Melissa Belanger, M.D., is a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and an Instructor in pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. A native of St. Louis, she received her undergraduate education at Rice University in Houston, TX, then returned home to earn her medical degree at St. Louis University. She completed her residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her special interests include preventative care and patient education. She and her husband have two young sons and spend most of their days chasing around lego-building, train-whistling, music-making, elephant dinosaurs.