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Melissa H. Coleman, M.D.

Melissa H. Coleman, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
  • Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCSF
  • Director of UCSF School of Medicine Clinical Immersive Experiences (CIEx)

Contact Information

Academic Office:
500 Parnassus Ave, MUW 405, Box 0118
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415) 353-7502
Fax: (415) 353-4716
Email [email protected]
Assistant: [email protected] 
Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic:
1600 Divisadero St., 4th Floor, Box 1674
San Francisco, CA 94115
Fax: 415-353-7151
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Harvard College, A.B., Biology, 2002

Weill Cornell Medical College, M.D., 2007

  • Duke University Medical Center, General Surgery, 2007 - 2011
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Surgery, 2011 - 2013
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Surgery, Chief Resident, 2013 - 2014
  • UCSF, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, 2016 - 2019
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Surgical Critical Care, 2014 - 2015
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Clinical Nutrition, 2015 - 2016
  • Research Fellow, Thoracic Surgery Oncology Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2009 - 2011
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Thoracic Surgery & Oncology Program
  • English

Melissa H. Coleman, M.D. obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology at Harvard College and then attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Coleman began her General Surgery Residency at Duke University Medical Center where she completed her intern and second year. From 2009 – 2011 she was a research fellow in the Thoracic Surgery Oncology Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital under the direction of Dr. Raphael Bueno, Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. Her research focused on the identification of estrogen-regulated genes associated with malignant pleural mesothelioma outcomes. Dr. Coleman then completed her General Surgery Residency followed by a Surgical Critical Care and Clinical Nutrition Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

  Confired By    
  • Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF
  • 2021
  • John A. Watson Faculty Scholar, Dean’s Diversity Fund Award
  • UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2021
  • UCSF Thoracic Residency Program Teaching Award
  • UCSF
  • 2020
  • UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award
  • UCSF
  • 2019
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    1. Files DC, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Aggarwal NR, Asare AL, Beitler JR, Berger PA, Burnham EL, Cimino G, Coleman MH, Crippa A, Discacciati A, Gandotra S, Gibbs KW, Henderson PT, Ittner CAG, Jauregui A, Khan KT, Koff JL, Lang J, LaRose M, Levitt J, Lu R, McKeehan JD, Meyer NJ, Russell DW, Thomas KW, Eklund M, Esserman LJ, Liu KD, ISPY COVID Adaptive Platform Trial Network, undefined. I-SPY COVID adaptive platform trial for COVID-19 acute respiratory failure: rationale, design and operations. BMJ Open. 2022 06 06; 12(6):e060664. View in PubMed
    2. I-SPY COVID Consortium. Clinical trial design during and beyond the pandemic: the I-SPY COVID trial. Nat Med. 2022 01; 28(1):9-11. View in PubMed
    3. Coleman MH, Aldrich JM. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Ventilator Management and Rescue Therapies. Crit Care Clin. 2021 Oct; 37(4):851-866. View in PubMed
    4. De Rienzo A, Coleman MH, Yeap BY, Severson DT, Wadowski B, Gustafson CE, Jensen RV, Chirieac LR, Richards WG, Bueno R. Association of RERG Expression with Female Survival Advantage in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Feb 02; 13(3). View in PubMed
    5. Kue RC, Temin ES, Weiner SG, Gates J, Coleman MH, Fisher J, Dyer S. Tourniquet Use in a Civilian Emergency Medical Services Setting: A Descriptive Analysis of the Boston EMS Experience. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 Jul-Sep; 19(3):399-404. View in PubMed
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