Melanie Connah, MD

Dr. Connah grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She received an Intramural Training Award (IRTA) to work as a post-bac at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for two years after graduating. She then pursued her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where she joined the Primary Care Track and discovered a love for Family Medicine. While there, she also conducted public health research on reproductive health and substance use disorders. She had the opportunity to publish and present her work at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Conference. After graduation, Dr. Connah completed her residency in Family Medicine at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. There she earned awards in pediatrics care, care of the elderly, resident scholarship, and the STFM resident teacher award. Additionally she presented her scholarly work on health disparities in cesarean delivery rates at the STFM Annual Conference, and co-presented a lecture on Hepatitis B .at the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Annual Conference. She is currently board certified in Family Medicine, and her special interests include quality improvement, patient safety, population health management, addressing health disparities, and Health at Every Size. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and dogs hiking and exploring the Upstate, cooking, traveling, listening to podcasts, and reading anything and everything.