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Melanie Ribbeck, MD, FAAP

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Dr. Melanie Ribbeck earned her Bachelor of Science in physics, graduating summa cum laude in 2014 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She earned her medical degree at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2018. She completed her Pediatrics residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 2021. Dr. Ribbeck is board certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She joined Kelsey-Seybold in March 2022.

Awards & Publications


  • Ribbeck M, Kunar J. Hips Don’t Lie… Until They Do. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Virtual Conference Clinical Conundrum; Jun. 2020.
  • Carroll M, DeLay B, Krneta-Stankic V, Miller RK. Chibby’s Regulation of Canonical WNT Signaling in Xenopus laevis Pronephros Development. Poster presented at University of Texas Health Science Center Summer Research Forum; Oct. 2015; Houston, TX.
  • Carroll M, Matthews KL. Electronics Development for a Small Field-of-View CZT Gamma Camera. Poster presented at Louisiana State University Summer Undergraduate Research Forum; Jul. 2011; Baton Rouge, LA.


Lin, H. Macias C, McGee C, Ribbeck M, Drees D, Kati A, Perry M. “Help Me Sleep”: A Quality Initiative to Reduce Overnight Vital Signs. Hosp Pediatr (s0022) 12 (2):142-147. 2021-006250.


  • Medical Education: Designed and implemented organization-specific curriculum for practical use of electronic health record by residents. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, February 2020 – June 2021
  • Quality Improvement: Increased overnight vital signs not obtained in low-risk inpatient population to improve quality of sleep. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, September 2019 – June 2021
  • NIDDK Summer Training Program: Modeled protein involvement in intracellular signaling in developing amphibian kidney. NIH Grant 2T35DK007676-22, B. C. Kone, Principal Investigator. McGovern Medical School, May – July 2015
  • Pediatric Oncology Education Program: Assessed effect of MRI distortion on radiation therapy treatment planning, particularly on effective dose delivered to highly sensitive intracranial structures. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Radiation Oncology Division, May – August 2013
  • Honors Thesis: Adapted circuitry and built housing unit for existing CZT gamma camera for smaller field-of-view applications. Louisiana State University, Department of Physics, August 2010 – May 2014

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Ribbeck enjoys traveling with family, taking long walks with her rescue dog Daisy, and cheering for Louisiana State University.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Ribbeck has ever received is “Trust your gut.”

The most interesting place she has visited is Alaska.

Not everyone knows this about her, but she has double-jointed elbows. Her guilty pleasure is chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. As a child, she wanted to become a ballerina because she loved to dance.

Medical School

  • McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2018


  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 2021

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

Dr. Ribbeck is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


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