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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



Publications by Dr. Prior


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of May 31, 2023, Dr. Prior reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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