Melissa S. Putman M.D., M.Sc.
Pediatric and Adult Endocrinologist
Dr. Putman received an MD with distinction from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2004 and a Master's in Medical Science degree in Clinical and Translational Investigation from Harvard Medical School in 2015. She completed internship, residency, and Chief Residency in the Harvard Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). She then completed combined fellowship training in adult endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and pediatric endocrinology at BCH. She has been an attending physician in adult and pediatric endocrinology at both BCH and MGH since June 2012 and was promoted to Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in 2016. She serves as Director of Clinical Research of the Pediatric Bone Program at BCH and is faculty member of the Bone and Mineral Metabolism Unit at MGH. She has had multiple publications and presentations at national conferences in the area of skeletal health, vitamin D, CF bone disease and CFrelated diabetes. Her research interests are focused on improving the care of children and young adults with cystic fibrosis to prevent the endocrine complications that may significantly affect their future adult lives. She is PI of multiple clinical research studies in CF endocrine disorders funded by the NIH and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She serves as the CF endocrinologist for the BCH CF Center and the MGH Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program where she cares for patients with CF alongside their pulmonologists to address their endocrine comorbidities both in an outpatient and inpatient setting.