Fields, Melanie

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology
Hematology and Oncology

phone: (314) 454-6018

Research Interests

Dr. Fields is interested in using MRI to improve our understanding of the neurologic and cognitive complications of sickle cell disease.


  • BS, cum laude, Tulane University2003
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston2008
  • MSCI, Washington University in St. Louis2014


  • Resident Physician, St. Louis Children's Hospital2008 - 2011
  • Clinical Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis2011 - 2014

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2012 - 2022General Pediatrics Board Certified
  • 2013 - PresMO, Missouri Medical License
  • 2015 - 2025Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Honors and Awards

  • Institute of Clinical and Translational Science Research Forum for Child Health Supplemental Funding Award (NCATS UL1TR000448)2015
  • American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute Participant2016
  • American Society of Hematology Advocacy Leadership Institute2017
  • Key Opinion Leader for Sickle Cell Disease Poster Walk at the 2020 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting2020
  • NHLBI Hope for Sickle Cell Disease Challenge - First Place2021

Selected Publications view all (15)

Publication Co-Authors

Red Blood Cell Storage Duration is Not Associated with Clinical Outcomes for Acute Chest Syndrome in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Transfusion. 2015. PMID:26033266 
Higher-than-expected prevalence of silent cerebral infarcts in children with hemoglobin SC disease Blood. 2015;125(2):416. PMID:25573975 
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