (2013)

  • Mae Gailani Junior Faculty AwardYale University Department of Pediatrics (2012)

  • Who's Who in America, 65th edition (2010)

  • America's Top Pediatricians, 2010 edition (2010)

  • Who's Who among Executives and Professionals (2010)

  • PEM Pix Photo Competition AwardAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine (2007)

  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award (2007)

  • Research Day Third Place WinnerYale University (2007)

  • Pediatric Academic Society-Mead Johnson Young Investigator’s Travel Award (2006)

  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award (2006)

Professional Service

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2015) PREP E:Med Editorial Board

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2010) Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Directors Committee

  • New Haven Sponsor Hospital (2009) Paramedic Advisory Committee

  • New Haven Sponsor Hospital (2009) Operations Committee

  • New Haven Sponsor Hospital (2009) Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2008) Section of Emergency Medicine PEM Pix Selection Committee

  • Yale University (2008) Scholarship Oversight Committee

  • Yale University (2007) Resident Selection Committee

  • Yale University (2007) Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty Selection Committee

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2005) Section of Emergency Medicine Committe of the Future

  • Yale University (2005) Fellow Selection Committee

  • Peer reviewer

  • Annals of Emergency Medicine Peer reviewer

  • International Journal of Pediatrics Peer Reviewer

  • Medical Science Monitor Peer Reviewer

  • Pediatrics Peer Reviewer

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Academic Pediatric Association Member

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Contact Info

Melissa Langhan, MD, MHS
Patient Care Location
Pediatric Emergency DepartmentYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste WP-1

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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