Melinda Sharkey, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Ortho Clinical Faculty | Pediatric Orthopaedics | Spine Center

Bone Center (Endocrinology)

Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Fetal Care Center

Pediatric Orthopaedics

Spine Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Sharkey is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. She serves as one of the Associate Program Directors of the Yale Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. She is dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based, high quality care for individuals with pediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal conditions.

Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Sharkey attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco. She went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

She specializes in bone deformity and limb length differences as well as foot deformities. Her research interests include the influence of gender on thought leadership and innovation in orthopaedic surgery, abusive fractures in young children, metabolic bone disease and bone deformity.

Education & Training

MD University of Chicago (2004)
BA Wellesley College (1999)
Fellow Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Resident University of California - San Francisco
Board Certification AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)


  • Sharkey MS, Buesser KE, Gaither JR, Tate V, Cooperman DR, Moles RL, Silva CT, Ehrlich LJ, Leventhal JM. Abusive Fracture Incidence over Three Decades at a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, April 2016 (podium presentation). Baltimore, United States (2016 - 2016)

    2016: Pediatric Academic Societies abstract presentation Baltimore, MD:

  • Sharkey MS, Feinn R, Tate VT, Carter CW, Cassese T. Persistence of the Gender Gap in Academic Pediatric Orthopaedics: An Analysis of POSNA Abstracts 2009-2013. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Atlanta, 2015 (poster presentation). Atlanta, United States (2015)

    POSNA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2015

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Contact Info

Melinda Sharkey, MD
Patient Care Locations
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
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Pediatric Specialty Office1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 2nd floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Orthopaedics & RehabilitationYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 133

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation800 Howard Avenue
PO Box 208071

New Haven, CT 06520-8071