Melissa C. Walsh, MD

Dr. Melissa Walsh

Dr. Melissa Walsh is a Midwest transplant, having grown up near Detroit, Michigan. She graduated with high honors in biology from the University of Michigan, where she helped develop a mediation center, started a group to explore complementary and alternative medicines and, most importantly, met her loving husband, Mike. After a year teaching through Americorps in Detroit, she completed medical school at the University of Rochester. 

Dr. Walsh moved to Seattle for her pediatric residency at the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital in 2004. At the completion of her residency, she was honored by the Seattle Children's Family Advisory Council with the Family Centered Care Award. Their family expanded to include their two children, Alex (2006) and Elizabeth (2008), who continue to be their utmost joy and keep them connected to the wonder and stresses of parenting! 

Dr. Walsh is excited to serve as a medical home for families, and enjoys taking care of all ages from newborns to adolescents. Personally, she savors spending time with her family, traveling and dancing. She began her practice with Richmond Pediatrics in 2007.


  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
  • Medical School: University of Rochester
  • Pediatric Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Language Spoken

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Northwest Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Washington Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • North Pacific Pediatric Society

Community Service

  • Former chair of the Seattle Children's Care Network Board 
  • Volunteer, Seattle Public Schools
  • Former president of Seattle Children's Hospital Medical Staff

Interesting Facts

Before diving into medicine, Dr. Walsh performed with the Michigan Renaissance Festival and was an avid tap dancer. During medical school, she was able to spend a month focusing on an introduction to traditional Chinese medicine in Beijing, China, which helped to give an appreciation for the different frameworks of understanding health and illness.