About Melissa Chittle

Melissa Chittle, PA-C, MBA, joined Mass General Interventional Radiology in 2010, serving as the lead IR Advanced Practice Provider since 2015 and the Associate Director of the IR Clinic 2019. She is passionate about advancing the role of APPs at Mass General as a member of the Mass General APP Executive Committee.

Mel is committed to improving and advancing IR clinical care and its delivery. She has helped create and support multidisciplinary programs such as Mass General Integrated Program for Fibroids, Friday Liver Tumor Clinic and HHT Center of Excellence. 

She has piloted e-visit email follow ups, assisted with developing a process for drain patient tracking and patient engagement, and is helping to implement patient reported outcomes measures (PROMS) questionnaires and initiatives. 

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Mass General Interventional Radiology

55 Fruit Street
Blake 298, IR Clinic
Boston, MA 02114

Interventional Radiology in Boston

Physician Assistant

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science - Harvard University, Masters in Physician Assistant Studies - Northeastern University

Masters in Business Administration

  • Cambridge College

Research & Publications

  1. Utilizing a Sedation Decision aid in ambulatory venous access device placement: Effects on patient choice, workup and recovery time. Chittle MD, McIntyre E, Lotti J, Saltalamacchia C, Sheridan R Mueller P, Sepucha K.  Journal of association of vascular access.  June 2018
  2. Sedation shared decision-making in ambulatory venous access device placement:  Effects on patient choice, satisfaction and recovery time.  Chittle MD, Oklu R, Pino RM, He P, Sheridan RM, Martino J, Hirsch JA.  Vascular Medicine. April 2016.
  3. Asynchronous vascular consultation via electronic methods: A feasibility pilot.  Chittle MD, Rayo SK, Jaff MR, Patel VI, Gallen KM, Radhika A, Ferris TG, Wasfy JH. Vascular Medicine 2015, Vol. 20(6) 551-556
  4. An overview of clinical associate roles in the neurointerventional specialty. Chittle MD, Vanderboom T, Borsody-Lotti J, Ganguli S, Hanley P, Martino J, Mueller P, Penzias A, Saltalamacchia C, Sheridan RM, Hirsch JA. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Jan 5. 
  5. Initial experience with endocrinology E-consults: Jason H. Wasfy, Sandhya K. Rao, Utibe R. Essien, Calvin A. Richardson, Tamika Jeune,Susan A. Goldstein, Elizabeth Laikhter, Melissa D. Chittle, Michelle Weil, Marc Wein, Timothy G. Ferris. Endocrine July 2016
  6. ICD 10: History and Context.  Hirsch JA, Nicola G, Liu, RM, Chittle, MD, Manchikanti L. AJNR 2016 Jan.  Vol 37, 4. 
  7. Initial results of a cardiac e-consult pilot program.  Wasfy JH, Rao SK, Chittle MD, Gallen KM, Isselbacher EM, Ferris TG. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Dec 23;64(24):2706-7.
  8. Longer term impact of cardiology e-consults. Volume 173, 86-93. Jason H. Wasfy, Sandhya K. Rao, Neil Kalwani, Melissa D. Chittle, Calvin A. Richardson, Kathleen M. Gallen, Eric M. Isselbacher, Alexandra B. Kimball, Timothy G. Ferris. American Heart Journal 2016.
  9. Uterine fibroid quality improvement project: implementing an integrated program for fibroids to increase referrals, uterine fibroid embolization procedures, and time from consult to procedure M.  Chittle, R.W. Liu, J. Petrozza, S. Wicky, G.M. Salazar, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology , Volume 26 , Issue 2 , S52 Feb 2015.
  10. Interventionalists need to champion UFE.  Cynthia E. Keen, M. Chittle interview,Applied Radiology. March 19, 2015.
  11. Treatment of Hypovitaminosis D in Infants and Toddlers. Gordon, Catherine et al. Contributor: Melissa Chittle. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 93(7): 2716–2721
  12. Adapting Radiology Operations to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Interview with Melissa Chittle Radiology rounds May 2020, Advances in Motion Massachusetts General Hospital
  13. Versatile roles of Advanced Practice Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bernhardt, J, Chittle MD,  Marden J, Sawicki D, The Clinical Advisor 2020