Dr. Melissa Hurwitz MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Melissa Hurwitz is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Palo Alto, California. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. She is one of 12 doctors at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and one of 2 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center who specialize in Pediatric Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Gastroenterologist: General Pediatric Gasteroenterology

Hospital Affiliation

Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Ranked #12 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Education & Medical Training

UCLA Medical Center
Residency, Pediatrics, 1997 - 2000

Stanford University
Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2001 - 2004

Tufts University School of Medicine
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Intermediate-term outcomes after combined heart-liver transplantation in children with a univentricular heart.
Hollander, S. A.,Reinhartz, O.,Maeda, K.,Hurwitz, M.,N Rosenthal, D.,Bernstein, D.

Impact of Immunosuppression on the Development of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Viremia After Pediatric Liver Transplantation.
Lu, B. R.,Park, K. T.,Hurwitz, M.,Cox, K. L.,Berquist, W. E.

Evaluation of Ethanol Lock Therapy in Pediatric Patients on Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition.
Pieroni, K. P., Nespor, C., Ng, M., Garcia, M., Hurwitz, M., Berquist, W. E., Kerner, J. A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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