Melissa M. Arredondo, MD
Dr. Melissa Arredondo is a long-time resident of Illinois. She graduated from medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine. Dr. Arredondo then went on to complete a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at the University of Chicago. In her last year of residency, she served as the Education Chief for the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program.
After residency, Dr. Arredondo joined the Internal Medicine program at MacNeal as a core faculty member in 2016 and also worked as part of MacNeal's pediatric hospitalist group from 2016-2018. As part of the Internal Medicine program faculty, Dr. Arredondo created the program's Journal Club curriculum and worked to develop the resident core lecture noon conference series. She continues to enjoy creating and implementing curriculum and most recently is working to increase the high fidelity simulation opportunities available for residents. Dr. Arredondo regularly cares for patients on the internal medicine inpatient service and precepts outpatient resident clinic.
Dr. Arredondo seeks to encourage residents to maintain a sense of curiosity for new knowledge and to focus on providing patient centered care. She also places an emphasis on encouraging the deliberate practice of self-care to promote growth as an individual. She firmly believes that practicing the art of medicine is a great privilege and being able to sit down, engage and teach patients are the great joys in medicine.