Melissa Scholes, MD
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Southern Mississippi (MS) (1999)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2008)
Fellowships:
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program, Pediatric Otolaryngology (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Publications

  • Scholes M, Jensen E, Meier M, Friedman N. Effect of adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea and major psychiatric disorders on obstructive apnea-hypopnea index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33206042
  • Bootpetch TC, Hafrén L, Elling CL, Baschal EE, Manichaikul AW, Pine HS, Szeremeta W, Scholes MA, Cass SP, Larson ED, Chan KH, Ishaq R, Prager JD, Shaikh RS, Gubbels SP, Yousaf A, Wine TM, Bamshad MJ, Yoon PJ, Jenkins HA, Nickerson DA, Streubel SO, Friedman NR, Frank DN, Einarsdottir E, Kere J, Riazuddin S, Daly KA, Leal SM, Ryan AF, Mattila PS, Ahmed ZM, Sale MM, Chonmaitree T, Santos-Cortez RLP. Multi-omic studies on missense PLG variants in families with otitis media. Sci Rep. 2020 Sep 14;10(1):15035. PubMed PMID: 32929111
  • Carry PM, Duke VR, Brazell CJ, Stence N, Scholes M, Rousie DL, Hadley Miller N. Lateral semi-circular canal asymmetry in females with idiopathic scoliosis. PLoS One. 2020;15(4):e0232417. PubMed PMID: 32349123
  • Greenlee CJ, Scholes MA, Gao D, Friedman NR. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Position: Does It Matter for Infants With a Cleft Palate?. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Aug;56(7):890-895. PubMed PMID: 31282194
  • Larson ED, Magno JPM, Steritz MJ, Llanes EGDV, Cardwell J, Pedro M, Roberts TB, Einarsdottir E, Rosanes RAQ, Greenlee C, Santos RAP, Yousaf A, Streubel SO, Santos ATR, Ruiz AG, Lagrana-Villagracia SM, Ray D, Yarza TKL, Scholes MA, Anderson CB, Acharya A, Gubbels SP, Bamshad MJ, Cass SP, Lee NR, Shaikh RS, Nickerson DA, Mohlke KL, Prager JD, Cruz TLG, Yoon PJ, Abes GT, Schwartz DA, Chan AL, Wine TM, Cutiongco-de la Paz EM, Friedman N, Kechris K, Kere J, Leal SM, Yang IV, Patel JA, Tantoco MLC, Riazuddin S, Chan KH, Mattila PS, Reyes-Quintos MRT, Ahmed ZM, Jenkins HA, Chonmaitree T, Hafrén L, Chiong CM, Santos-Cortez RLP. A2ML1 and otitis media: novel variants, differential expression, and relevant pathways. Hum Mutat. 2019 Aug;40(8):1156-1171. PubMed PMID: 31009165
  • Santos-Cortez RLP, Chiong CM, Frank DN, Ryan AF, Giese APJ, Bootpetch Roberts T, Daly KA, Steritz MJ, Szeremeta W, Pedro M, Pine H, Yarza TKL, Scholes MA, Llanes EGDV, Yousaf S, Friedman N, Tantoco MLC, Wine TM, Labra PJ, Benoit J, Ruiz AG, de la Cruz RAR, Greenlee C, Yousaf A, Cardwell J, Nonato RMA, Ray D, Ong KMC, So E, Robertson CE, Dinwiddie J, Lagrana-Villagracia SM, Gubbels SP, Shaikh RS, Cass SP, Einarsdottir E, Lee NR, Schwartz DA, Gloria-Cruz TLI, Bamshad MJ, Yang IV, Kere J, Abes GT, Prager JD, Riazuddin S, Chan AL, Yoon PJ, Nickerson DA, Cutiongco-de la Paz EM, Streubel SO, Reyes-Quintos MRT, Jenkins HA, Mattila P, Chan KH, Mohlke KL, Leal SM, Hafrén L, Chonmaitree T, Sale MM, Ahmed ZM. FUT2 Variants Confer Susceptibility to Familial Otitis Media. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Nov 1;103(5):679-690. PubMed PMID: 30401457
  • Scholes MA, Jensen EL, Polaner DM, Gao D. Multiple surgeries in pediatric otolaryngology patients and associated anesthesia risks. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Oct;113:115-118. PubMed PMID: 30173968
  • Santos-Cortez RLP, Chiong CM, Frank DN, Ryan AF, Giese APJ, Bootpetch Roberts T, Daly KA, Steritz MJ, Szeremeta W, Pedro M, Pine H, Yarza TKL, Scholes MA, Llanes EGDV, Yousaf S, Friedman N, Tantoco MLC, Wine TM, Labra PJ, Benoit J, Ruiz AG, de la Cruz RAR, Greenlee C, Yousaf A, Cardwell J, Nonato RMA, Ray D, Ong KMC, So E, Robertson CE, Dinwiddie J, Lagrana-Villagracia SM, Gubbels SP, Shaikh RS, Cass SP, Einarsdottir E, Lee NR, Schwartz DA, Gloria-Cruz TLI, Bamshad MJ, Yang IV, Kere J, Abes GT, Prager JD, Riazuddin S, Chan AL, Yoon PJ, Nickerson DA, Cutiongco-de la Paz EM, Streubel SO, Reyes-Quintos MRT, Jenkins HA, Mattila P, Chan KH, Mohlke KL, Leal SM, Hafrén L, Chonmaitree T, Sale MM, Ahmed ZM. FUT2 Variants Confer Susceptibility to Familial Otitis Media. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Nov 1;103(5):679-690. PubMed PMID: 30401457
  • Scholes MA, Jensen EL, Polaner DM, Gao D. Multiple surgeries in pediatric otolaryngology patients and associated anesthesia risks. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Oct;113:115-118. PubMed PMID: 30173968
  • Scholes MA, Jensen EL. Presentation and management of nasal foreign bodies at a tertiary children's hospital in an American metro area. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Sep;88:190-3. PubMed PMID: 27497412
  • Scholes MA, McEvoy T, Mousa H, Wiet GJ. Cricopharyngeal achalasia in children: Botulinum toxin injection as a tool for diagnosis and treatment. Laryngoscope. 2013 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24122834
  • Walz PC, Scholes MA, Merz MN, Elmaraghy CA, Jatana KR. The internet, adolescent males, and homemade blowgun darts: a recipe for foreign body aspiration. Pediatrics. 2013 Aug;132(2):e519-21. PubMed PMID: 23878050
  • He Y, Scholes MA, Wiet GJ, Li Q, Clancy C, Tong HH. Complement activation in pediatric patients with recurrent acute otitis media. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Jun;77(6):911-7. PubMed PMID: 23537925
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association (AMA), Member
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Colorado Outpatient and Urgent Care at Uptown
1830 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80218
720-777-1360

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Board Certification (2009)
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology, Certificate (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Ear Infection
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Eardrum Perforation
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Facial Paralysis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Head and Neck Tumors
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hearing Loss
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hoarseness
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Nasal Polyps
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Sinus Tumors
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Snoring
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Tonsillitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Southern Mississippi (MS) (1999)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2008)
Fellowships:
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program, Pediatric Otolaryngology (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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