Dr. Melanie Kandt Nies is a pediatric cardiologist specializing in congenital heart disease, echocardiography and pulmonary hypertension. She completed her medical school education at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, followed by her residency and pediatric cardiology and fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Dr. Nies' research focuses on non-invasive diagnosis, therapeutic monitoring and prognosis of pulmonary hypertension using non-invasive imaging and biomarkers. She has advanced training in echocardiography and proteomic biomarker discovery. She works as part of a multidisciplinary team at Johns Hopkins Hospital, caring for patients with pulmonary hypertension, and as part of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s multidisciplinary team for the care of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Dr. Nies lives in Baltimore City with her husband and two young sons. She and her family are fans of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, and enjoy the many city parks, food and cultural activities of Baltimore City.