Melissa Duran
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Melissa Duran, MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit
Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Work Number: 267-234-1247 
Home Phone: 443-540-6342

Experience: For the past 10+ years, I have worked as a surgical advanced practice nurse (APN) in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where my primary role is to provide comprehensive care of the surgical neonate/infant requiring surgical intervention from admission, through the perioperative period and continuing through discharge. I have more than 16 years total experience in caring for neonates/infants requiring intensive care.  I am actively involved with safety and quality improvement, research, nursing education and scholarly publications.  I have given numerous presentations locally, nationally and internationally.  Please refer to my CV for additional information.  In addition, I have had many remarkable learning opportunities, both locally and abroad.  Overseas, I have served in various capacities from providing support to nursing students and providing primary care to underserved communities in the Dominican Republic, providing nursing education to rural Jamaican nurses and serving as an interpreter and providing surgical care to indigenous children of Guatemala. 


  • Post-Master’s in Nursing, The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

              Concentration: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner


  • M.S.N., The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing                           

              Concentration: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


  • B.S. in Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing             


  • B.A. in Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University                                         

Minor: International Studies