Melissa A Burgess, MD

Melissa A. Burgess
  • Specialty:

    Internal Medicine
  • Secondary Specialty:

    Medical Oncology Hematology
  • Board Certifications:

    Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Education:

    MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency:

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowships:

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Affiliations:

    UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital UPMC Presbyterian UPMC Shadyside


Melissa Burgess, MD, is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a medical oncologist. She specializes in the treatment of soft tissue and bone sarcomas and Merkel cell carcinoma.

Dr. Burgess is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Burgess completed her residency in internal medicine and completed her hematology/oncology fellowship at UPMC.

Dr. Burgess is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Connective Tissue Oncology Society, and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Her research interests include development of novel therapeutics for soft tissue and bone sarcoma. She has a specific interest in immunotherapeutic approaches.