Melissa A. Hilmes, M.D.
Melissa Hilmes, MD, is an honors graduate and earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Michigan Medical Center, which she served as chief resident, and a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2007 as Assistant Professor following one year in private practice. In 2019, she was promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Hilmes’s many academic interests include medical student education at multiple levels, including faculty leadership in the Vanderbilt Program for Interprofessional Learning (VPIL), serving as a portfolio coach, and serving as program director for an ACE in pediatric radiology, a course for students in the 3rd and 4th years. Dr. Hilmes also directs the elective in pediatric radiology for pediatric residents and interested fellows, as well as graduate students in medical physics. Research interests include MR imaging characteristics of the pancreas in diabetic patients, which is partially grant-funded. More recently, she is involved with the PRISM study, a study of children with COVID and MIS-C. The study is sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Section: Pediatric Radiology
The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning: Sustaining a Longitudinal, Clinical Experience That Aligns Practice With Education. Davidson HA, Hilmes MA, Cole S, Waynick-Rogers P, Provine A, Rosenstiel D, Norman L, Miller B. Acad Med. 2020 Apr;95(4):553-558. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003141. PMID: 31876566
Pancreas Volume Declines During the First Year After Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and Exhibits Altered Diffusion at Disease Onset. Virostko J, Williams J, Hilmes M, Bowman C, Wright JJ, Du L, Kang H, Russell WE, Powers AC, Moore DJ. Diabetes Care. 2019 Feb;42(2):248-257. doi: 10.2337/dc18-1507. Epub 2018 Dec 14. PMID: 30552135 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
Davidson HA, Hilmes MA, Cole S, Waynick-Rogers P, Provine A, Rosenstiel D, Norman L, Miller B. The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning: Sustaining a Longitudinal, Clinical Experience that Aligns Practice with Education. Acad Med [print-electronic]. 2019 Dec 12/24/2019; PMID: 31876566, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003141, ISSN: 1938-808X.
Radiology in Medical Education: A Pediatric Radiology Elective as a Template for Other Radiology Courses. Hilmes MA, Hyatt E, Penrod CH, Fleming AE, Singh SP. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Mar;13(3):320-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.08.003. Epub 2015 Oct 17. PMID: 26482815
Spottswood SE, Liaw K, Hernanz-Schulman M, Hilmes MA, Moore PE, Patterson B, Chen H, Kan JH. The clinical impact of the radiology report in wheezing and nonwheezing febrile children: a survey of clinicians. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2009 Apr; 39(4): 348-53. PMID: 19241075, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-009-1154-4, ISSN: 1432-1998.
Kan JH, Hilmes MA, Martus JE, Yu C, Hernanz-Schulman M. Value of MRI after recent diagnostic or surgical intervention in children with suspected osteomyelitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Nov; 191(5): 1595-600. PMID: 18941107, PII: 191/5/1595, DOI: 10.2214/AJR.08.1115, ISSN: 1546-3141.