Melanie Merrill-Kennedy, PA-C
Instructor, Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Midwestern University (IL/AZ) (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Professional Titles

  • Physician Assistant, Digestive Health Institute

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
  • Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses, Associate

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Digestive System
Clinical Interests
I am interested in caring for children with abdominal pain, constipation, encopresis, reflux, celiac disease, IBS, short bowel syndrome, and liver conditions.

Care Philosophy
I am passionate about the health and well being of children and have dedicated my professional life to providing the highest quality of care to my patients. As a mother of a chronically ill child, I understand how important it is for your child to be treated as an individual and not let their condition or disease define them. I strive to help your child achieve optimal health through promoting healthy lifestyle and disease prevention.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, snow and water sports, hiking, and spending time with my husband, our family dog, and my two very energetic sons.

Volunteer Activities
Because my son is an organ transplant recipient, I am dedicated to the promotion of organ donor awareness. I have served as an ambassador for local organ procurement agencies, participating in educational fairs, lectures and fundraising activities. As a former foster parent to our adopted son, I am passionate about foster care reform and have previously served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

Public Speaking
Regulatory Compliance in Transplant Medicine, Organ Donor Awareness

General Information

Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Midwestern University (IL/AZ) (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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