Melissa Oliver, MD

Melissa Oliver, MD

Assistant Professor

Phone: 317-274-2172
699 Riley Hospital Drive, RR307
Indianapolis, IN 46202  



Pediatric Rheumatology

Areas of Interest

CRMO, Spondyloarthropathy, Quality Improvement


Dr. Oliver recently joined the practice after finishing her fellowship at Stanford University Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in California. Dr. Oliver completed medical school in Grenada, West Indies. Her residency was completed in Newark, NJ at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She is interested in CRMO, Spondyloarthropathy, and Quality Improvement. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Rheumatology, Pediartric Rheumatology Care & Outcome Improvement Network, and Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance.

2011 Saint George's University School of Medicine
2014 Residency - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2017 Fellowship/Pediatric Rheumatology - Stanford University Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

Honors & Awards

  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Pediatric Continuity Practice Award, 2014
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Pediatric Senior of the Year, 2014
  • UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School Pediatric Intern of the Year, 2012
  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, 2012, 2013
  • Geoffrey H. Bourne Scholarship, Saint George’s University, 2007
  • University Scholarship, Saint Joseph’s University, 2002


11725 N Illinois Street, Suite 450 
Carmel, IN 46032


Research & Grants

Post-doctoral fellow research, Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA - A retrospective cohort study of juvenile spondyloarthropathy patients. Aim is to assess reasons for initiation of TNF inhibitors in this population and the effects on clinical disease activity measures.

Member of the CARRA Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis work group. - Involved in developing a consensus treatment plan for children with NSAID refractory chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO). Developed a survey for patients and families to assess the disease burden. Working on developing a family handout for educational purposes.


Oliver, M. and Watrous, J. 2006. The Role of Conductance in Long-Term Potentiation of a Five Cell Neuronal Network. Proceedings of the 20th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2006. SpeColl LB2331.N39.2006 CD-ROM