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Melissa Langhan, MD, MHS

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

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Melissa Langhan, MD, MHS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States



Dr. Melissa Langhan is a professor in pediatric emergency medicine at Yale University with a focus in clinical, patient-oriented research and medical education scholarship. 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 later employed translational research methods to improve the dissemination and implementation of research into practice. She has explored the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of technology into acute care settings and completed a pilot study to improve use capnography in the emergency department for critically ill patients.

Dr. Langhan also serves as the fellowship director for pediatric emergency medicine and is engaged in both local and multicenter collaborative research in medical education. She serves on the Subspecialty Pediatric Investigative Network and the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Directors Committee. Currently, her focus is on educational research, in particular on assessing for biases and disparities in the evaluation of trainees and prospective candidates, use of different assessment methods, as well as developing new curricula and fostering educational scholarship.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University (2013)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2007)
  • Chief Resident
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (2004)
  • Resident
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (2003)
  • Intern
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (2001)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate (2000)
  • BS
    University of Richmond, Biology (1995)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
House Officer Research AwardSociety for Pediatric Research2022
Young Investigator AwardEastern Society for Pediatric Research2013
Mae Gailani Junior Faculty AwardYale University Department of Pediatrics2012
Who's Who in America, 65th edition2010
America's Top Pediatricians, 2010 edition2010
Who's Who among Executives and Professionals2010
PEM Pix Photo Competition AwardAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine2007
Research Day Third Place WinnerYale University2007
Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award2007
Pediatric Academic Society-Mead Johnson Young Investigator’s Travel Award2006
Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award2006

Professional Service

American Academy of Pediatrics, Women in PEMLead the Mentorship and Sponsorship Working Group of the Women in PEM subcommittee2021 - Present
Section of Emergency MedicineAAP SOEM Elected executive committee member Abstract Chair for AAP National Conference and Exhibition2016 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsPREP E:Med Editorial Board2015 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsPediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Directors Committee2010 - Present
New Haven Sponsor HospitalParamedic Advisory Committee2009 - Present
New Haven Sponsor HospitalOperations Committee2009 - Present
New Haven Sponsor HospitalQuality Assurance and Improvement Committee2009 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsSection of Emergency Medicine PEM Pix Selection Committee2008 - 2011
Yale UniversityScholarship Oversight Committee2008 - Present
Yale UniversityResident Selection Committee2007 - Present
Yale UniversityPediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty Selection Committee2007 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsSection of Emergency Medicine Committee of the Future2005 - Present
Yale UniversityFellow Selection Committee2005 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2003 - Present
Peer reviewer
Annals of Emergency MedicinePeer reviewer
International Journal of PediatricsPeer Reviewer
Medical Science MonitorPeer Reviewer
Academic Pediatric AssociationMember

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