Melissa Elder, MD, Pediatric Rheumatology, Gainesville, FL, UF Health Shands Hospital


Pediatric Rheumatology Gainesville, FL

Professor and Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at University FL

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Education & Training

  • UCSF
    UCSFFellowship, Pediatric Rheumatology, 1989 - 1992
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityResidency, Pediatrics, 1986 - 1989
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
    University of Florida College of MedicineClass of 1986
  • University of Florida PhD, Immunology , 1978 - 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2005 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1989 - Present
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Rheumatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014-2018
  • Fellow (FACR) American College of Rheumatology

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Grant Support

  • Defective T Cell Signaling In Patients With SCIDNational Center For Research Resources1998–2002
  • Defective B Cell Signaling In Patients With HypogammaglobulinemiaNational Center For Research Resources1998–2002
  • SYK In T Cell Activation And Development Of AutoimmunityNational Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases1999–2000

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations