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Melanie C. Prior, MD

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About Dr. Prior

Dr. Melanie Prior is a primary care pediatrician at Hospital for Special Surgery. After receiving both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, Dr. Prior completed a general pediatrics residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell. She is passionate about clinical care and patient education, working collaboratively with families to optimize a child's perioperative experience.

Dr. Prior is an Assistant Attending at HSS and also holds the academic title of Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she continues to mentor pediatric residents.


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Assistant Attending Pediatrician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics


American Board of Pediatrics


University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 2015


Pediatrics, NewYork-Presbyterian Weill-Cornell, New York, NY 2018

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Prior


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Prior reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.