Melissa G. Chung, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Melissa G. Chung, MD

Melissa G. Chung, MD

Critical Care
Physician Team

General Pediatrics
Physician Team

Physician Team

Neurology Residency

Physician Team

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4625
FX: (614) 722-4633

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Melissa G. Chung, MD, is an attending pediatric neurologist and critical care physician at Nationwide Children’s and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics and child neurology training at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Afterwards, she completed a pediatric critical care medicine fellowship and a pediatric stroke fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Chung is one of the few neurocritical care specialists in the country that is fully fellowship trained in both child neurology and pediatric critical care medicine. Her clinical interests include pediatric cerebrovascular diseases, neurocritical care, traumatic brain injury, transcranial doppler ultrasound, and acute encephalopathies. Dr. Chung is director of Critical Care Neurology within the Section of Neurology and the director of the Neuro-ICU Follow-up Clinic at Nationwide Children’s. She also is an attending physician in the multidisciplinary Stroke and Vascular Anomalies Clinic.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Transcranial doppler ultrasound
  • Acute encephalopathies
  • Neurocritical care
  • Pediatric cerebrovascular diseases
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Transcranial doppler ultrasound

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Duke University
    Date Completed: 05/14/2006


  • Lurie Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2008


  • Lurie Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2011


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2014


  • Pediatrics


  • Neurology


  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/01/2014


  • Chung, MG, O’Brien, NF. 2016. Prevalence of early posttraumatic seizures in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury despite levetiracetam prophylaxis.  Pediatr Crit Care Med. Vol. 17, no. 2. (February): 150-156.
  • Chung, MG and Lo, W. 2015. Stroke. In The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 7th ed. Edited by Cabana, MD, Brakeman, P, Curran, ML et al. Philadelphia: LWW.
  • Chung, MG and Lo, W. 2015. Non-invasive brain stimulation: the potential for use in the rehabilitation of pediatric acquired brain injury.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Vol. 96, no. 4Suppl. (April): S129-S137.
  • Chung,Melissa,G. 2015. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.  Handbook of clinical neurology. Vol. 132, no. January: 185-197.
  • Chung,Melissa; Maa,Tensing; O'Brien,Nicole. 2013. Prolonged abnormal cerebral autoregulation in children with moderate to severe diabetic ketoacidosis.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 41, no. 12. (December): e6.
  • Chung,Melissa; O'Brien,Nicole. 2013. Incidence of Early Seizures With Levetiracetam Prophylaxis in Children After Traumatic Brain Injury.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 41, no. 12. (December): e6.
  • Goldstein, JL and Chung, MG. 2013. Status Epilepticus and Seizures. In Pediatric Neurocritical Care. 1 ed. Edited by Abend, NS and Helfaer, MA. New York: Demos.
  • Chung,Melissa; Lo,Warren,D. 2013. What Price Progress: Delayed Cerebrovascular Lesions in Cancer Survivors.  PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY. Vol. 49, no. 4. (October): 221-222.
  • Fridman,E,A; Hanakawa,T; Chung,M; Hummel,F; Leiguarda,R,C; Cohen,L,G. 2004. Reorganization of the human ipsilesional premotor cortex after stroke.  BRAIN. Vol. 127, no. April: 747-758.
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