Melissa Talley, RD, LDN, CNSC

Registered Dietitian, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition



Melissa is a GI pediatric dietitian at Lurie Children’s. Prior to Lurie Children's, she worked in pediatric gastroenterology as a registered dietitian at St. Christopher’s hospital for children in Philadelphia specializing in short gut syndrome, celiac disease, and functional GI disorders.

Melissa currently works closely with the neurointestinal team at Lurie Children’s and is passionate about the care of children with complex disorders requiring nutrition support. Melissa enjoys working with patients and families to find the best fit for their specific needs to optimize nutrition management.

Clinical Interests

Nutrition Support, Celiac Disease, Short Gut Syndrome, IBS, IBD, Pediatric Malnutrition

Education & Training

Education: Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, University of Delaware; Dietetic Internship, University of Maryland College Park

Board Certifications: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician

Professional Organizations: North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition