Melissa J. Schoelwer

Melissa J. Schoelwer, MD

Endocrinology/Diabetes: Pediatric
Call 434.924.0123
Primary Location:
Battle Building

1204 W. Main St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:
ABMS Certification:
Pediatric Medicine
Clinical Practice:
Diabetes Insipidus- Pediatric, Hypopituitarism- Pediatric, Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion- Pediatric, Pediatric Diabetes and Metabolism Disorders, Pediatric Diabetes
Assistant Professor

Melissa Schoelwer, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist and assistant professor of pediatrics. She cares for young patients with diabetes and general endocrine disorders at UVA Children’s Hospital and in multiple UVA clinics. She also sees patients jointly with oncology colleagues in a cancer survivorship clinic once a month. 

Schoelwer has a master’s degree in clinical research and is involved in a number of pediatric artificial pancreas trials at the Center for Diabetes Technology. She is also a teacher at the UVA School of Medicine, training medical students, residents and fellows.

Born in Mishawaka, Indiana, Schoelwer attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, before pursuing a medical degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She completed a pediatrics residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, an affiliate of Northwestern University, followed by a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana. Schoelwer joined the UVA faculty in 2016.

In her free time, Schoelwer volunteers at diabetes camps, serving as a camp physician at Camp Holiday Trails for a week during the summer. She is married to UVA attorney, Bill Schoelwer, and has three young children.

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