Dr. Melissa K. Trovato is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also is the director of inpatient rehabilitation for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit of the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
The unit serves children and adolescents with decreased function due to issues that include brain and spinal-cord injuries, complex medical conditions, orthopedic surgery and chronic pain.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Salem College and her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital, as well as a two-year pediatric rehabilitation fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She joined the Johns Hopkins and Kennedy Krieger Institute faculties in 2001.
Dr. Trovato is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with a subspecialty certification in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Physiatrists, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.