Marlene D Melzer-Lange, MD

Medical director, Emergency Services, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Program Director, Project Ujima
Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-266-2625 (office)
414-266-2626 (emergency department, trauma center)


Best Doctors 2013Dr. Melzer-Lange is a board certified pediatric emergency medicine physician. She has a special interest in the care of adolescents in the emergency department, injury prevention and the care of violently-injured youth. She looks for opportunities to improve care in the pediatric emergency department, including team building, flow, and aftercare of patients who are discharged from the emergency department.

Dr. Melzer-Lange’s research interests include violence prevention in the community setting, outcomes of youth who have been violently injured, and emergency department screening of adolescents for protective and risk factors including violence, mental health, and drug and alcohol. She provides advocacy for patients and families through her work on the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Violence, Injury and Poisoning Prevention, the Wisconsin Medical Society and the Milwaukee County Medical Society. She enjoys working with residents and medical students to help them learn how to optimally care for the child and family. Dr. Melzer-Lange is a strong advocate for patients and families as they present to the pediatric emergency department.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Emergency medicine
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Youth violence prevention and intervention for victims

Education & Awards

  • 1975, Medical College of Wisconsin, MD
  • 1978, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Best Doctors in America 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Milwaukee Top Doctors 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award, 2009, Medical College of Wisconsin

Research & Publications

  • Healthy Youth Strong and Connected, violence prevention program for 6th grade students in Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Use of a violence prevention module in pediatric residencies
  • Injury prevention: falls
  • Assessment of trauma symptoms among adolescent assault victims.
  • Psychosocial needs of African-American youth presenting to a pediatric emergency department with assault-related injuries.
  • Comparison of Methods for Analyzing Recurrent Events Data: Application to the Emergency Department Visits of Pediatric Firearm Victims.
  • Urban Community Characteristics of Youth Assault Victims.
  • Project Ujima: Providing Comprehensive Care to Youth Violence Victims.
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