Melman, Lauren, M.D., I.B.C.L.C.

Faculty Pediatrician – Portland Office


Bates College
Lewiston, Maine

Medical School

University of Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut


Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine


American Board of Pediatrics
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners


Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor
Quinnipiac University

Melman, Lauren, M.D., I.B.C.L.C.

Melman CasualDr. Melman formerly worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. Prior to joining the Middlesex faculty, she served as a pediatric hospitalist at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Her professional interests include maternal-child health, breastfeeding support, children’s literacy and inpatient pediatric care.

At Middlesex Dr. Melman cares for patients and teaches residents in both our newborn nursery and our Portland office. 

What I like best about working at Middlesex...

Middlesex Health is a forward-looking gem where staff and administration truly care about what is best for patients and value their employees. It is fun to work in such a friendly and laid back environment.

My favorite thing to do with residents is...

I love to sit down at lunch with the residents and hear about all of the amazing things they spend their time doing in and out of residency. I particularly enjoy when they call me with an interesting patient issue and we problem solve together. Collaboration with residents makes me a better doctor.

What I do for fun...

With three of my own kids in tow, when I am not taking care of babies in the nursery or pediatric patients in Portland, I spend as much time outside as possible. We snowshoe and sled in the winter and bike, hike and picnic in the summer. I also love to cook and can often be found watching cooking shows.