midwifestaffobstetrics-gynecologybostonfemalenoHaitianCreole(Conversational)/assets/MGH/images/obgyn/midwives/nelson-melissa-120x120.pngNelson headshotMelissaNelsonMSN, CNM, WHNP-BC/sites/MGH/obgyn/about/obgyn-doctors-midwives-and-nurses/midwives/melissa-nelson.pageChief Midwife, Obstetrics and Gynecology Midwifery ServiceYawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 4FAdolescent Pregnancy;Centering Pregnancy;Healthcare Leadership;Care of Underserved Community;Maternal Healthcare Inequities
Melissa Nelson, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC is the chief midwife of the Nurse-Midwifery Division in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her BA in Liberal Arts from College of the Holy Cross. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she specialized in midwifery and women's health. She has experience in teaching residents, midwifery students and medical students. Her clinical interests are adolescent pregnancy, centering pregnancy, maternal healthcare inequities, and healthcare leadership. In 2023, she completed the Duke University School of Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute and is an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.