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Melissa A. Shenep, MD

Melissa A. Shenep, MD

  • Clinical MD Fellow
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship



BS - Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
MD - UTHSC College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee
Pediatric Residency - UTHSC College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee
Infectious Diseases Fellowship -  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Research Interests

  • Study of antimicrobials from ideal administration in established medication to novel therapies in immunocompromised children 
  • Infection prevention
  • Determinates of disease and disease severity

Selected Publications

Shenep MA, Tanner MR, Sun Y, Culley T, Hayden RT, Flynn PM, Tang L, Wolf J. Catheter‐Related Complications in Children With Cancer Receiving Parenteral Nutrition: Change in Risk Is Moderated by Catheter Type. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 41(6):1063-1071, 2017. doi:10.1177/0148607115624087

Hunt WR, Zughaier SM, Guentert DE, Shenep MA, Koval M, McCarty NA, Hansen JM. Hyperglycemia impedes lung bacterial clearance in a murine model of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 306(1):L43-49, 2014. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00224.2013

Shenep MA*, Shenep LE*, Cheatham W, Hoffman JM, Hale A, Williams BF, Perkins R, Hewitt CB, Hayden RT, Shenep JL. Efficacy of intravascular catheter lock solutions containing preservatives in the prevention of microbial colonization. J Hosp Infect 79(4):317-322, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2011.07.010 (*co-first authors)

Last update: August 2021